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To see past exhibitions at the Wang Center, please visit past programs.

 

 

Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Potasia: Potatoism in the East exhibit

Potasia: Potatoism in the East exhibit

Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

Potasia: Potatoism in the East features an insightful and entertaining survey of artworks with the potato as their central subject matter. The pieces showcase a wide spectrum of potatoes, in all manner of genres and situations—from the fantastical to the realistic, and from the comedic to the serious. The potato is not only a nutritious and earthy food but, as featured in these Asian artworks, it is also an egalitarian, versatile, multifaceted, multilingual, and multidisciplinary motif.

A diverse body of artworks examine the social, cultural, and political attitudes and ideas attached to the potato. With a focus on contemporary Asian art—featuring installations, sculpture, drawings, paintings, photos, videos, and even socialist propaganda posters—Potasia: Potatoism in the East highlights a number of curious and fascinating examples of the ubiquitous potato as represented in Asian popular culture in fine art, books, videos, cartoons, movies, songs, toys, and snacks.

By drawing on a long artistic and historical lineage, as well as by making contrasts and comparisons with diverse mediums, this exhibition illustrates the manifold creativity in the contemporary art world.

This exhibition is curated by Jinyoung Jin, director of cultural programs at the Charles B. Wang Center, and artist Jeffrey Allen Price.

The Charles B. Wang Center thanks North Fork Potato Chips for its in-kind donation of potato chips in support of the exhibit, Potasia: Potatoism in the East exhibition.

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RELATED PROGRAMS

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

Fall 2017 Exhibitions

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The Way of Tea in Asia
September 7 through December 10, 2017
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

Many countries around the world have a long history of tea: tea drinking, tea manufacturing, arts and crafts associated with tea vessels and sets, and even literature and songs devoted to the virtues of this widespread, ancient drink. Tea has been grown in many regions in Asia for thousands of years, and has always been prized as a medicinal herb, as a gift of hospitality, and as an everyday beverage. However, how a country or culture thinks of and experiences the deep meaning of tea, both in the past and in the present, can vary greatly. This exhibition highlights various tea cultures in Asia—touching Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, India, Taiwan, Tibet, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, among others—through a visual display and comparison of distinctive types of tea vessels. Each vessel—unique in terms of material, size, shape, and quality—will speak volumes on its origin country's tea culture and social history.

This exhibition is curated by Jinyoung Jin, director of cultural programs at the Charles B. Wang Center. It is supported by Special Collections at SBU Libraries, the Center for Korean Studies at SBU, the Japan Center at SBU, the Korea Society, Globus Washitsu, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (Calcutta), the Priya Paul Collection, and various private collections. 

 

center for korean studies  japan center  korea society  globus family logo 

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RELATED PROGRAMS

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Kuniji Tsubaki
Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

WORKSHOP
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sundays, September–December, 2017 @ 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 1:45 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

WORKSHOP
Kintsugi: The Art of Broken Ceramics
Fridays, October, 13, 20, 27, 2017 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
The Fundamentals of Chinese Tea
Saturday, April 13, 2017 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

 

OM Lab poster

OM Lab
September 7 through December 10, 2017
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery

"OM" is a sacred syllable, central to many Asian religious traditions for more than three thousand years. The sound has been called "elemental" and "universal," often serving as a preface to prayers and chants. OM Lab is a participatory space where visitors can step into a recording booth and offer up their own chant of this ancient Sanskrit mantra. Visitors will learn about the enduring significance of this sacred syllable and become a part of its storied history by adding their voices to a collective chant. Hear 10,000 previously collected recordings in the Rubin Museum of Art's exhibition The World Is Sound (June 16, 2017 - January 8, 2018). Receive 50% off admission when you mention "Stony Brook" at the Rubin Museum.

OM Lab is organized by the Rubin Museum of Art with generous support from HARMAN.

 The Rubin Museum of Art

 

RELATED PROGRAM

WORKSHOP
Vinyasa Yoga Flow with "OM" chant
Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 9 AM
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery Lobby

 

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