This event was part of a symposium, Gender, Identity, and the Crossing of Cultures in Contemporary Chinese Art and Media, which explored the intersection between gender, identity and cross cultural dialogue in Chinese contemporary art and media. Globalization of the art discourse, the hybridism of cultures, and the emerging role of female artists in this context were addressed.
The symposium featured presentations by academics, artists, gallerists, and curators from China, Europe and the United States. Organized by Elena Valussi, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of History, Humanities and Social Sciences, and presented in collaboration with the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago.
Introduction by Jane M. Saks, Executive Director of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, at Columbia College Chicago.
Chaired by Elena Valussi, Columbia College Faculty in the Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences.
Artist presentations and moderated discussions featuring:
-Olivo Barbieri (Milan-based visual artist and photographer)
-Fang Ling-an (Chicago-based artist)
-Shi Guorui (Beijing-based photographer)
-Speedism (art collaborative of Julian Friedauer and Pieterjan Ginckels)
-Dan S. Wang (Chicago-based visual artist)
-Natasha Egan (Associate Director and Curator, MoCP)
-Davide Quadrio (independent curator, founder of Bizart and ArtHub, active in Shanghai and Bangkok)
-Wu Hung (Professor, Art History Dept., University of Chicago, and curator)
Listen to the rest of the symposium here:
Focus on China: Artist Presentations and Discussions
Focus on China: Panel I
Focus on China: Panel II
Recorded Friday, September 25, 2009 at Film Row Cinema.