Keynote: Moving Borders — Tibet in Interaction With its Neighbors

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(Detail) The Sakya Lamdre lineage (Lam ‘bras rgyud). 16th–17th century CE. Tsang, Tibet. Pigment on cloth. H. 35 x W. 22 7/8 in. (89 x 58 cm). MU-CIV/MAO “Giuseppe Tucci,” inv. 882/715. Image courtesy of the Museum of Civilisation/Museum of Oriental Art “Giuseppe Tucci,” Rome.

(Detail) The Sakya Lamdre lineage (Lam ‘bras rgyud). 16th–17th century CE. Tsang, Tibet. Pigment on cloth. H. 35 x W. 22 7/8 in. (89 x 58 cm). MU-CIV/MAO “Giuseppe Tucci,” inv. 882/715. Image courtesy of the Museum of Civilisation/Museum of Oriental Art “Giuseppe Tucci,” Rome.

Peripheral Visions: An Indian Buddha in the Tibetan Imaginary

India holds a central place in the story of Buddhism’s arrival to Tibet, even as it lies on the geographic periphery of the Himalayan plateau. Peripheral Visions explores images, texts, and narratives of Buddha Sakyamuni’s life from the Tibetan monastery of Jonang Puntsokling, the seat of the acclaimed Buddhist master Taranatha (1575-1634). This extraordinary program of literary and visual works, executed by Taranatha in the early seventeenth century and examined by Giuseppe Tucci some three centuries later, projected the presence and prestige of a distinctly Indian Buddha onto the Tibetan landscape.

Andrew Quintman of Yale University gives the Keynote Address to introduce a day-long symposium which will focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries from the imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.

As part of Free Admission Fridays, the museum is open from 6-9 p.m. Please register for the Keynote.


Symposium at Asia Society

International scholars, art historians, and curators focus on the topic of the moving borders of the Tibetan cultural zone across the centuries, from the Imperial period to the present, including the Western exploration of Tibet.

Free program with museum admission.

Saturday, May 5, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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In conjunction with the exhibition Unknown Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Buddhist Painting on view through May 20, 2018

Co-organized by Asia Society and the International Center for Buddhist Studies, Renmin University of China with generous support from Christie’s and John and Berthe Ford.

Pre-order the richly illustrated book featuring works from this exhibition and more at AsiaStore.

 

Event Details

Fri 04 May 2018
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Asia Society

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street

New York, NY 10021

 

 

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