A Symposium at the Bruce on Saturday, May 3 New York-Beijing: Blurred Outlines, Crossed Stories

Qin Feng; Civilization Landscape Series - Album, 2009; Ink and coffee on xuan paper; Each album 31 1/2 x 39 ft. 4 1/2 in.; Each panel 31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT; Photo courtesy of the artist

Qin Feng; Civilization Landscape Series – Album, 2009; Ink and coffee on xuan paper; Each album 31 1/2 x 39 ft. 4 1/2 in.; Each panel 31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT; Photo courtesy of the artist

Symposium:  Saturday, May 3, 10 am to 4 pm

On opening day of our new exhibition Tales of Two Cities:  New York & Beijing, the Bruce Museum will hold a day-long symposium which seeks to foster sensitivity, appreciation and understanding of diversity and promote cultural diplomacy through the arts.

Schedule

10 am, Introductions: Susan Ball, Deputy Director, Bruce Museum, Curators, Michelle Y. Loh, Pan Qing and Sarah McNaughton, and art advisor John Rajchman.

10:30 am, Lecture:  Invisible Futures: Cultural Landscape in Post-Mao China. Yibing Huang, Associate professor of Chinese at Connecticut College.  Professor Huang will discuss modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cinema and popular culture.

11:30 am, Curators’ Tour of the exhibition with Michelle Y. Loh, Pan Qing, and Sarah McNaughton.

12:30 pm, Lunch on your own, restaurant list available.

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Panel Discussions: In Conversation with Artists

2:00 pm, Simon Lee & Chen Shaoxiong, Joan Snyder and Wei Jia, Jorge Tacla and Li Taihuan. Moderator: Christopher Phillips, curator at International Center of Photography. Facilitator: Sarah McNaughton

3:00 pm, Alois Kronschlaeger & Lin Yan, Michelle Fornabai & Qin Feng. Moderators: Mark Wasuita, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture and Director of Exhibitions, Columbia University’s GSAPP, and Pan Qing.

Reservations are strongly suggested; call 203-869-0376.  Members $15, non-members $25; students with valid ID $5.  Sign up now!

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