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As If Autumn Leaves: Exploring Age in Asian and Western Art

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Sunday, March 5th, 2023
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The 2023 SUNDAY ART LECTURE SERIES features Dr. Katherine Young’s richly illustrated overview of youth and old age in South Asia, East Asia and the West. The series portrays age as perceived through different cultural values, symbols and archetypes.


Showcasing forms which are abstract and minimalist to those which are realistic, the lectures touch on the distinctive ways three cultures understand power, status, loss and suffering through visual images. They also examine religious, social, and political movements as well as technological advances that shape the various perceptions of age.


Numerous images illustrating the lectures are drawn from the AGGV’S extensive collection of Asian art. In Canada its collection ranks second only to that of the Royal Ontario Museum.


Please join us in the Gallery for this popular series presented by the Gallery Associates. Light refreshments will be served. Recording will be available to ticket holders.


SERIES AND SINGLE LECTURE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE


FEBRUARY 26 2-4PM EXPLORATION Of AGE IN SOUTH ASIAN ART Examining the paradox that the Buddha poignantly describes himself at 80 yet Buddhist art always images him as eternally young, Dr. Young will explore how South Asian art features youth. In addition, the talk addresses how new portraiture styles and photography reverse the erasure of old age in traditional visual arts.


MARCH 5 2-4PM CELEBRATION OF ELDERS IN EAST ASIAN ART This talk explores ancestral portraits of family elders and statues of the old Confucius as the embodiment of educated wisdom at the heart of the government. Dr. Young also illustrates Daoism’s and Buddhism’s reverence for longevity and the elderly which is embodied in symbols of flora and fauna.


MARCH 12 2-4PM PDT IMAGES OF AGE IN WESTERN ART Beginning with Greco-Roman and Hellenistic images, followed by early Christian and pre-modern sculptures and portraits, Dr. Young illustrates the Western perception of Age. Included are contemporary political and pop culture images which underscore Canadian perspectives.

Cost: Student: $75 series or $30 ind
Member: $75 Series or $30 ind
General: 90 for Series or 35
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Gallery | Exhibition
    Talks | Lectures
Everything Else
    Benefit | Fundraiser
Location: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss Street, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Seniors, Student / College
More Info: Gallery Associates
[email protected]
250-384-4171
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