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
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
Panelists: Fang Zhang, LRCCS Center Associate; Will Thomson, LRCCS Postdoctoral Fellow, Architecture; Lucy Frye, Nandi’s Knowledge Café; Carol Stepanchuk, LRCCS Outreach
Closing Remarks by Joseph Lam, Director of U-M Confucius Institute