An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation

On 27/04/2017 by Marianna Tsionki

Join Jiang Jiehong, Professor of Chinese Art at Birmingham City University, for a talk on the impact of urbanisation on contemporary art practice in China

Fri 12 May 2 – 3.30pm

Tate Exchange, Tate Liverpool

Free Event | Limited Seating | Book tickets via Tate Liverpool

Jiang Jiehong is Professor of Chinese Art, Birmingham City University and is currently establishing a new postgraduate course, MA Contemporary Arts China (September 2017). His well-known book, An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation, published by Thames and Hudson in 2015, will be the basis for the talk on the impact of urbanisation on contemporary art practice in China and the need for a curation course on contemporary Chinese art.

The new course aims to foster innovative perspectives and new understandings of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices, transcultural research and first-hand professional development experiences with more than 15 partnerships of art museums in the UK, China and internationally.

Jiehong has curated major exhibitions in China and the UK including the Guangzhou Triennial: the Unseen (2012), the Asia Triennial Manchester: Harmonious Society (2014) and more recently in 2016, the Shadow Never Lies in Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and the Distant Unknown: Contemporary Art from Britain at OCAT Shanghai.

This talk is aimed at creative professionals and students in the area of contemporary art, curating, art history and Chinese studies.

Book Free Ticket – http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/talk/look17-ukchina-cultural-exchange-ii/era-without-memories

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