The Heavenly Cloths Having no Boundaries:
Spatial Context of the Integration of Multi-ethnic Buddhist Art
——Visual Anthropological Observation on the Clothes of Buddhist Status
Lecturer:Deng Qiyao, emeritus professor of School of Sociology & Anthropology Sun Yat-sen University, professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and director of Research Center for Visual Culture
Academic chair:Hu Bin（the executive deputy director of the Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and professor at Art Management Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts.)
Time:15：00 ，Friday, April 23, 2021
Location:Academic Hall, First Floor of Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, No. 257, Changgangdong Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou
会议 ID ：641 669 414
ID：641 669 414
Organizer:Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
In terms of the characteristics of Buddhist status style and clothes, there are three main contexts of Buddhist status style corresponding to the dissemination routes of Buddhism, namely, the Northern Silk Road and Gandhara style Buddhist status, Southeast Asia major thoroughfare and Mathura style Buddhist status, Bay of Bengal-the sea route of South China Sea and Amaravati-Sarnath style Buddhist status. In addition, due to the exploration, colonization and cultural exchange of Europe and America to Asia, there was also a reverse flow of the dissemination of Buddha status, and they were scattered as cultural relics or works of art in the hands of European and American museums and collectors, which may also be regarded as another context of the dissemination of Buddhist art. From the perspective of visual anthropology and human geography, this lecture discusses how Buddhism and its status art blend and spread among various ethnic groups in Eurasia; How do these commercial, military and cultural channels through different regions interact with different local ethnic groups and cultural traditions and present different localization states and spatial context.
Deng Qiyao, emeritus professor of School of Sociology & Anthropology Sun Yat-sen University, professor at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and director of Research Center for Visual Culture, the chief expert of "Research on the Investigation and Digital Preservation of Chinese Religious Art Heritage", the major project of the National Social Sciences Fund.
His academic research interests include visual anthropology and folklore, some of his anthropological documentaries have been invited to participate in international exchanges and he have curated several visual culture and art exhibitions. He has published "Ethnic Clothes: A Cultural Symbol", "Thinking Structure of Chinese Mythology", "Investigation of Witchcraft in China", "My View and Other View: Exploration between Mirror Ego and Other Nature", "Unwritten Cultural History" and so on. He has participated in the "85" Art New Wave activities and is one of the initiators of the Southwest Art Groups. He likes to walk the wild road, and once served as the vice chairman of China Adventure Association.