Events

All events are free and take place at UMMA unless otherwise noted.

Sat
Apr 6
2019

Chinese Contemporary Art: Exhibition, Collection and Criticism

Presented during the UMMA exhibition Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing (February 2 - May 26, 2019), this symposium celebrates three decades of active engagement between American and Chinese artists, museum directors, curators, collectors, and scholars. The program includes two panels and two roundtable discussions that will focus on the contributions of museums, exhibitions, collections and criticism to expand our understanding contemporary Chinese art practice.

The program includes two panels and two roundtable discussions that will focus on the contributions of museums, exhibitions, collections and criticism to expand our understanding contemporary Chinese art practice.
Panelists include noted leaders such as Melissa Chiu (Hirschhorn Museum), Daisy Wang (Peabody Essex Museum), Vivian Li (Worcester Art Museum), Christopher Phillips (curator and critic), Richard Vine (managing editor of Art-in-America), Anthony Japour (collector and filmmaker), and Charles Jin (collector of 20th-century photography), as well as students, faculty, and scholars from U-M and beyond.

A public tour of Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing will kick off the symposium on Friday, April 5, at 4 p.m. 
 

Organized by Fang Zhang in collaboration with the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies and co-sponsored by UMMA.

Lead support for Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing is provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, and the Herbert W. and  Susan L. Johe Endowment.