Art and Materiality Symposium

When 6 Feb 2020 - 8 Feb 2020
Where Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Presented in conjunction with the opening weekend of The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, this scholarly symposium uses the lens of materiality to investigate topics central to the development and study of contemporary art in China.

Through panels and presentations, an international array of eighteen scholars and artists build on the foundation of The Allure of Matter, connecting the concept of materiality to Chinese art historically, and to contemporary art globally. The symposium opens with a keynote by esteemed art historian and exhibition co-curator Wu Hung. The first part of the symposium examines traditional materials in Chinese art—including pigments used in painting, glass, silk, and paper. The second part analyzes how new and often unconventional materials have impacted contemporary art practices across the globe.

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