Culture Fix: Christian de Brer on Conserving Daoist Sacred Objects
Talk / Lecture
12:00 to 1:00
Wed, September 20, 2017
The objects featured in How to Make the Universe Right are drawn primarily from a major gift to the Fowler Museum. The scroll paintings and other ceremonial objects represent an unbroken link to the past of Asian mountain cultures whose roots go back 2,000 years. Learn from conservators Christian de Brer, Colette Badmagharian, and Chrysanthe Pantages how these objects were carefully conserved for their presentation.
#CultureFix is a short format, informal gallery talk featuring artists, curators and other luminaries. No reservation required. Culture Fix programs are free of charge.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
About the Exhibition How to Make the Universe Right (July 30, 2017–January 7, 2018) presents a large selection of rare religious scrolls, ceremonial clothing, and ritual objects of the Yao, Tày, Sán Dìu, Cao Lan, Sán Chay, Nùng, and other populations of northern Vietnam and southern China. Each group has their own traditions of educating and initiating priests and shamans, who serve as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds and between the community and deities, in order to make the universe right through healing, balancing the forces of nature, and communicating with ancestors.