Oil & Water Symposium

When 27 Apr 2014
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Where The Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
United States
Cost $15/Adults; $10/MOCA Members, Students, and Seniors
Enquiry (212) 619-4785

The Museum of Chinese in America in New York City (MOCA) will host a scholarly symposium in conjunction with MOCA’s upcoming exhibition Oil & Water: Reinterpreting Ink, opening April 24th. The exhibition will feature the work of three renowned Chinese contemporary artists: Qiu Deshu, Wei Jia, and Zhang Hongtu, guest curated by Michelle Y. Loh.

This symposium is composed of experts in the field of Chinese and American art history who will discuss the trajectory of Chinese ink art from traditional landscape painting and calligraphy to the creative reinterpretation of these historic models, reflecting on the social, political and artistic ramifications of their development. The dialogues will unpack the intellectual importance of the ever-developing ink genre and the role these artists play in shaping contemporary art in New York.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM:

• 10:00 – 10:30AM
Welcome and Introduction
by Herb Tam, Carolyn Hsu-Balcer, and Michelle Loh

• 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Let Hundred Flowers Bloom: Contemporary Ink in the 21st Century
by Julia F. Andrews , Kuiyi Shen, and Melissa Chiu
Moderated by John Rajchman

• 11:30AM – 12:00PM
Artist Interview:
Wei Jia and Robert C. Morgan

• 12:00AM – 12:30PM
Artist Interview:
Zhang Hongtu and Richard Vine

12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch Break

• 1:30PM – 2:30PM The Emergence of Asian Art and Asian American Art in the 20th Century

What is Asian, what is American? by Lilly Wei, Aileen Wang (1:30PM – 2:00PM)

How Does Political Evolution and Artistic Revolution in China and America Shape the Development of Asian/American Art by Jerome Cohen (2:00PM – 2:30PM)

• 2:30PM – 3:00PM
Artist Interview:
Qiu Deshu and Joan Cohen

3:00PM – 4:00PM Gallery Tour

Panelists include Julia Andrews (Professor, Department of the History of Art, Ohio State University), Carolyn Hsu-Balcer (CEO of SnoPea Inc. and Collector), Melissa Chiu (Director, Asia Society Musuem), Jerome Cohen (Professor of Law at New York University School of Law), Joan Lebold Cohen (Art Historian and Photographer), Qiu Deshu (Featured Artist), Michelle Loh (Art Consultant), Robert C. Morgan (Art Critic and Artist; Professor Emeritus, Art History, Rochester Institute of Technology), John Rajchman (Director, the Modern Art M.A. Program, Columbia University), Kuiyi Shen (Professor, Asian Art History, Theory and Criticism, University of California, San Diego), Herb Tam (Curator, MOCA), Richard Vine (Managing Editor, Art in America), Aileen Wang (Assistant Professor, Art History and Museum Studies, LIU Post), Lilly Wei (Art Critic and Independent Curator), Wei Jia (Featured Artist), and Zhang Hongtu (Featured Artist).

Advanced reservation required
email: programs@mocanyc.org

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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