September 12 – October 24, 2004
Saturday, October 2, 2004, 9:00 am – Sunday, October 3, 2004, 2:00 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)