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Chinese Contemporary Art: Curation, Collection, and Connection


Presented during the UMMA exhibition Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing (February 2 - May 26, 2019), this symposium celebrates three decades of active engagement between American and Chinese artists, museum directors, curators, collectors, and scholars. 

Guided Tour of UMMA Exhibit Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing

Friday, April 5, 4-5pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Irving Stenn Jr. Family Gallery, 525 South State Street

Curator Natsu Oyobe and LRCCS Center Associate Fang Zhang

Panels and Roundtables

Saturday, April 6, 9am-5pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Stern Auditorium, 525 South State Street

The program includes two panels and two roundtable discussions that will focus on the contributions of museums, exhibitions, collections and criticism to expand our understanding contemporary Chinese art practice.

Panelists include noted leaders such as Melissa Chiu (Hirshhorn Museum), Daisy Yiyou Wang (Peabody Essex Museum), Vivian Li (Worcester Art Museum), Christopher Phillips (curator and critic), Richard Vine (managing editor of Art-in-America), Anthony Japour (collector and filmmaker), and Charles Jin (collector of 20th-century photography), as well as students, faculty, and scholars from U-M and beyond.

Supported by the International Institute, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the U-M Confucius Institute, and the Department of the History of Art.