“Not of This World” Exhibition


From Andrew Chatfield:

A ghost woman who searches for her husband, an immortal trapped in a
peasant’s body, and a wheel that spins prayers—East Asian cultures
offer artwork woven through with supernatural and mystical elements.
These encompass but a portion of the sensory, transcendental imagery
in “Not of This World.” Not only aesthetically pleasing, these
pieces reveal spiritual worlds filled with love, betrayal, and faith.
To inaugurate Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies,
students curated this exhibition of the most compelling artworks from
the collection. The divine, the uncanny, and the surreal all merge
into our lived reality in this selection of objects and images.
Uncover the hidden stories of East Asia’s religion and folklore to
discover a world not entirely of our own.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed: Saturday, October 18 through Tuesday, October 21; and Tuesday,
November 25 through Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Date: September 10, 2014 – December 5, 2014
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies Gallery (343
Washington Terrace)
Cost: Free

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