Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Curator Kris Ercums on Community 2009: Asian Art Worlds
  • Lecture
  • 3/24/2010
  • 17:30-18:30
  • H&R Block Artspace
Event Description
Recently returned from a two-month intensive research trip supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and KU International Programs, Kris will discuss the multiple art communities emerging in cities across Asia, including Seoul, Beijing, Hangzhou, the Pearl River Delta, Mumbai and Delhi.
Kris Ercums’ research centers on Asian artists who have grown up in the digital age and who have developed creative practices informed by the increased connectivity of our times. His current project focuses on two particular areas of contemporary artistic practice that have transcended national boundaries: emerging ideas about corporeality (including altered bodies, the body in social space and the body in virtual space) and the tendency of artists to experiment with, manipulate, construct and reorder history and received cultural forms