Who is the next Ai Weiwei?
Can western audiences explore Chinese contemporary art beyond the political perspective?
Your invitation to a cultural debate hosted by Belinda Shi, Sunday 16th November 2014
As the relationship and exchange in Chinese commerce and culture and the West increase in the Twenty-first century, what will the future shape and format of that dialogue become? Up until now, in regards to contemporary art this debate has tended to centre on the political subjects and personalities that have dominated our awareness of modern Chinese art and culture.
As an academic studying in MA Applied Imagination In The Creative Industries at Central Saint Martins, I am seeking to widen our understanding and awareness of the many contemporary artists in China, whose works although not as politically hard hitting as internationally renown and respected artists like Ai Wewei, represent a growing community of unreported creative whose contributions to a wider perspective of Chinese art, culture, emotions and self expression is no less important.
On Sunday 16th November 2014, I will be hosting a debate titled “Can western audiences explore Chinese contemporary art beyond the political perspective?” And this email is an invitation asking you to join the discussion and be a part of this debate.
The debate will be comprised of small group individuals and professional from the arts arena – Hosted by me, and followed by a discussion that will recorded as part of my academic research.
Sunday 16th November 2014 From 2pm to 5pm ,
The boardroom at Timber Yard, 61-67 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HW http://www.timberyardlondon.com
Tea and refreshments provided
Please R.S.V.P by no later than Thursday 13 November to confirm your attendance. I hope you are able to accept this invitation and I look forward to hearing from you.
MA Applied Imagination In The Creative Industries
Central Saint Martins college of Art & Design
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