Alison Carroll, curator and author, presents a lecture on Asian art in the twentieth century. There is a gap in our of knowledge of what connects the pre-twentieth century dominance of ‘traditional’ Asian arts and the rise of the internationally celebrated contemporary art of the region today. This lecture gives an overview of the main trends in the art of the region over the course of the twentieth century, from the iconoclastic young Japanese of the 1900s, to the passionate nation-building of artists in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines mid century, and to the blossoming of artistic practice across all countries in the 1980s. Find out about a period too little known by us all, see images of near neighbours that parallel many artists in Australia and add to your understanding of this amazing region.

Date: Wednesday May 18th, 6:30pm.

Venue: National Gallery of Victoria International (NGV, International), Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter North Entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt).

Cost: $18 Adult / $12 NGV Member / $14 Concession.