Edited by Chang Tsong-Zung (Johnson Chang) and Gao Shiming, the book presents a fresh approach to understanding modern China through the art historical and critical framework of ‘three parallel artworlds’: the world of globalised art; the world of Chinese pre-modern, or literati, art; and the world of Socialist Revolutionary art.
Featuring essays by fifteen internationally prominent art historians, critical theorists and artists, and two documentary sections illustrating and interpreting over 100 artworks, the book seeks to delineate the major forms of art practices that are grounded in these three artworlds; and to demonstrate not only how these worlds continue to inform the Chinese cultural imagination today, but also how they resonate across political and personal boundaries.
2pm – 3pm | Book Launch and Signing Party with Authors and Artists Present
3:15pm – 4pm | Forum Panel 1 (Limited Seating) | Panelists: Johan F. Hartle, Huang Sun Quan, Bei Dao, Gao Shiming, Valerie C. Doran
4:15pm – 5pm | Forum Panel 2 (Limited Seating) | Panelists: Lu Xinghua, Chang Tsong-Zung, May Bo Ching, John Rajchman, Liu Tian
5pm – 5:30pm Cocktail Party