Looking through the Glass: Asian Reverse Glass Painting Traditions

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 9 am – 4:30 pm

Northern Illinois University
Altgeld Hall, 1st Fl., West End
DeKalb, IL 60115

Looking Through The Glass: Asian Reverse Glass Painting Traditions

International Symposium

9 - 9:45 a.m.    

Light breakfast

 

9:45 - 10 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

HE U Aung Lynn, Burmese Ambassador, Washington, DC

Jerry Blazey, Ph.D., vice president of the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, NIU

Paul Kassel, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, NIU

John Siblik, director of the School of Art and Design, NIU

 

10 - 10:30 a.m.

Introductory remarks on Southeast Asian Reverse Glass Painting

Catherine Raymond, Ph.D., professor of Southeast Asian Art History, director of the Center for Burma Studies and curator of Burma Art Collection at NIU

Jerome Samuel, Ph.D., vice president of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, INaLCO, Paris

 

Burma/Myanmar

 

10:30 - 11 a.m.

“Burmese Reverse Glass Painting in Perspective”

Catherine Raymond, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

11 - 11:30 a.m.

“The Burmese Artist-Chemist: The Wet Collodion Process in Mass-Produced Reverse Glass Paintings”

Carmin Berchiolly, M.A. art history, Northern Illinois University

11:30 a.m. - noon

“A Modern Escapade: Reverse Glass Painting in Bagyi Aung Soe’s Oeuvre”

Yin Ker, Ph.D., Nanyang University, Singapore

 

noon - 1:30 p.m.           

Lunch break (on your own)

 

China

1:30- 2 p.m.

“Chinese Reverse Glass Painting: Collection at The Corning Museum of Glass”

Shelly Xue, Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Visual Art

Carpenter Foundation Fellow for Asia Glass at Corning Museum of Glass

 

Indonesia

2 - 2:30 p.m.

"The Heart and the Fringes: Holy Places of Islam Through Javanese Reverse Glass Painting"

Jerome Samuel, Ph.D., Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, INaLCO, Paris

2:30 - 3 p.m.

“Glimpses of Indonesia: An Exploration of Represented Realities in Collected Glass Paintings”

Rosalia Sciortino, Ph.D., Mahidol University, Bangkok

 

Cambodia

3 - 3:30 p.m.

“Looking for Reverse Glass Painting in Cambodia”

Sopheap Somcheat, National Museum, Phnom Penh and Catherine Raymond, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University

3:30 - 4 p.m.    

"The Montague Collection of Reverse Glass Painting from Cambodia"

Joel Montague, collector of Cambodian Reverse Glass Paintings

4 - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Q&A

 

Funded with support from the Allen Series Fund, Division of Art History, NIU School of Art and Design; the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, the NIU Graduate School, the NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships; the NIU Center for Southeast Asia Studies, the Burma Studies Foundation and the Center for Burma Studies at NIU.