IEAS Exhibit Series — Arts of Asia

Cities of Devotion: Newar Buddhist Traditions and the Paintings of Yuvak Tuladhar

Image for the 'Cities of Devotion: Newar Buddhist Traditions and the Paintings of Yuvak Tuladhar' exhibit EXHIBITION
March 1, 2013 to May 1, 2013
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
IEAS Lobby, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor

Long after Buddhism faded in India, the artists of the historical Nepal Valley (where Buddhism survives as a vibrant tradition till this day) continued to create Buddhist icons of such renown that they were sought across Central Asia and even attracted the patronage of the imperial court in China. Today this venerable artistic tradition continues to flourish in its homestead in the ateliers of the Kathmandu Valley. Though besieged by rampant development, the glorious royal squares in the center of Nepal's ancient capitals, Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur, have been kept intact with their unique ensembles of temples and palatial buildings. The name of Bhaktapur itself means "City of Devotees."

The magnificent artistic heritage and deeply held beliefs of Nepal continue to inspire Newar craftsmen and artists such as Yuvak Tuladhar. His icons reveal a personal and powerful vision of Buddhism, and his gentle town- and landscapes express a yearning for the Nepal of his childhood, a place that has changed dramatically — indeed in many ways beyond recognition — as Kathmandu has exploded as the fastest growing city of Asia.

Sponsored by the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Center for Buddhist Studies.


PUBLIC PROGRAM
Friday, March 22, 5 p.m.
Institute of East Asian Studies Conference Room
2223 Fulton Street, Berkeley CA

CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF NEPALESE ART PRACTICE
 • Contemporary Nepalese Art: Narratives of Visuality and Postmodernity
      Dina Bangdel, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
 • A Conversation with Artist Yuvak Tuladhar

Participants:
Dina Bangdel, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Atreyee Gupta, History of Art, UC Berkeley
Todd Lewis, World Religions, Holy Cross University
Sugata Ray, History of Art, UC Berkeley
Yuvak Tuladhar, Artist
Sanjeev Uprety, Central Department of English, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Moderator:
Alexander von Rospatt, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley


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