Studies focused on gender in Southeast Asian societies have emerged, in recent decades, in approximate concurrence with the development of regionally focused Southeast Asian art histories. The founding premise of this international symposium is that there has hitherto been insufficient discursive intersection between these two fields.
Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art at SOAS, University of London, Ashley Thompson will examine the historical unfolding of the Buddha’s story in a range of Cambodian contexts, its various portrayals that render it beyond traditional gender binaries, and the social challenges that come with this.
We are pleased to present a lecture by Margaret MacNamidhe, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. MacNamidhe’s lecture will discuss Eugene Delacroix’s painting Angelica and the Wounded Medoro, held in the Art Gallery of NSW’s collection.