Tag: Chinese Art

Lecture | Ding Yanyong’s Guangzhou/Hong Kong: A Forgotten History of Modern Chinese Art that Straddles the Year 1949 – Cai Tao | Ian Potter Museums of Art

Ding Yanyong’s Guangzhou/Hong Kong: A Forgotten History of Modern Chinese Art that Straddles the Year 1949 Date: Wednesday 9 Aug 2017, 12.00- 1.30pm Venie: Ian Potter Museum of Art A lecture presented by Cai Tao with translation by Claire Roberts This talk will focus on the cross-disciplinary artistic practice developed by Ding Yanyong (1902-1978) in Guangzhou and Hong Kong in the period after the end of the Sino-Japanese War. Owing to the fact that Ding moved to Hong Kong after 1949, viewers in mainland Chinese remain unfamiliar with this talented avant-garde artist. Using works by Ding Yanyong from collections in Australia, Hong Kong and elsewhere, the talk will reconsider the artist’s life experience and, drawing on perspectives from modern East Asian art history, examine the pathways of modern art opened up by Ding Yanyong, Guan Liang, Tan Huamu and other…

Conversation | Ai Wei Wei and Virginia Trioli at the NGV International

The NGV’s Summer blockbuster Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei will explore the mutual conceptual interests of Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. More than 300 works will be presented, including rare and never-seen-before works by Andy Warhol, new commissions by Ai Weiwei, immersive installations and a wide representation of painting, sculpture, film, photography, music, publishing and social media. One of China’s most provocative artists, Ai has become a cultural figure of note, his work encompassing diverse fields including visual art, architecture, cultural criticism, social media and activism. Ai’s work addresses some of the most critical global issues of the early twenty-first century, including the relationship between tradition and modernity, the role of the individual and the state, questions of human rights, and the value of freedom of expression. Ai Weiwei in Conversation will explore Ai’s artistic and philosophical approaches – from…

News | NGV announces Andy Warhol | Ai Wei Wei Summer Exhibition

The National Gallery has announced that their summer exhibition this year will feature Andy Warhol and Ai Wei Wei. The exhibition has been developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, and Ai Wei Wei himself. The exhibition will open in December at the NGV and then at The Andy Warhol Museum in June 2016. From the NGV  Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Warhol, with the participation of Ai Weiwei, will explore the significant influence of these two exemplary artists on modern and contemporary life, focussing on the parallels, intersections and points of difference between the two artists’ practices. Surveying the scope of both artists’ careers, the exhibition at the NGV will present over 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Presenting the work…

Lecture | The beginning of the Qing Dynasty | NGV International

Join the President of NGV Voluntary Guides, Ramona Chua, for an in depth exploration of the beginning of the Qing Dynasty. Discover the history of the Manchus, where they came from and how they came to rule China for 268 years. The Qianlong Emperor’s long 60-year reign (1736–1795) was a particularly fascinating time in China’s history where he was a leader of the Golden Age of China. Take a closer look at the paintings and objects created during Qianlong’s reign, and featured in the exhibition. Speaker Ramona Chua, President, NGV Voluntary Guides Date: 11am–12pm, 21st June 2015 Venue: NGV International, Ground Level, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium Tickets: Cost $16 M / $20 A / $18 C, Code P1539 Booking required: Ph +61 3 8662 1555, 10am–5pm daily Website: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/lecture-the-beginning-of-the-qing-dynasty/?dateNo=0

Exhibition and Talks | Opening weekend of A Golden of China: Qianlong Emperor 1736-1795 | NGV International

The exhibition A Golden of China: Qianlong Emperor 1736-1795 opens today at the NGV International. The exhibition draws on the collections of the Beijing’s Palace Museum in the Forbidden City to tell the story of the great eighteenth-century Qianlong Emperor who ruled China for almost sixty years. He was the fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty and the longest living emperor in Chinese history. The Qianlong Emperor’s long 60-year reign (1736–1795) was a particularly fascinating time in China’s history. Under his rule, China was the wealthiest and most populous nation in the world. Qianlong’s ability to preserve and foster his Manchu warrior-huntsman traditions whilst adopting the Confucian principles of political and cultural leadership, resulted in the successful governing of 150 million Chinese people. It was his ability to adopt Chinese ways, yet honour his Manchu traditions that made him one of the most successful emperors of the Qing dynasty. The Qianlong Emperor studied Chinese…

Lecture | Matisse and the Near East – Petra Chu | NGV International

In the course of his long career, the French artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) repeatedly looked at non-Western art for inspiration. Japanese prints, Persian and Indian miniatures, Byzantine icons and mosaics, Chinese brush paintings and art theory, and textiles from across the world, all inspired him at one time or another. Among these varied exotic art forms, Far-Eastern art—Chinese and Japanese–played a unique part in the artist’s career, one coming at the beginning, the other at the end of his career. Both Chinese and Japanese art affected his approach to, and his thinking about, art. But while Japanese art shocked him into an entirely new way of thinking about the relation between representation and reality, Chinese art and, especially art theory, confirmed ideas about art that he had developed and nurtured in the course of fifty years. Professor Petra Chu is…

Symposium | Cultural materials conservation: China and Australia programs

The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation together with the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Henan Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage and the School of History at Zhengzhou University, China will present their internationally significant research on cultural materials excavation, research and conservation in China. The three organisations are internationally recognised institutes located in China’s material culture heartland and have investigated over 30,000 archaeological sites, including the tomb of the First Emperor of China and his terracotta army, the mausolea of Han and Tang emperors, as well as palace sites, Buddhist temples, kiln and bronze sites, and excavations from the neolithic period. This one day event will include professorial papers from the three institutions and CCMC’s cultural materials conservation projects in archaeological ceramics and metallurgy. CCMC has recently partnered with the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology, Henan Provincial Administration of Cultural Heritage and…

Lecture | Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage – Professor Yiyang Shao

Infinite social landscape: Chinese contemporary art on the global stage Professor Yiyang Shao China has been a land of radical changes in the past 30 years, from its economy to society, from its culture to individual life. Chinese contemporary art has become one of the most intensive and challenging parts of such a great change. Professor Yiyang Shao’s research aims to examine Chinese contemporary art in the past few decades, to explore the relationship between the work and its socio-political environment, and analyse how Chinese contemporary art engaged with its own society and shaped the cross-cultural nature of globalisation. During the major transformation of contemporary Chinese art, the artists occupied a pivotal position between past and present, local and global, modern and traditional means of expression. Yiyang Shao’s research includes case studies of some individual artists such as Ai Weiwei,…

Panel Discussion | New Media – New China | National Gallery of Victoria

New Media – New China Wang Gongxin: Video Artist As part of the NGV’s exhibition Wang Gongxin: Video Artist (11 April – 28th September 2014) the NGV is hosting a panel discussion that will explore the phenomenon of new media in contemporary China which has captivated audiences since the 1990s. Speakers: Wang Gongxin, artist; Dr Isobel Crombie, Assistant Director, Curatorial and Collection Management, and; Dr Claire Roberts, Research Fellow, Australian National University Date: Saturday 12th April, 2:30pm Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, Ground Level Free Entry. All Welcome. Website – http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/programs/public-programs/panel-discussion-new-media-new-china

Lecture – Paul Jett ‘Scientific Research on Ancient Chinese Gold and Silver’

Scientific Research on Ancient Chinese Gold and Silver Paul Jett, Head, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C Scientific analysis combined with archaeological discoveries in China have greatly expanded the body of knowledge about gold and silver in early China.  This presentation will discuss three particular studies of gold and silver artifacts from China, focusing on silver from the Tang and Liao dynasties (7th to 12th centuries AD), and gold dating to the 5th to 3rd centuries BC. Biography – As the Head of Conservation and Scientific Research at the Freer Gallery/ Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Paul Jett is an internationally renowned scholar and practitioner in the field of conservation of Asian sculpture and metal artifacts. He has built important collaborations with Asia Institutes, has published regularly with a focus on technical studies of metalwork and sculpture and organized the biennial Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art since 2001. Paul Jett is…

Funding – Chinese Painting, Ashmoleum Museum

The Christensen Fellowship -Chinese Painting University of Oxford – Ashmolean Museum The Ashmolean Museum re-opened to the public almost one year ago, following a hugely exciting redevelopment. The Christensen Fellowship is an endowed postdoctoral fellowship associated with the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese painting. The Christensen Fellow will be expected to undertake new research in the field of Chinese painting, with a view to publication. A confident communicator with good presentation skills, you will have a sound knowledge of the Chinese language, hold a doctoral degree in Chinese art or be on the point of completing a doctoral thesis. Experience of curatorial work will be an advantage. This post is offered on a two year contract. To apply download an application form from the website at http://www.ashmolean.org/ or telephone 01865 278008. The closing date for applications is 5pm…