Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Frick Fine Arts Building, Room 202
Keith Moxey - Barbara Novak Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University
Histories of non-European culture have been seriously distorted by inappropriate aesthetic values and a purposive chronology. If all measurements of time betray the cultures to which they belong, and there is no universal canon, how can we capture the texture of time's passage through cultures other than our own? To what extent is time's durational experience capable of translation? Examples of Chinese landscape of the fifteenth and Indian court miniatures of the seventeenth centuries might help us think about these issues of intercultural translation and/or appropriation.