New Discovery Series Asks: What is 'Chineseness'?

New Discovery Series Asks: What is 'Chineseness'?

Featured artist Xu Bing offers answers in panel discussion
L to R: Vikram Channa, Xu Bing, and Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang at Asia Society Hong Kong on May 8, 2014. (Asia Society Hong Kong)

HONG KONG, May 8, 2014 — Chineseness, a series from the DISCOVERY Channel, marked its premiere at Asia Society Hong Kong Center with a presentation by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang that explored the rebirth of Chinese identity through the lives and works of four renowned Chinese contemporary artists: Yang Chihung, Zhang Huan, Li Chen, and Xu Bing.

In a luncheon discussion moderated by Vikram Channa, Dr. Hsu-Tang and one of the four artists, Xu Bing, discussed Chineseness as well as Dr. Hsu-Tang's holistic view of how contemporary Chinese consciousness is reflected through arts and culture. Xu Bing also offered a few thoughts on what it takes to be inspired and how artists need to keep up with the constantly changing world around them.

Video: Watch the program (57 min., 1 sec.)

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May 8, 2014
by Peryl Tse