Chinese Art Today
Join Asia Society and Mills College for a presentation by Melissa Chiu, the Museum Director and Senior Vice President of Global Arts and Cultural Programs at Asia Society in New York. Chiu will present a lecture that chronicles the past thirty years of developments in contemporary Chinese art by tracing some of the key artists and movements that have made China one of today's most vibrant art scenes.
Melissa Chiu is Museum Director and Senior Vice President of Global Arts and Cultural Programs at Asia Society in New York and is responsible for overseeing the programming for museums in New York, Houston and Hong Kong. She was previously Founding Director of the Asia-Australia Arts Centre in Sydney (1996–2001). As a leading authority on Asian contemporary art, she has organized nearly 30 exhibitions of artists from across Asia including a retrospective by Zhang Huan, a survey of Yoshitomo Nara, and an exhibition of art from China’s Cultural Revolution. Chiu earned a M.A. in Arts Administration (1994) and a Ph.D. (2005) in Art History and is the author of numerous articles and books including Breakout: Chinese Art Outside China (2007), Chinese Contemporary Art: 7 Things You Should Know (2008), Asian Art Now (2010), and an anthology Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader (2011). Chiu has served on numerous panels including the Association of Art Museum Directors, Pew, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and New York State Council on the Arts. She currently serves on the board of The American Alliance of Museums and The Museum Association of New York.
This lecture is presented by the Jane Green Endowment for Studies in Art History and Criticism.