Yishu will be participating in Asia Art Archive’s Open Platform at Art Basel Hong Kong on March 24, 4-5:30pm. We will be presenting the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art followed by a discussion titled “What China?” Please come and join us at the AAA Booth P9, Institutions and Bookstores Area on Level 1 Concourse.
Date: March 24, 4-5:30pm
Venue: AAA Booth P9, Institutions and Bookstores Area on Level 1 Concourse, Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Host: Keith Wallace, Editor-in-Chief, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vancouver
Stephanie Bailey, Senior Editor, Ibraaz; Contributing Editor, LEAP; Editor-at-large, Ocula
Dong Bingfeng, Artistic Director, OCAT Institute, Beijing
Ingrid Chu, AAA Public Programmes Curator
Julie Chun, Art Historian, Royal Asiatic Society China, Shanghai
Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Lesley Ma, Curator of Ink, M+, Hong Kong
Zheng Shengtian, Managing Editor, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art
Key issues including ethnicity, nationhood, political will, globalization, cultural investment, and the art market. A discussion on the complexities inherent in attempting to describe, discuss, and challenge the definition of contemporary Chinese art. How has the designation of “Chinese” in contemporary Chinese art become a generalization that sidesteps the acknowledgement of differing, and at times contradictory, histories not only within mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, but also its extensive diaspora?
About the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art
Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art is pleased to announce the recipients of the Fifth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art. Two jurors who have an extensive history with contemporary Chinese art each were invited to make one autonomous recommendation: Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor of Art History at Ohio State University, who has long experience with writing about and curating exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art, selected Lesley Ma. Gao Shiming, an internationally renowned scholar, curator, and critic on contemporary Chinese art, selected Dong Bingfeng. Each award carries a value of $5,000 CAD. Past award recipients include Maya Kóvskaya and Sheng Wei, in 2010; Zhu Qi and Huang Zhuan, in 2011; Lu Peng and Yu-Ling Chou, in 2012; and Cui Cancan and Anthony Yung, in 2013.
The Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art are important to the mandate of Yishu, which recognizes a diversity of voices that are expressed through a variety of writing styles addressing the specific issues that are of interest to them. The Awards were established to encourage and recognize emerging writers who are making an outstanding contribution to understanding the history and current issues that surround the vast realm of contemporary Chinese art.
Image: (left) Lesley Ma, (right) Dong Bingfeng.