at The University of Chicago
Visit our new site for all current information.

Yang Fudong

5 Films
September 12 – October 24, 2004

Sun, Sep 12, 20044:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Opening Reception and Discussion

With an artist talk from 5:00-6:00 p.m

Sat, Oct 2, 20049:00 am
Sun, Oct 3, 20042:00 pm


A Symposium on Experimental Chinese Photography, Video and Film

Location: The Renaissance Society

Organized by The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in collaboration with The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, the International Center of Photography, New York, and the Asia Society, New York.

This symposium brings together exhibition organizers and exhibiting artists with guest scholars, filmmakers, and curators from China and the United States to consider the ongoing cross-fertilization between art forms, thematic overlaps, and the role of performance in recent photo-based work.

9:00 Opening Remarks: Jacqueline Terrassa, Interim Director, Smart Museum of Art
9:10-9:40 Overview Lecture: Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Chinese Art History, University of Chicago and Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art

9:45-11:45 Panel 1: PHOTOGRAPHY
Moderator: Wu Hung; Panelists: Feng Boyi, independent curator and critic, Beijing; Rong Rong, artist, Beijing; Christopher Phillips, Curator, International Center of Photography, NY; Miao Xiaochun, artist, Beijing.

1:00-3:00 Panel 2: VIDEO
Moderator: Christopher Phillips; Panelists: Melissa Chiu, Director, The Asia Society, New York; Qiu Zhijie, artist and curator, Beijing; Hamza Walker, Education Director, Renaissance Society, Chicago; Lin Tianmiao, exhibition artist, Beijing

3:15-5:15 Panel 3: FILM
Moderator: Jennifer Purtle, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Chicago; Panelists: Jerome Silbergeld, Professor, Art and Archeology Department, Princeton University, NJ; Jia Zhangke, filmmaker, China; Jason McGrath, University of Minnesota; B?r?nice Reynaud, Professor, School of Film/Video, School of Critical Studies, CalArts-(tentative)

Sun, Oct 3, 20047:00 pm


Chao-Ming Tung (gu-zheng); Bernhard Gal (electronics); with Ensemble Noamnesia

Location: The Renaissance Society
The acclaimed Chao-Ming Tung (b. 1969) is featured composer and performer on the gu-zheng (a Chinese zither) for this performance. Tung studied tuba at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei in 1987-88 before moving to Germany. From 1990-97, he studied composition with Johannes Fritsch and Mauricio Kagel at the Hochschule fur Musik Koln. Since 1997, he has been a member of the Kolner Gesellschaft fur Neue Musik.
Tue, Oct 5, 20048:00 pm


Brad Brickner (clarinet solo)

Location: The Renaissance Society
Admission: free
Hyde Park native Brad Brickner is an accoplished clarinetist with an outstanding repertoire of twentieth-century solo works. This concert with feature compositions by S. James Kurtz, William Albright, Luciano Berio, Dorrance Stalvey, Gordon Crosse, and William Bolcom. This concert will take place in the Gallery.

Co-sponsored by Soundfield
Tue, Oct 26, 20048:00 pm


YAGO, by Gene Coleman
XASAX saxophone quartet, a Gaguku trio (Aya Motohashi, Sasmoto Takeshi, Ko Ishikawa) and live electronics (Toshimaru Nakamura and Kazuhisha Uchihashi)

Location: The Renaissance Society
XASAX saxophone quartet from France will perform YAGO by Gene Coleman, with Toshimaru Nakamura and Kazuhisha Uchihashi and a Gagaku ensemble October 26th, 8pm, at The Society.

Co-sponsored by Soundfield


Fri, Oct 29, 20048:00 pm


Ko Ishikawa (sho), Min Xiao-Fen (pipa) and Paulo Alvares (piano) with Ensemble Noamnesia

Location: Bond Chapel, University of Chicago, 1025 E. 58th St.
Admission: free
Ko Ishikawa, born in 1963 in Tokyo is a sho (Japanese bamboo mouth organ) soloist and a member of the Gagaku ensemble Reigakusha. He has made numerous appearances as a member of Reigakusha and as a soloist in Europe, performing in major festivals in Vienna, London, Paris, Tokyo, Frankfurt and Berlin.
Internationally renowned pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fen is one of the leading performers in the world of traditional and contemporary compositions for the pipa. She was featured pipa soloist in the famed Nanjing National Music Orchestra from 1980 to 1992. She moved to New York in 1992 and since then has been featured soloist for premieres by composers Tan Dun, Anthony De Ritis and Phillip Glass, including Tan Dun?s opera Peony Pavilion created with theater director Peter Sellars. Additionally, Min Xiao-Fen is widely recognized for her collaborations with experimental improvisers, including Derek Bailey and John Zorn, as well as solo performances of traditional Chinese repertoire and her own transcriptions of jazz standards. In 2003 she was invited by the Lincoln Center to play a solo concert focusing on her transcriptions of Thelonious Monk compositions.
Brazilian pianist Paulo Alvares received the Kranichsteiner Music Prize in July 1990 at the Darmstadt International Course for New Music, Germany. Subsequently he worked at IRCAM in Paris, researching the use of the piano with live electronics. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world, working on a regular basis as a pianist with the WDR Radio Orchestra, Het Spectral Ensemble in Ghent, and Musikfabrik in Dueseldorf. He has performed as a featured soloist in many festivals of new music, including Wien Modern, Trienale Koeln, Huddersfield, Musica in Strasbourg, Berio Festival in Turin, Witten Days for new music, and Festival Musicia Nova in Sao Paulo among others.

The Renaissance Society
is a contemporary art
museum free and
open to the public
Tue  Sep 21, 2021