A Conversation between Australian and Chinese artists: Contemporary Art in the Eastern Way of Think- ing will be hosted at 22 GALLERY .XIN HUA SPACE, No.1-3, Lane 699, Xinhua Road, Shanghai on the 14 May.
The talk will bethemed around Eastern way of thinking in contempoary art. Mediator Qiao Wei (乔伟), curator of Hill Top Gallery, Xinqiao Art Hub has invited guest speakers Craig Easton, ShenFan (申凡) and Fu Xiao(符晓), all three artists participating at the currentexhibition, BETWEEN YOU AND THEM – THE IDENTITY OF SELF, OBJECT ANDPLACE, a collaboration between ACAF and Xinqiao Art Hub.
Contemporary artis not just about the beautiful. There is something a lot deeper. Over the pastnearly 30 years the development of Chinese contemporary art in the globalcontext has been widely discussed.
It has been seen variously as the product of the experience of the Cultural Revolution, are flection of State Capitalism after the reform and opening up, being initiatedby various social conflicts as a result of rapid economic and social changes,as well as a flowering of the Chinese tradition developing out of ancientcultural symbols.
These topics relateto the most works of Chinese contemporary art which, in the main borrow heavily from the techniques and ideas Western contemporary art. How do we re-discoverand use oriental think-ing in the creation contemporary art ? The existence of “Eastern way of thinking “? How can contemporary artist sinteract with a now “distant” traditional Chinese culture?
Let us ask questions, let us think together. . . .
中 澳艺术家对话：当代艺术创作中的东方式思维，将于5月14日在上海新华路699号的22画廊举行，由新桥艺术园峰顶画廊总监乔伟主持，特邀邀请《之间》参 展艺术家澳大利亚艺术家Craig Easton，中国艺术家申凡和中美艺术家符晓参加一场参加跨文化的艺术交流对话。