Tate Liverpool: An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation: Tate Exchange: LOOK/17
Venue: Tate Liverpool
Times: 14:00 - 15:30
An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation
Fri 12 May
2 – 3.30pm
Tate Exchange, Tate Liverpool
Jiang Jiehong is Professor of Chinese Art, Birmingham City University. He curated major exhibitions in China and the UK including the Guangzhou Triennial: the Unseen (2012), the Asia Triennial Manchester: Harmonious Society (2014) and more recently in 2016, the Shadow Never Lies in Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and the Distant Unknown: Contemporary Art from Britain at OCAT Shanghai. Jiang is currently establishing a new postgraduate course, MA Contemporary Arts China (September 2017), which aims to foster innovative perspectives and new understandings of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices, transcultural research and first-hand professional development experiences with more than 15 partnerships of art museums in the UK, China and internationally.
His well-known book, An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation, published by Thames and Hudson in 2015, will be the basis for the talk on the impact of urbanisation on contemporary art practice in China.