Th 23 November 18:00  Speech

Buddhism in Contemporary Art

by Mary Jane Jacob, in English
In cooperation with Liechtensteinische Kunstgesellschaft.
Spirituality has at times been taboo in contemporary art circles. But for many artists today it provides the ground on which to gain the real insight that comes with deeply invested making. Since 2000 Professor Mary Jane Jacob has probed this terrain with artists who have shared 
their way of working, especially as it has been informed by Buddhism practice. In this lecture she will discuss the experiences their art offers us, the chance for the kind of personal realizations that come with meaning-making, and some lessons for living.

Mary Jane Jacob is a curator and writer who has pioneered public, site-specific, and socially engaged art in the US. Also undertaking major research projects that illuminate art’s relationship to audiences, she co-organized "Awake” Art, Buddhism and the Dimensions of Consciousness, which resulted in the book Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art and later Learning Mind: Experience into Art, among other anthologies. The University of Chicago Press will publish her forthcoming book on John Dewey in 2018. Professor Jacob is the Director of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Link to the exhibition Kimsooja