University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Religion

The Challenges Facing Contemporary Tibetan Artists

with Frank J. Korom, Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University.

Unlike in Western art, where innovation and creativity have been the guiding points for striving artists, Tibetans traditionally value copying and sameness, and innovation is seen as deviation. This proves challenging for contemporary Tibetan artists who wish to find self-expression in their artistic work. This talk will cover the challenges and prospects that this dilemma raises.