Venue: John Lennon Art and Design Building
Times: 13:00 - 17:30
Building relationships with contemporary Chinese artists in the UK symposium
Followed by exhibition opening of work created by John Moores Painting Prize China winners on residency at Liverpool School of Art and Design
19 th July 2018
Lecture room 1 and Public Exhibition Space
This afternoon symposium will present several speakers from UK institutions currently defying industry norms and establishing meaningful relationships with Chinese contemporary artists. Though the Chinese art market is the second largest in the world, British institutions are not, as a rule, investing resources in collecting or exhibiting art from the region, and few curators have in depth knowledge of Chinese contemporary art. Our speakers will discuss their projects to cultivate and promote Chinese art, and the long-term issues, benefits and research questions that have emerged from these collaborations.
1pm ‘This is Shanghai’ tour at Open Eye Gallery led by Thomas Dukes, Open Eye Gallery
3 – 3.20 Tracy Marshall, Open Eye Gallery co-Director. Discussion of ‘This is Shanghai’
3.20 – 3.40 Lindsay Taylor, Curator, University of Salford Art Collection. ‘Building a collection of Chinese contemporary art within the UK.’
3.40 – 4.00 Tiffany Leung, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester. Discussion of
the Centre’s work with contemporary Chinese artists.
4.00 – 4.30 The five winners of the John Moores Painting Prize will discuss their work, and
how they will pursue UK opportunities in the near future.
4.30 – 5.30 pm Reception for the exhibition of John Moores Painting Prize China winners
work created at Liverpool School of Art and Design.