Flames of My Homeland Talk: Ian Boyden (’95) and William Frucht
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Exhibition curators Ian Boyden ’95–a visual artist, poet, translator–and William Frucht, Executive Editor for Political Science at Yale University Press, will discuss the lives of Tsering Dorje and Woeser, the intersections of art and politics, and the interpretation of photographs across geographic and cultural distance.

Dearest Elephant: Collaborations between Ian Boyden and Tsering Woeser, An Artist Talk by Ian Boyden (‘95) Thursday, May 6, 2021

Ian Boyden ’95—a visual artist, poet, and translator—will discuss his collaborations with the Tibetan poet and political dissident Tsering Woeser, focusing on works presented in the exhibition “Flames of My Homeland” on display in the Zilkha Gallery. Despite these two artist-writers never having met each other in person, they have succeeded in creating a compelling body of work together including translations, films, and site-specific installations. This talk is co-sponsored by Wesleyan University Press, publisher of Ian Boyden’s A Forest of Names: 108 Meditations (2020).

Burning for Buddhism: Robert Barnett and Barbara Demick
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A conversation on the role of art, memory, and resistance in Tibet with scholar of modern Tibetan history and politics Robert Barnett, Professorial Research Associate at SOAS University, London and former Director of Modern Tibetan Studies Program at Columbia University; and journalist Barbara Demick, former Beijing Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times, and author of Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town (2020).