University of New South Wales and University of Maryland Symposium | Rethinking the Curation of Chinese Contemporary ArtVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Toward “post-West” artworlds, political economies, spatial practices, and historiographies
Since the end of the 1980s, contemporary art produced by artists of Chinese cultural identity has been exhibited internationally in accordance with Westernised curatorial discourses and practices associated with the White Cube and its postmodernist/contemporary variants. This symposium will intervene critically with those discourses and practices by exploring the possibility of alternative approaches to the curation of a culturally Chinese contemporary art.
The symposium will bring together scholars as well as critics, artists, curators, and architects/designers who will be invited to respond critically to the symposium’s theme with reference to their particular professional experiences and concerns. In addition to presentations by the symposium’s convenors and invited speakers, ample time will be given for collective discussion and responses to audience questions. The convenors will seek to publish a peer-reviewed edited collection related to the theme of the symposium.
Join us for a one-day online international symposium/scholarly gathering jointly organized by the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is essential. For further information contact: Paul Gladston at firstname.lastname@example.org
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NB The symposium takes place online across differing timezones. The symposium starts at 3.00pm, 28 April EDT in the US and ‘simultaneously’ at 5.00am, 29 April AEST in Australia. Timings for both zones are given below. If you are joining the symposium from another timezone please take account of the relevant time difference.
3. 00 -3.15 p.m / 5.00 - 5.15 a.m Welcome and Introduction
Jason Kuo and Paul Gladston, with Lynne Howarth-Gladston and Alec Tzannes.
3.15 - 3.30 p.m / 5.15 - 5.30 a.m Keynote Address
by Chang Tsong-Zung (Johnson CHANG), Director, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong.
三才的展示：天地人- Heaven Human Earth: Chinese Display in the Three Cosmological Realms.
Panel 1 - Trans-Cultural Discourses
Moderated by Jane DeBevoise, Chair of the Board of Directors of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and New York
4.00 - 4.30 p.m / 6.00 - 6.30 a.m Paper 1 - “World-Making: Staging Contemporary Chinese Art in a Global Context”
Alexandra Munroe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE
4.30 - 5.00 p.m / 6.30 - 7.00 a.m Paper 2 - “Thinking (and Practice In-/) Outside the (Yellow) Box: toward the curation of an artistic-cultural poly/cacophony”
Lynne Howarth-Gladston, independent artist and curator, and Paul Gladston, Judith Neilson Professor of Contemporary Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Panel 2 - Spatial Practices
5.15 - 5.45 p.m / 7.15 - 7.45 a.m Paper 1 - “Exploring Dangrove: what does the design and use of a storage facility for contemporary Chinese art suggest for future curatorial practice?”
Alec Tzannes, Professor Emeritus of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
5.45 - 6.15 p.m. / 7.45 - 8.15 a.m Paper 2 - “Curating East Asian Art and Artefacts: cultural symbiosis and translation, past and present”
Jackie Menzies, Curator Emerita of Asian Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Panel 3 - Social Engagements
Moderator: Hongwei Bao, University of Nottingham, UK
6.45 - 7.15 p.m / 8.45 - 9.15 a.m Paper 1 - “Curating Human Togetherness: artivism and the remaking of people and place in contemporary mainland China”
Meiqin Wang, California State University, Northridge, CA, US
7.15 - 7.45 p.m / 9.15 - 9.45 a.m Paper 2 - “Socially-engaged Contemporary Art in Rural Hong Kong”
Frank Vigneron, Chairperson and Professor, Fine Arts Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK, with the artists Natalie LO Lai LAI and Monti LAI
8.00 - 8.30 p.m / 10.00 - 10.30 a.m Concluding paper - “Curated Cultures”
David Joselit, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US
8.30 - 9.00 p.m / 10.30 - 11.00 a.m Plenary
9.00 p.m / 11.00 a.m Close
About our Speakers
Asia Society Australia proudly supports this symposium.
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