Paulina Koniuch introduces us to the latest Tibetan art trends in social media and how Tibetan identities are negotiated
Expressing one’s identity while living in exile is no easy task, but young Tibetans around the world are finding new ways to communicate their views and needs, one of which is through art. The rise of the popularity of social media, especially during the Covid pandemic, made it much easier to reach an international audience and facilitated the exchange of cultural ideas. Based on field research among the youngest generation of contemporary artists, the talk will highlight various ways in which 'Tibetanness' can be conveyed in a visual way and confront selected artworks with the artists' statements on the subject.
About the speaker
Paulina Koniuch is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw. Her research interests range from traditional Buddhist art to modern issues such as diasporic identity and minority rights.