The phrase “Arts of Devotion” typically brings to mind traditional ritual objects used as part of religious practices, or evokes items like costumes, masks, dances, songs, poetry, and literature. Arts of Devotion can tend to be conflated with only those items that are understood as “traditional,” rather than those that emerge from the contemporary moment, as if modern and contemporary art can only be associated with the purely secular world.
Yet there are numerous contemporary artists who have incorporated elements of the devotional into their works, and devotional arts have changed with the advent of modern technologies and changing socio-political contexts. We might also consider Arts of Devotion as potentially extending beyond the usual association with the religious to other “devotional” relationships, such as those for political or revolutionary leaders, or individuals’ loved ones.
This year’s conference explores both contemporary and traditional Arts of Devotion by bringing together scholars from across disciplines and temporal and regional contexts, to engage with one another and a broader audience of faculty, students, and the general public.
Free and open to the public.
This conference is funded in part by five (5) Title VI National Resource Center grants from the U.S. Department of Education
Co-sponsors: African Studies Center, Center for Armenian Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Program in International and Comparative Studies, History of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art
For schedule and panel information:
|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Event Type:||Conference / Symposium|
|Tags:||Anthropology, Area Studies, Art, Art History, Arts of Islam, Asia, Chinese Studies, Diaspora, History, Interdisciplinary, international, international institute, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Latin America, Middle East Studies, program in international and comparative studies, religion, South Asian Studies, Southeast Asia, Virtual|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from International Institute, Center for Japanese Studies, History of Art, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Nam Center for Korean Studies, Center for Armenian Studies, African Studies Center, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies|
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