MCC Symposium Explores Contemporary Art in China in Anticipation of 2017 Guggenheim Exhibition

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will host Art and China after 1989: New Perspectives. The symposium, which includes 15 emerging scholars in the field of contemporary Chinese art and global art history, will take place on Friday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NYU (239 Greene Street, Floor 8).

The event is a research initiative held in conjunction with planning for the upcoming exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in the fall of 2017.

Co-organized by the curators of the exhibition – Alexandra Munroe, Senior Curator, Asian Art and Senior Advisor, Global Arts at the Guggenheim Museum, and Phil Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing – as well as Lily Chumley, Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt, the symposium invites 15 young scholars to present their recent research on contemporary art and visual culture from China. The full symposium program can be viewed at the event’s website.

Renowned scholar and curator Pi Li, the Sigg Senior Curator for Chinese Art at M+, Hong Kong, will be the symposium’s keynote speaker. Chumley, author of Creativity Class: Art School and Culture Work in Post-Socialist China (Princeton University Press, 2016), will welcome attendees with a talk on globalization and its exceptions.

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