The symposium “Transcultural Visualities – Global Asian Art” presents an international inter-institutional effort to think through the space of Asian art within a global framework.
Part of a multi-year program taking place in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Wollongong, Washington, and New York, this symposium is part of a series workshops, studio visits, and other forms of engagement with art theory and practices that pertain to transculturalism, identity, memory, and place. With participation by an international roster of scholars, curators, artists, and other art professionals, ‘Transcultural Visualities – Global Asian Art’ engages the art community and the wider public through the lens of the discourse and artistic production that comes under the rubric of Asian art on a global level.
Co-convened by Alexandra Chang and Francesca Tarocco, the symposium is presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and NYU in Shanghai, with participants including Zheng Bo, Mathieu Borysevicz, Dean Chan, Alexandra Chang, CYJO, Dipti Desai, Simon Kirby, Jacqueline Lo, Tom Looser, Mark Johnson, Oscar Ho, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Arthur Solway, Francesca Tarocco, Frank Vigneron, Leo Xu, Jian-Jun Zhang, and many others.
As the last session in this program, “PHOTOGRAPHS, PICTURES AND POSTS” is a curated artists talk in form of pecha kucha and explores the contemporary practice of image-making with artists Guo Hongwei, Chen Wei, Birdhead, and Leo Xu.
Curated by Leo Xu, the session invites artists and curators to address the nature and definition of photography within today’s context of new media and new social engagement. Among young Chinese artists who work in either painting or photography, there has emerged a new interest in and understanding of photography which no longer provides solely the raw or preparatory materials for paintings and three dimensional works, or the representation of objects, but also extends to a new territory where other disciplines can meet and merge. The session will focus on how much the Internet and digital media have reshaped the idea of picture.
The session starts at 3:30pm at LEO XU PROJECTS, followed by the final remarks with Francesca Tarocco and Alexandra Chang.
For the full program of the symposium, please visit the website: http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/event/transcultural-visualities-global-asian-art-2/