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Panels and Roundtable Schedule | Chinese Contemporary Art: Curation, Collection, and Connection

Friday, April 5, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

UMMA Gallery Tour: Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing
Irving Stenn Jr. Family Gallery, UMMA, 525 S. State Street

Nastu Oyobe, UMMA Asian Art Curator and Fang Zhang, Hughes Fellow (2016-2017) at U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, will lead a public tour of Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing as the opening event of the symposium.

Saturday, April 6, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S. State Street

Morning session: 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.

9:00-9:10: Welcome speech by Christina Olsen, UMMA Director

9:10- 9:20: Introduction by Fang Zhang, LRCCS Center Associate

Panel 1: CURATING Chinese Contemporary Art in the U.S.

9:20-9:50 am: Melissa Chiu, Hirshhorn Museum

“Chinese contemporary art in Formation: A Personal Chronicle”

9:50-10:15 am: Daisy Yiyou Wang, Peabody Essex Museum

"China of the Present Tense: Strategies and Challenges of Displaying Chinese Contemporary Art in American Museums"  

10:15-10:40 am: Vivian Li, Worcester Art Museum

“Chinese Contemporary Art and the Question of Relevance”           

10:40-11:05 am: Christopher Phillips, Curator and Critic

“Curating Chinese Photography and Media Art at U.S. Institutions”

11:05-11:30 am: Q&A, moderated by Natsu Oyobe

11:30 – 12:30 pm: Lunch Break

Afternoon session: 12:30- 5:00 p.m.

12:30-12:45 pm: Introduction by Robert Adams, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies Faculty Associate, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Panel 2: COLLECTING  Chinese Contemporary Art and Beyond

12:45-1:10 pm: Richard Vine, Art in America, Managing Editor

“Translating Chinese-ness: A Critical Challenge”  

1:10-1:35 pm: Charles Jin, Collector

"Passion for Collecting Photography: West and China"

1:35- 2:00 pm: Anthony Japour, Collector

“Chinese Contemporary Photography and Its Importance to the Art Historical Canon of 21st C. Contemporary Art” 

2:00-2:30 pm: Q&A, moderated by Daisy Yiyou Wang

Coffee Break: 2:30-2:50 p.m.

Roundtable: CONNECTING China in Perspective      

3:00-4:20 pm 

Panelists: Wang Zheng, History and Women’s Studies; Celine Wang, Art Institute of Chicago; Markus Nornes, Screen Arts and Cultures; Robert Adanto, Filmmaker

Moderator: Robert Adams, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, BASE-Beijing

Crosstalk: COLLABORATING Michigan Outreach

4:20-4:45 pm 

Panelists: Fang Zhang, LRCCS Center Associate; Will Thomson, LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellow, Architecture; Lucy Frye, Nandi’s Knowledge Café; Carol Stepanchuk, LRCCS Outreach

4:45-5:00 pm

Closing Remarks by Joseph Lam, Director of U-M Confucius Institute