Conference | Moving Image Cultures in Asian Art | ANU

Goangming Yuan, Before Memory (detail), four channel video installation, 6:43 min

Goangming Yuan, Before Memory (detail), four channel video installation, 6:43 min

Dates: Friday, August 26, 2016 – 18:00Sunday, August 28, 2016 – 17:00

Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building (#120), ANU

Presented by the Australian Consortium on Asian Art, this conference addresses historical and contemporary manifestations of spatio-temporality in Asian art. It results from an understanding of sustained trajectories of spatio-temporal practices in various art traditions in the Asian region. In addition to the relatively recent international visibility of ‘new media’ art, there are pronounced instances of time and space being addressed together in various art traditions in across the Asian region, ranging from the murals of Ajanta and Dun Huang (Mogao) to contemporary video installations.

The conference accommodates a broad interpretation of the theme, thinking about ‘moving image cultures’ as ways of comprehending and representing time in space. We are interested in understanding the moving image in Asian art as not being restricted to cinematic or digital domains, but claiming deeper historical developments through various two-, three- and four-dimensional practices. Potentials of ‘moving image’ practices and theorisations to rearticulate relationships between the past, present and future are a central consideration for this conference. The program features the participation of invited international including artists, curators and art historians.

The conference will commence with the formal opening of Zhang Peili’s exhibition at the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at 6pm, 26 August. Saturday and Sunday sessions will be held at the Sir Roland Wilson Building (#120) on McCoy Circuit, ANU.

Download the full conference program here (pdf) or see the website for further information.


$120.00 AUD – professional (includes conference program, morning and afternoon refreshments, and lunch on 27 and 28 August).
$60.00 AUD – concession
Currently enrolled students may attend conference sessions free of cost on presentation of student ID.

To register for the conference, click here.

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