Global Mashup - A round table conversation about aesthetics.
2pm Sunday October 2nd
Hosted by Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein
At Boston Sculptors Gallery 486 Harrison Ave Boston MA
Sponsored by ArtScope Magazine
This panel of a Wellesley College scholar of Asian philosophy and religion a Chinese Scholars’ Rock art expert and a contemporary art curator will discuss a wide range of topics in contemporary art and aesthetics. They will compare and contrast the aesthetic foundations of Eastern and Western art styles/philosophies, and consider how contemporary art speaks to our current global mashup of aesthetic traditions.
Professor of Religion at Wellesley College - An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.
Kemin Hu, one of the foremost experts on scholar rocks, or “spirit stones,” inherited her passion for stones from her father, a noted connoisseur of Chinese antiquities. She has become a recognized authority on scholars’ rocks through her long career as a dealer, collector and author. Cherished by the Chinese for generations as a focus for meditation on metaphysical principles and the arts, these stones are treasured for their natural art, and the impressions that they inspire.
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, joined the staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in fall 2010. There Miner has organized several exhibitions including Ori Gersht: History Repeating, and Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies, and Megacities Asia, the largest contemporary exhibition there to date. Prior to the MFA, Miner worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution’s museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Washington D.C. Miner’s passion for the art and artists of our time stems in part from his own active practice as an artist.
Moderator: Donna Dodson
Member BSG Current solo work Zodiac, on display.
Donna Dodson is an American sculptor who has been honored with solo shows nationwide for her artwork. In addition her goddess sculptures have been exhibited internationally in sculpture parks and art museums. Dodson is a graduate of Wellesley College. Dodson enjoys public speaking, and has been a guest speaker at conferences and panels in museums and universities throughout North America.