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Off The Walls: Remembering and Creating Art & Dance of India

Fri Sep 15 2017

Asian Art Museum

Fuller Garden Court

7 PM – 10 PM

Sold Out

7–8:30 pm
Talks + demonstration

8:45–10 pm
Reception with live music

The art is off the walls at the Asian Art Museum! Join us in the empty museum for Off The Walls, a free two-day community celebration of Asian art and culture, with local artists' installations specially made for the weekend.

A reception follows to celebrate the museum’s future, with Bijli, an electric Indian fusion band. Enjoy the real-time beats of DJ Anup Shastri with the intoxicating sounds of sarod and tabla by Brandon McIntosh and Chaz Hastings.

About the Presenters

Nalini Balbir, Universite Sorbonne-Nouvelle (Paris) discusses Jain manuscript culture and communities in 15th-century North India, from the use of palm leaves to the brilliantly illuminated 15th-century manuscripts on paper.

Ayla Joncheere, Ghent University (Belgium), uses lecture and dance to reflect on identity and cultural consumption in creating tradition through Rajasthani Kalbeliya dance, recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Related events

September 16

Off the Walls: Community Day

September 16

Off the Walls: After Dark
RSVPs for this event are no longer being accepted as the event is at capacity; limited tickets will be available at the door.
Photo: Ayla Joncheere