Coming Up! The 8th CCVA Annual Conference – Transdisciplinary China: Research in Practice

A little information on The 8th Annual CCVA conference that I have co-organised, taking place on 22 October 2015 in Birmingham, UK. On the theme of ‘Transdisciplinary China: Research in PracticeI’ll be running the first panel discussion of the day on ‘Changing Spaces’ with speakers Zara Arshad, Siyun Tang and Claudio Beorchia…the full conference programme can be seen here.

If you can’t join us in person, the event will also be live streamed online…details below on this. I’m sure I’ll be posting a write-up of the day on my blog after the event too. Get involved in what’s going to be one dynamic, international discussion online through the CCVA’s Twitter account @ccvanetwork with the hashtag #tdchina…

Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London 2015 © Shen Xin, Photograph: CCVA.
Shoulders of Giants, Senate House, London 2015 © Shen Xin, Photograph: CCVA.

Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) invites you to attend Transdisciplinary China: Research in Practice. This one-day symposium seeks to interrogate the nature and significance of transdisciplinary research and arts practice in and about contemporary China, its arts and culture.

Jonathan Harris, Professor in Global Art and Design Studies at Birmingham City University will deliver the keynote address The Global Asian Contemporary Art World: Analytic PerspectivesShen Xin, CCVA and Chronus Arts Center fellow will present Shoulders of Giants with Professor Johnny Golding, Philosopher and Director of the PHD/Post-doctoral Centre for Fine Art Research at BCU,alongside presentations and panel discussions from established and emerging researchers, artists, curators and academics from UK, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Russia, Poland, Italy amongst others. Collectively these will serve to generate discussion and enable us to identify common areas of interest and communities of practice; to share, encourage and support new research as it happens with a global audience.

The event will consider:

  • The nature and the significance of transdisciplinary research and practice, and how these dialogues create new knowledge;
  • The importance, impact, influence and potential of transcultural research;
  • New ways of framing and discussing Chinese Contemporary Arts that moves beyond the traditional East/West paradigm;
  • The significance of practice-based and practice-led research in relation to Chinese contemporary arts and culture.

Contributors include: Zara Arshad – Claudio Beorchia – Heather Connelly – Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska – Menene Gras Balaguer – Keung Hung – Jiehong Jiang – Olga Makshanova – Rachel Marsden – Tobia Maschio – Zhang Qinghong – Kira Simon-Kennedy – Tang Siyun – Zhu Xiaowen & Lucy Brydon.

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