Beyond Islands: Contemporary Art of Taiwan and East Asia

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Beyond Islands: Contemporary Art of Taiwan and East Asia Conference

History of Art at the University of Edinburgh hosts an Spotlight Taiwan Art Forum on contemporary East Asian Art, focusing on artists who received aboriginal Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Western art inspirations and developed their own art into an unique visual presentation with a great diversity in East Asia now. Through the study of contemporary artists and policies in collecting and exhibiting Asian art in British national institutions and centres in the US, this event poses ‘Beyond Island’ as main theme and addresses four important strands in the making of and exhibiting contemporary art: “Artistic Practise,” "Writing ‘Histories’ of Contemporary Art," "Local Colour and Global Vision: Exhibitions outside Asia," and “Policy Development and Art Commissions: Challenges and Prospects.” The forum will focus on the challenges of staging East Asian art across lines of cultural difference, institutional affiliation and the boundaries between art and design. The programme aims to put the contemporary art in Taiwan and East Asia in a global context by investigating its artists, networks and policy development. It will be opened to public by reservation. This event is kindly supported by Spotlight Taiwan: Contemporary Taiwanese Art, Culture and Cinema in Scotland, The Ministry of Culture (R.O.C., Taiwan), and History of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. Panel 1 ‘Writing Histories’ of Contemporary Art Chaired by Roderick Whitfield (University of London) 09:30-10:10 Aida Yuen Wong (Brandeis University) “After Liu Guosong: Contemporary Shuimo in Taiwan and Hong Kong” 10:10-10:50 Shih-Ming Pai (National Taiwan Normal University) “Remembering, Being Remembered and Re-Rememberization: The Historical Materiality and Image Narrative of Post-War Photography in Taiwan” 11:10-11:50 Chia-Ling Yang (University of Edinburgh) “Will Things Ever Get Better?-Ecology and Self-Displacement in Contemporary Art of Taiwan and China” 11:50-12:30 Su-Hsing Lin (Tainan National University of the Arts) “The Art of Picture Book in Taiwan and Its Network of Signification” Panel 2 Local Colour and Global Vision: Exhibitions outside Asia Chaired by Frances Fowle (Scottish National Gallery) 13:30-14:10 Young-Sook Pak (University of London) “Tradition and Innovation: Three Masters of Korean Contemporary Art” 14:10-15: 00 An-Yi Pan (Cornell University) “Exhibiting Culture as a Soft Power Strategy – the Role of Taipei Cultural Center, NY” 15:00-15:40 Wenny Teo (The Courtauld Institute of Art) "Of Islands and Prisons: Not Taiwan, Not China at the 2013 Venice Biennale" Panel 3 Policy Development and Art Commissions: Challenges and Prospects Chaired by Andrew Patrizio (University of Edinburgh) 16:10-16:50 Sook-Kyung Lee (Tate Research Centre: Asia-Pacific) “Beyond a Dichotomy: Tate and the Art of Asia Pacific” 16:50-17:30 Simon Groom (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) “Keeping it Real” 17:30-18:00 Discussion
Period12 Jul 2014
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map