Panel 46: Towards a study of the visual culture of Tibet and the Himalayas


Part I: MONDAY 20 JUNE (Auditorium E)

Part II: TUESDAY 21 JUNE (Auditorium A)

Convener: Amy Heller

Part I: MONDAY 20 JUNE (Auditorium E)

13.30-13.45: Opening of panel.

13.45-14.15: John V. Bellezza: A typological study of tiered ritual structures in the rock art of Upper Tibet.

14.15-14.45: Laurianne Bruneau: In between Kashmir and Xinjiang: Buddhist remains of the Nubra region. Results of the Indo-French Archaeological Mission in Ladakh.

14.45-15.15: David Pritzker: Allegories of kingship: animal motifs in banquet ware of the Tibetan Empire.

15.15-15.45: Coffee break.

15.45-16.15: Heinrich Poell: The Life of the Buddha on the door of the Alchi Dukhang
– iconography and art-historical considerations.

16.15-16.45: Nils Martin: New insights on some early Ladakhi murals of the “Alchi group of monuments”.

16.45-17.15: Christiane A. Kalantari: The Buddha-vita at Dung dkar, Western Tibet. Paper in Memoriam Prof. Tsering Gyalbo.

Part II: TUESDAY 21 JUNE (Auditorium A)

9.15-9.45: Christian Luczanits: Canonical illuminations: the visual subtext of a proto-Tibetan Buddhist canon of the 14th century from Mustang, Nepal.

9.45-10.15: Hans-Werner Klohe: Lama, lineage and likeness: some remarks on a set of portrait statues from Mustang.

10.15-10.45: Knud Larsen: The architecture of the Medical College on Chakpori, Lhasa. Upgraded plans based on new research.

10.45-11.15: Elisabeth Haderer: Tibetan art goes West – a further contribution to the transmission of traditional Tibetan Buddhist art to Europe in the 21st century.

11.15-11.45: Tea and coffee break.

11.45-12.15: Eva Seegers: Stūpas in Eastern Tibet after 1959.

12.15-12.45: Nicola Schneider: The female in contemporary Tibetan art: the artist Monsal Pekar (b. 1964).

12.45-13.45: LUNCH

13.45-14.15: Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy: Moving images from the Gesar heartland: the emergence of a specifically Khampa cinema?

14.15-14.45: Françoise Robin: Tibetan women on Tibetan screen: (imagi)nation and gender in Tibet.

14.45-15.15: Leigh Miller: The ‘Look of Tibet’ without religion: cases in contemporary Tibetan art.

15.15-15.45: Tea and coffee break.

15:45-16.15: Patrick Sutherland: Re-imagining the frame: some reflections on contemporary photography in Spiti.

16.15-16.45: Amy Heller: Tibetan artists and Tibetan identity: who’s who and since when?