Migration Narratives – Belkin Conversation Series

Join AHVA VISA faculty member Gu Xiong October 16th.

Conversations Series

Thursday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 13

Join leading UBC scholars, artists, curators and critics in a series of midday conversations. We invite two prominent, disciplinarily distinct voices into the Gallery to discuss productive intersections of their own work and the current exhibition, followed by a discussion that includes the audience. In this series, guests will address Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, a presentation of 227 black-and-white photographs taken by the artist during the decade that he resided in New York City, his first time away from China.

Migration Narratives

Thursday, October 16, 1-2 pm
Chris Lee, Director, Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program and Associate Professor, Department of English
Gu Xiong, Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Street Scenes/Senses

Thursday, November 13, 1-2 pm
Carla Nappi, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, Department of History
Timothy Taylor, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Program

Photo: Wang Keping & Ai Weiwei, 1987/2011, inkjet on paper, 50.8 x 61.0 cm
Courtesy of the artist, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, and Chambers Fine Art.