INTERNATIONAL – TAASA Review December 2017


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USA Spirited Creatures: Animal Representations in Chinese Silk & Lacquer Metropolitan Museum, New York 21 October 2017 ­ 22 July 2018 This exhibition will explore how real and mythical animals–such as the dragon, unicorn, phoenix, lion, ox, and butterfly– are depicted on luxury materials of late imperial China.

Presenting 20 textiles and 50 lacquers spanning from the 13th to the 19th century, the objects are drawn from The Met collection, and some have not been on display for several decades. Technologies of the Image: Art in 19th-Century Iran University Research Gallery, Harvard Art Museums 26 August 2017­7 January 7 2018 The 19th century was an era of heightened image-making in Iran.

The new Qajar dynasty sought to unify a country torn by decades of civil war...