New Perspectives on the Silk Road: 2015 International Conference on the Kizil Cave Paintings, 21-26 October 2015
New Perspectives on the Silk Road: 2015 International Conference on the Kizil Cave Paintings
21-26 October 2015
Conference Theme: “Silk Road • Meditations” / Documentary and Art Exhibition Theme: “Thousand-Year Narratives”
Organized by China Academy of Art and the Xinjiang Kucha Academy
New Perspectives on the Silk Road: 2015 International Conference on the Kizil Cave Paintings was jointly organized by China Academy of Art and the Xinjiang Kucha Academy. The conference will provide an overview of the research on Kizil cave paintings and Buddhist art, the preservation and restoration of monuments, and other related topics about the Silk Road. This Conference will bring together distinguished experts and scholars in this field from all over the world. There will be more than 100 delegates from countries such as China, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Hungary, Russia, Japan, and others. The Conference will be held in Hangzhou and Xinjiang. It is expected to be one of the largest international academic research events happening in mainland China about the Kizil grottoes and related topics. The academic papers that will be presented during the Conference have yet to be published. The splendid Kizil murals contain the artistic and cultural legacy of four great civilizations: India, the Greco-Roman culture, Persia, and China. It is an example of one of the earliest cultural interactions between the East and West along the Silk Road. We hope that this six-day conference of seminars, exhibitions, site visits to the Grottoes, and the discussions inside the caves will expose to our delegates the charm and humanity of the Kizil murals in Xinjiang China, as well as introduce its extraordinary art and traditions to the world.