TONI SCOTT: DNA - BLOODLINES AND THE FAMILY OF MANKIND
We are pleased to announce that Toni Scott's “DNA - BLOODLINES AND THE FAMILY OF MANKIND” the third exhibition of the Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program has traveled to the Changzhou Museum.
Changzhou, Jiangsu Sheng, China
January 29 to March 29, 2016
Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University
July 4 to October 15, 2015
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University is pleased to present Toni Scott's “DNA - BLOODLINES AND THE FAMILY OF MANKIND” the third exhibition of the Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program.
In the United States her "Bloodlines" exhibitions dealt with her "maternal and paternal lineage and genealogical information and stories gathered from relatives." For China she will "expand the theme adding new dimensions inspired by recent DNA findings that forge together histories and relationships of Native Americans to the peoples of Asia and Africa."
In the main gallery, Toni Scott will create a slave boat, a 20 ft. long by 8 ft. high by 8 ft. wide floating vessel created with images of slaves, flooded with inner light that will cast the images of suffering onto the floor below. For the courtyard, one large and two smaller teepees are planned. Each teepee on the outside will be decorated in traditional Native American style, but the inside will showcase the past, the present and the future of Native American lives through writings by Native American children and people of all ages.
It will be a celebration of the human spirit and the will to live and prosper in a humane social and multi-cultural world.
The Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program was established to bring talented international artists to the Sackler Museum at Beida. Artwork for this program must have cultural value in order to create an open dialogue between the work and the viewer. It is our mission to have exhibitions that are informative, exciting, interactive and most of all thought-provoking. The aim of this program is to create cross-cultural understanding and promote lasting relationships between peoples by bringing works by artists from diverse backgrounds to China.
Coupled Human and Environmental Systems
National Academy of Sciences
Monday, March 14, 2016 - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
"The goal of this colloquium is to bring together researchers joined by an interest in using the paradigm of coupled human-natural systems to advance our understanding of ecosystem and human health. Research on coupled human-environment systems has often been conducted separately in ecology, epidemiology, geography and other fields for many years, depending on the study system of interest. Bringing together groups from these disciplines will facilitate collaborations and synergies that cut across the boundaries of traditional disciplines, resulting in greater progress than would not be possible with these groups working in isolation from one another."
For more information go to Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia