Revealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding …and what makes a great piece?

Revealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding…and what makes a great piece?
10am Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Festival Pavilion Lecture Room, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco  Share

Watch the Panel:
Ten slides and ten minutes each with world authorities offering insights into their area of passionate expertise!

Thomas Murray, moderator, introducing the Austronesian roots of Indonesian Tribal art and later influences of India, China, Islam and Europe

James Willis, senior expert, revisits his historic 1979 exhibition, “Sculpture of the Batak”…never have so many Batak masterpieces been brought together before or since!

Mark Johnson, Borneo specialist, will speak on the Kayanic Dayak tribes of East Borneo and their fabulously compelling sculpture.

Curt and Keith Clemson, guest curators of the Indonesian textile exhibit at the show entrance, will discuss great works of textile art achieved with ikat dying and back strap weaving.

Gregory Ghent to speak about Balinese Culture, music, dance, masks and sculpture of his adopted land.

John Struzinski, noted dealer and authority, will introduce Javanese aesthetics, Kris and Kris Handles his area of great collecting interest.

Natasha Reichle, curator of SE Asian Art at the SF Asian Museum, will talk about the James and Elaine Connell donation of Indonesian Tribal Gold and the Glenn and Joan Vinson Gift of Batik…stunning pieces all and a reminder of the satisfactions of museum philanthropy.

With a wrap up round table to answer questions, time permitting! A guaranteed interesting and informative morning will be had by all!

Location: Lecture Room, Festival Pavillion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Date: Sunday, February 12,10am
Cost: Entrance is included with admission to San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show 2017
Produced by: Friends of Ethnic Art and Dave DeRoche
Refreshments: Coffee & bakery treats