20 - 21 November 2007 - Performance Dates, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK
22 - 23 November 2007 - Conference Dates, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK
VITAL 07 Live Artists Announced
Vital 07 is a chance to experience the powerful, yet fundamentally simple, emotional relationship between the artist and the audience. With the use of technology playing an ever-increasing role in many artworks, the engagement between two people is often lost in the dazzling use of new media. Live Art is all about communication and Vital 07 will strip away the reliance on props and gimmicks to expose the essence of performance.
The selected artists are all engaging performers with a clear message to convey. Coming from around the world, they do not share a common language, yet their work is universal, dealing with issues such as power, identity and economics that everyone can relate to. All of the selected artists are of Chinese descent, from China, Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora. Aside from their ethnicity, what links them is a passion to involve others in their work and to create an awareness of their situation.
Vital 07 Artists
Ying Mei Duan (Germany), Lee Wen (Singapore), Hao Lang (China), He Cheng Yao (China), Zhou Bin (China), Marcus Young (USA), Leung Po (Hong Kong), Jeniveive Chang (UK), Yadong Hao (UK), Becky Ip (Hong Kong),Yang Zhi Chao (China), Brendan Fan (UK), Rosa Mei (Belgium), Jason Lim (Singapore), Lushan Liu (UK), Shui Po (China).
VITAL 07 Conferences
Delegates and speakers from a number of different countries will meet in Liverpool on 22 and 23 November to discuss, debate and share experiences of current dialogue and practice in contemporary visual and live art.
The conference, organized in conjunction with Chinese Art Centre's Vital 07 programme of Live Art, will be a fantastic opportunity to join artists, curators, academics and policy makers, in discussing some of the most important ideas pertinent to contemporary art practice today.
An impressive and diverse range of speakers from around the world will debate visual and live art practices from a number of different perspectives. Speakers include Patricia Karetzky, curator and professor at New York University whose vast body of research encompasses writings on ancient and contemporary visual arts, Lesley Sanderson, a renowned artist whose practice explores the cultural, social and political aspects of producing work as a Chinese British artist, and Dr Jason Wang, visual and new media artist, academic and professor at Ming Chuan University, Taiwan, who will present a highly engaging and entertaining performance lecture about the popular entertainment world of Karaoke TV!
Other highlights include an open space session, giving delegates the opportunity to meet face to face with speakers and artists and discuss burning issues in contemporary art practice today!
Becky Ip (Hong Kong), Patricia Karetzky (USA), Thomas Berghuis (Australia), Yang Zhichao (China), Lee Wen (Singapore), Diana Yeh (UK), Lesley Sanderson (UK), Yeung Yang (Hong Kong), Dr Tsai Kun-Lin (UK) Dr Tsen Wang (Taiwan), Nuria Querol (Spain), Ming-Yuen (USA), Zhou Bin (China), Nicole Wong (USA)
Tickets available on line www.vitalfestival.org
Chinese Arts Centre
Manchester M4 1 EU
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