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Online International Symposium: Rethinking the Curation of Chinese Contemporary Art

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Virtual/Online International Symposium/Scholarly Gathering

Toward “post-West” artworlds, political economies, spatial practices, and historiographies

The University of Maryland, College Park and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia present a one-day online international symposium exploring the curation of Chinese contemporary art.

About the event:
Since the end of the 1980s, contemporary art produced by artists of Chinese cultural identity has been exhibited internationally in accordance with Westernised curatorial discourses and practices associated with the White Cube and its postmodernist/contemporary variants. This symposium will intervene critically with those discourses and practices by exploring the possibility of alternative approaches to the curation of a culturally Chinese contemporary art.

The symposium will bring together scholars as well as critics, artists, curators, and architects/designers who will be invited to respond critically to the symposium’s theme with reference to their particular professional experiences and concerns. In addition to presentations by the symposium’s convenors and invited speakers, ample time will be given for collective discussion and responses to audience questions.

This symposium is open to the public and will run in webcast format only. Registration is essential, which you can do at

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For further inquiries contact:

Locally, you also could contact Professor Jason Kuo at

Asia Society Australia proudly supports this event - a partnership between the University of Maryland and the University of New South Wales. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Maryland.