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

Apr 6

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.

A public tour of Wang Qingsong/Detroit/Beijing will kick off the symposium on Friday, April 5, at 4 p.m. The tour is followed by a public reception at the Liberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at 6 p.m. located in Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, Suite 400, in Ann Arbor.

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.