Negotiating Difference

Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context

Fri, Oct 23, 2009
9 am

Admission free

Negotiating Difference - Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context

Day 1 | Day 2 | I Day 3


9:00 Introduction – Birgit Hopfener (Freie Universität Berlin)

I. Contemporary Chinese Art in the Transnational and Transcultural Context. Agents of Cultural Translation

Panel Ia: Multiple Modernities

9:20 Landscapes of Exclusion: The No Name Group and Multiple Modernities, Juliane Noth (Freie Universität Berlin)

9:40 The Road of China's Modern Art: Self-Consciousness and Four Isms, Wang Ruiyun (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing)

10:00 Panel Response – Gao Minglu (University of Pittsburgh)

Panel Ib: Processes of Identification

10:50 Destroy the Mirror of Representation. Negotiating Installation Art in the ‘Third Space’, Birgit Hopfener (Freie Universität Berlin)

11:10 Cai Guoqiang’s Fireworks: Igniting a Paranational Landscape, Brianne Cohen (University of Pittsburgh)

11:30 Panel Response – John Clark (University of Sydney)

II. The Negotiation of Tradition

12:00 At the Threshold of (In-)Visibility. The White Landscape Paintings by Qiu Shihua, Silke von Berswordt (Art Collection of Ruhr Universität Bochum)

12:20 When Contemporary Art Encounters a National Treasure. Fan Kuan’s Travelers Within Mountains and Streams, Wang Ching-ling (Freie Universität Berlin)

12:40 Panel Response – Uta Rahman-Steinert (Asian Art Museum, Berlin)

III. Concepts of Body and Gender in Chinese Contemporary Art

Panel IIIa:

14:00 Ziran in Contemporary Chinese Art, Wang Ruobing (University of Oxford)

14:20 Expressions of Body and Gender in Chinese Contemporary Art, Doris Ha-lin Sung (York University)

14:40 Panel Response – Juliane Noth (Freie Universität Berlin)

Panel IIIb:

15:30 Masquerading Brides and Grooms: An Analysis of Three Art Portraits in the Media of Photography, Eva Aggeklint (Stockholm University)

15:50 A Question of Desire: Women, Bodies and Performance Art in China, Adele Tan (Courtauld Institute, University of London)

16:10 Panel Response – Karin Gludovatz (Freie Universität Berlin)

IV. Contemporary Chinese Art and Its Spaces of Production

17:00 A History of Realism in Chinese Art Pedagogy. How Realism Affects Contemporary Art Production and Consumption, Lee Ambrozy (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing)

17:20 Made in China: Qiu Anxiong's "We are the World", Wenny Teo (University of London)

17:40 Panel Response – Pauline Yao (independent art critic and curator, Beijing)

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The International Conference “Negotiating Difference. Chinese Contemporary Art in the Global Context” is hosted by: Freie Universität Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Institute of Art History, East Asian Art History

Head: Prof. Dr. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch

Conference Concept: Birgit Hopfener, Franziska Koch

Conference Organisation: Ronald Kiwitt, Juliane Noth

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