Symposium: Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China’s Contemporary Art
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Organised by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester & Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing
Curated by Marianna Tsionki (Research Curator, CFCCA) & Su Wei (Senior Curator, IOAM)
Supported by Asia Research Network for Arts and Media*
We invite you to join us for ‘Transcultural Research and Curatorial Practice in China’s Contemporary Art’. This symposium, co-organized by the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, and Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing seeks to emphasize 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 we want to 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 we aim 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
Marko Daniels, director Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona
Liu Ding, independent curator, artist, Beijing
Marcella Lista, chief curator of the New Media Collection at the National Museum of Modern Art – Centre Pompidou, Paris
*The Asia Research Network for Arts and Media (ARNAM) is an interdisciplinary network formed in 2016 by Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford and the University of Manchester.