Art on the Silk Road

This talk examines the rich artistic heritage that flourished as a result of the extensive trade network spanning from East Asia to the Mediterranean. From the sublime Buddhist statues of Central Asia to the exquisite silk paintings of China and the intricately crafted ceramics of Persia, we’ll examine the multifaceted artistic expressions that adorned this ancient trade route. We will also discuss the historical and cultural significance of these artworks, understanding their role in fostering cross-cultural dialogue and exchange. 

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  • the total duration of the event is 1 hour ( ~ 50mins lecture and 10mins Q&A)
  • the talk doesn’t require any prior training and anyone can join
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Sarah Jaffray
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SPEAKER – SARAH JAFFRAY

Sarah Jaffray holds a BA and MA in Art History with an emphasis in 19th/20th century France and a minor in the Italian Renaissance. She holds a second MA in Cultural Theory from Goldsmiths, University of London. Sarah was a lecturer for several colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area before relocating to London in 2012. She has worked in curatorial roles at the British Museum and Wellcome Collection. Sarah is currently a lecturer at the University of Arts London and Coordinator for City Lit’s Art History programme. Her art historical practice focuses on experimental narratives, artistic process, art pedagogy, politics and philosophy. Sarah’s current research is focused on translation and empathy.

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