A global study of images of creative expressions in the visual, media, literary and performing arts, and the underlying meanings and purposes that these images represent in the cultures and individual contexts from which they emerge. Works will be presented from a variety of cultures, including China, Japan, Bali, Meso-America, Africa, Europe and Mexico. Cultural concepts and beliefs to be studied will include the varying perceptions of self-identity among differing cultures; varying ways of defining, expressing and resolving paradoxes, dualities and oppositions in nature and human experience; varying relationships between people and nature; transformative journeys; and varying relationships between spiritual and material life in different cultures. Examples of creative works and art forms will include visual and literary labyrinths, world mountains, Balinese music and shadow puppet theatre, Chinese calligraphy, the I Ch’ing, haiku poetry, butoh, African music and masks, Cocteau’s film on the Orphic myth, and recent forms of portraiture that are redefining personal identity (including works by Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman and Frida Kahlo).
Creative Works0 seconds 12 minutes 2 hours 20 days 50 Stars 365° Among the Missing Area Code At the Gate Ballad of Expansion BIASMAP Bouquet Bouquet & Zip Gun Cartesian Luminaire Commodities creativeWorks Dead Air Departure Lounge Detroit - I Feel Good Eat the Louvre Garden of Eternal Time Guerrilla Grafters Local 411 Museum of the Future Phantom Line Phreak Boxez Power of the Mask RAW Roll Call The Shock Throne Transcendental Yellow Rose Two Stories URValue Variety is the Spice of Life Zip Gun
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