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Living Shrines of the Uyghur Over Two Decades

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Living Shrines of the Uyghur Over Two Decades

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Friday, November 18
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Lisa Ross, photo and video artist
Virtual Event


Join the November guest lecture to hear photo and video artist Lisa Ross discuss their experience traveling over multiple years in and around the Taklamakan Desert of the Uyghur Region, officially called Xinjiang (or “New Territory”) by the People’s Republic of China. Ross will share how a relationship with the spiritual and vernacular landscape unfolded, and how they developed personal friendships with scholars inside and out of the region.

Ross’s exhibition Elegy to a Uyghur Homeland is on view at The San Diego Museum of Art November 5, 2022, through March 5, 2023.


Save your spot for the online guest lecture by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.

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This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.

Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.


Featured: Lisa Ross, I Can’t Sleep (Green Dress), 2019. Archival pigment print on 100% cotton paper. Courtesy of the artist and Palo Gallery.

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November 18, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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