The Development of Modern Art in Tibet

When 18 Jul 2020 - 10 Oct 2020
Where W.Ming Art
200 East 94th Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

This summer, W.Ming will open an online PEMA lecture series: The Development of Modern Art in Tibet, led by Dr. Tsewang Tashi, curator, professor and PhD advisor at the Fine Art College of Tibet University. This lecture series has 7 classes in total, and each class will be held via Zoom on every other Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). It will shed light on the development of Tibetan art for more than half a century from the macro and micro perspectives.

On July 18th, 2020, the FIRST lecture – The Development of Modern Art in Tibet: Introduction – will be live on Zoom. This will be a FREE OPEN CLASS for everyone who loves or is interested in Tibetan art and art history. Please join us!

Zoom Room ID: 965 9051 8773
Password: wmingart

For the lectures 2 to 7, there will be a charge of $25 per class. Students can have a 20% discount. If you are interested in our PEMA Lecture Series, please register on our Eventbrite, If you are a student, please use your student email address to send messages to to get the discount code. Once you register for the lecture, teaching assistant will send the Zoom access code to you.

Register PEMA Lecture Series on Eventbrite page:
Lecture 1:
Lecture 2-7:

PEMA Lecture Schedule*:

The Development of Modern Art in Tibet 

Lecture 1 Jul 18th

Lecture 2 Aug 1st
Gedun Chopel And His Paintings

Lecture 3  Aug 15th
Art After 1950s: Amdo Jampa And Inland Chinese Artists

Lecture 4  Aug 29th
Art After 1960s: Local Artists and Inland Chinese Artists

Lecture 5  Sep 12th
The Art During The Cultural Revolution In Tibet

Lecture 6  Sep 26th
The Fine Art Since The Implementation of Reform And Open Policy

Lecture 7  Oct 10th
The Diversified Development of Arts In Tibet Since The 1990s

6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles)
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EDT (New York)
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. BDT (London)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CEDT (Rome)
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. CDT (Beijing)

About Dr. Tsewang Tashi:
Tsewang Tashi was born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1963. He is an artist, a professor and PhD advisor at the Fine Art Collage of Tibet University and a curator. He received the Bachelor of Fine Art from Minzu University of China in 1984 and later earned a master’s degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2002 and a PhD from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2014.

Tsewang Tashi conducts research mainly in the theory, history and creation of modern and contemporary art and art education. He has published the book Modernism in Tibetan Arts: The Creative Journey of Four Artists. He is one of the founders of Gedun Choephel Artists’ Guild, Deputy Chairman of Tibet Oil Painting Association, Deputy Chairman of Lhasa Artists Association and a member of the Committee of Tangka Art Exposition.

Tsewang Tashi’s work has been included in many books, including The Museum on the Roof of the World: Art, Politics and the Representation of Tibet (Clare E. Harris, 2012, University of Chicago Press), The Condition of contemporary Oil Painting in China (Leng Lin, Zhao Li, 1993, Beijing, Jinri China Press), periodicals and medias, including The New York Times, Orientations, ArtAsia Pacific, CCTV, among others.

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Image courtesy of the event organizer.