Timed to coincide with The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China at Tate Liverpool, this research forum will discuss the vast changes occurring in contemporary art from China in recent years, and by extension other non-western cultures in the Far East, Latin America, Africa and the Indian subcontinent.
Taking concepts of hua (transformation), yi (change) and bian (modification) as its central themes, we welcome papers from MA and PhD candidates that examine a range of issues now facing Chinese artists, and more broadly non-western artists in general. Topics for papers could include, but are not restricted to:
· Individuality and collectivity in Chinese art & non-western art in general
· Art’s relation to society, politics and the economy
· The development of new art spaces & districts
· Interaction with Western markets & models in the non-western art world
· The idea of the avant-garde in Chinese art & non-western art in general
· Changes in expressions of artistic identity
The event will be chaired by Marko Daniel, Curator of Public Programmes, Tate Modern, London. Postgraduate students’ proposals for papers should be 1 side of A4 in length; this is for a 20 minute presentation.
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