Cultural Preservation for the Next Generation
With Hiroshi Senju and Heather Hurst
Wednesday, November 15
Preserving cultural history–the art, architecture and aesthetics of our cities–is one of the most important tasks any generation attends to, especially in an era in which many things feel disposable. The ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, with a history dating back over 1,400 years, has a tremendous wealth of artistic masterpieces originally created for temples and shrines. Once widely viewed and enjoyed, they can no longer be shown publicly due to deterioration over time. To preserve this aesthetic legacy for future generations, the Kyoto International Culture Foundation has digitally reproduced brilliant sets of fusuma-e (sliding door art) masterpieces. In this program, internationally-acclaimed contemporary nihon-ga artist Hiroshi Senju and Heather Hurst, 2004 MacArthur Fellow for her reconstruction work with the Mayan murals of Bonampak, discuss the importance of cultural preservation and what it means for our future. Moderated by Lauren Cornell, Executive Director, Rhizome.org.
Followed by a reception.
- Wednesday, November 15, 2006
- 6:30 pm