JCI Lecture: Shentian Zheng

Part of the Joan Carlisle Irving Lecture Series 2007; Being Pacific – Place, Space and Identity.

Shengtian Zheng is an artist, curator, and Chinese art specialist, is a managing editor of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. He was a curator for the Shanghai Biennale in 2004, and co-editor of Shanghai Modern: 1919-1945 in 2005.

Public Lecture – Tuesday October 9th 7pm Lasserre 102
Graduate Seminar – Wednesday October 10th 9am Lasserre 211

Upcoming JCI Lectures

KI-KE-IN (Ron Hamilton) is a Nuu-Chah-Nulth creator, storyteller, poet, and scholar, who engages in public debates, exhibitions, and publications concerning a trans-Pacific history for the cultures of the Northwest Coast and their “art.”, Nov 20 -21 2007

WANG JIANWEI, based in Beijing, is one of China’s best-known conceptual artists. He creates video works, from documentary-style productions to participant-observer projects to more theatrical efforts, often exploring the relationships of power within China’s changing social and economic landscape. Jan 15-16 2008

HOU HANRU is an internationally renowned critic/curator of contemporary Chinese art and Director of Exhibitions/Public Programs at the San Francisco Art Institute. Hou was recently appointed artistic director of the 10th International Istanbul Biennial and curator of the Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennial of 2007. Feb 5– 6 2008

DANA LEIBSOHN, Assoc. Prof. of Art History and Latin American Studies at Smith College, is known for her work in the indigenous visual culture of colonial Latin America, particularly maps and modes of literacy as well as trade between China and Mexico in the 17th-18th centuries. Mar 18-19 2008

AKIRA MIZUTA LIPPIT, Prof. of Comparative Lit., East Asian Languages/Cultures and Cinema-Television at USC, specializes in the history/theory of cinema, world literature, Japanese film/culture, and visual cultural studies. Lippit’s books include Atomic Light (Shadow Optics) and Electric Animal: Toward a Rhetoric of Wildlife. Oct 2008

Organizers:  Gu Xiong and Hsingyuan Tsao, Dept of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, UBC.