Painting a Modernization: Reform of Art Practice in 20th Century China

 

A FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A symposium devoted to examining how oil painting has served the social and political needs of China’s ruling parties and governments over a period of more than one hundred years.

Phenomenology and Oil Painting
Xu Jiang, Director, School of Fine Arts, Central Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

Chinese Calligraphy in Oil Painting
Zhu Naizheng, Director of the Research Committee for Oil Painting, National Artists’ Association, China

Wang Huaiqing’s Art and Career: Two Sides of Modern Chinese Art History
Josh Yiu, Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA

Tracing the Origin and Visualizing the Present: On the Development of Oil Painting and Art
Education
Yang Canjun, Vice-chair, Department of Oil Painting, Central Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China

Artists in War: the Kangzhan
Diana Lary, Professor Emerita, Department of History, UBC, Vancouver, Canada

‘Follow the Path of the Russians!’ Soviet Influence on China’s Arts
Richard King, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

A Step Towards Contemporary International Art: Max Ernst, Lévi-Strauss, Boas and Westcoast
Indian Art
Claude Imbert, Emerius Professor, Département de Philosophie, Ecole Normale
Supérieure, Paris, France; Associate Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Chinese Oil Painting Outside China
Ralph Croizier, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

Dancing with North American Cultural Practices
Hsingyuan Tsao, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, UBC, Vancouver, Canada

Symposium Co-sponsors:
Canadian-China Cultural Exchange Ltd.
The Research Committee for Oil Painting, National Artists’ Association, China
Office of the Vice President, Research International, UBC
Centre for Chinese Research, UBC
Image: Misty Rivers and Myriad Mountains by Zhu Naizheng
Poster Design: Jean Kares © 2011