May 9, 2019

Symposium: "Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China’s Contemporary Art"

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art

CFCCA ATM symposium, 2014. Photo: Tristian Poyser.

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester and Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing have co-organised a symposium to take place on Friday 17 May at The Whitworth, Manchester.

Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China's Contemporary Art seeks to emphasise the close relationship between research and curatorial practice both in China and internationally, and discuss the rich dimensions and potential of theoretical and artistic research through the creative application of curatorial language.

Through the dialogue between curators and scholars the symposium will re-consider the political power of curatorial praxis and its role in knowledge production. By exploring China’s complex global exchanges in the field of cultural production it aims to unpick the particularities of transcultural curatorial practice and its role in interrogating Western narratives of modernity.

Marianne Brouwer, Art historian, Curator & Writer
Qu Chang, Associate Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong
Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator of Para Site, Hong Kong
Liu Ding, Independent Curator, Artist, Beijing
Tessa Maria Guazon, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman& Curator, Philippine Pavilion, Venice Arts Biennale 2019
Marcella Lista, Chief Curator of the New Media Collection at the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou, Paris

Curated by Marianna Tsionki (Senior Curator, CFCCA) & Su Wei (Senior Curator, IOAM)

This symposium is part of the Asia Research Network for Arts and Media (ARNAM) an interdisciplinary network formed in 2016 by CFCCA in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford and the University of Manchester.

Tickets are GBP 15 / 12 concession

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) is a unique art gallery with a year-round programme of socially engaged exhibitions, events and artist residencies. It has over 30 years’ experience of working with emerging and established artists to provide a space for conversation, debate and cross cultural exchange. It is the go to place to discover new artists and explore relevant global issues from different international perspectives. Based in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the exhibitions and shop are free to enter and open daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am–5pm (Closed on Mondays)

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