The New Social Environment#885

‘Post-West’ Arts and Visual Cultures: A conversation on Datong Dazhang

Featuring Wang Chunchen and Paul Gladston


7 p.m. Eastern / 4 p.m. Pacific

Art historian Wang Chunchen joins Rail Editor-at-Large Paul Gladston for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.

In this talk

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Supported by the endowed funding of the Judith Neilson Chair in Contemporary Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Read “Datong Dazhang, Power Station of Art, Shanghai"by Paul Gladston and Lynne Howarth-Gladston in the Journal for Cultural Research

Wang Chunchen

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Wang Chunchen is the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at CAFA Art Museum, Beijing. He was the adjunct curator at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (2012-2016) and appointed as the curator of the Chinese Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). He is Editor-in-Chief of The Chinese Contemporary Art Series published by Springer-Verlag, Germany. His art essays: Art Intervenes in Society-A New Artistic Relationship (a Chinese Contemporary Art Criticism Award book, 2010), The Democracy of Art (2013) and The Politics of Images (2013). He has also organized numerous exhibitions, most recently IN THINKING - The Intellectual History and Methodologies of Chinese Contemporary Art, Guangdong (2020).

Paul Gladston

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Award-winning critical theorist and cultural historian Paul Gladston is the Judith Neilson Chair Professor of Contemporary Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney and a distinguished affiliate fellow of the UK-China Humanities Alliance, Tsinghua University. He is co-editor of the book series Contemporary East Asian Visual Cultures, Societies and Politics and was founding principal editor of the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. His recent publications include the collected edition Visual Culture Wars at the Borders of Contemporary China (2021) and the monograph Contemporary Chinese Art, Aesthetic Modernity and Zhang Peili: Towards a Critical Contemporaneity (2019). He was an academic adviser to Art of Change: New Directions from China, Hayward Gallery, London (2012).

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