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New Movements from China: Contemporary Art Turns Official

A talk by Meiqin Wang (Cal State Northridge)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In this talk, Meiqin Wang (Assistant Professor of Art History at Cal State Northridge) will address the process of "pulling back Chinese contemporary art," a national state-sponsored initiative to support contemporary art forms under the umbrella of the once rigidly defined rubric of official art in China. Her talk will explore the shifting institutional context and representation of Chinese official art since the late 1990s. In particular, it addresses the artistic presentation and cultural politics of the first national pavilion that the Chinese government established for the renowned international art exhibition the Venice Biennale in 2003.

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Meiqin Wang (PhD in Art History, Binghamton University), specializes in modern and contemporary Chinese ar, contemporary art of the Asian world, and international exhibitions. For her dissertation, Wang interviewed numerous contemporary Chinese artists and did research in several fields, from museum history to the politics of international art exhibitions, to the impact of rising globalization on art production.

Her current research centers on marketization, globalization, and cultural nationalism and how they are introduced to contemporary media, formats, and issues. She also is investigating Western modes of curating exhibitions.



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Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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