The University of Sydney China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia is proud to present the first of our Sydney Asian Art Series talks, with a lecture by Professor Julie Nelson Davis. In Marketing Pleasure for Profit, Professor Davis will explore the production of the now famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared.
The Power Institute with the Macquarie University’s Faculty of Arts is pleased to present a lecture by Professor John MacKay on the work of pioneer Soviet filmmaker and theorist Dziga Vertov.
The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Barbara Creed, exploring the concept of the stray from earliest times to the present with particular reference to the visual arts, literature and film. This will be followed by the launch of Creed’s new book, Stray: Human–Animal Ethics in the Anthropocene.
The Power Institute with Sydney Ideas is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the role that religion plays in the making and understanding of art. This will be followed by the launch of Thomas Crow’s new book, No Idols: The Missing Theology of Art.
Celebrated scholars Wendy Steiner (University of Pennsylvania) and Ruth Barcan (University of Sydney) will address some of the most intriguing ideas arising from the Nude: Art From The Tate Collection exhibition in this special double lecture presented in association with the Power Institute.