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Focus on China: Panel I

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Focus on China: Panel I

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.

Introduced by Elena Valussi, Columbia College Faculty Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences.

Chaired by Wu Hung, Professor and curator in the Art History Department at the University of Chicago.


“Women documentary filmmakers in contemporary China”, Paola Iovene, Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Chicago.

“Gender Bender: A Discussion of Contemporary Art from China”, Julie Walsh, Director of the Walsh Gallery in Chicago.

“The experience of curating Cruel/Loving Bodies, an exhibition of Chinese female artists”, Sasha Welland, Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies and Anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Discussant: Dan S. Wang, Chicago-based artist, printer and writer.

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 Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Film Row Cinema

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