Lecture / Reading

Aliens: A Symposium on the Cultural Identity and Regionality of Contemporary Chinese Art

Sponsored by Department of Art & Art History


Friday, November 22, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
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A group of prominent scholars, curators, and artists will gather at Stanford to reflect on the exhibition history of contemporary Chinese art in the US, from Inside Out to Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World. Participants will discuss important issues such as cultural identity, regionality, and globalism in recent trends of contemporary Chinese art. Against the backdrop of the US-China trade war and ongoing tension, this timely event is organized in the spirit of fostering understanding, dialogue, and exchange among peoples and cultures.  


Xiaoze Xie, Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor in Art, Stanford University


Julia Andrews, Art Historian, Professor, Ohio State University

Betti-Sue Hertz, Director and Chief Curator, the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

Tianlong Jiao, Curator of Asian Art, Denver Art Museum

Mark D. Johnson, Professor and Gallery Director, San Francisco State University

Jeff Kelley, Art Critic and Curator

Qinzhong Ma, Professor, China Academy of Art

Kuiyi Shen, Art Historian, Professor, University of California San Diego

Richard Vinograd, Christensen Fund Professor in Asian Art, Stanford University

Jay Xu, Director, San Francisco Asian Art Museum


Department of Art & Art History, Stanford University

East China Normal University Center for Contemporary Art

Wang Yuan Culture and Art Education Exchange Development Fund

Shanghai Madden Culture Communication Co., Ltd

VISITOR INFORMATION: Oshman Hall is located in the McMurtry Building on the Stanford campus at 355 Roth Way. Visitor parking is free after 4 pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and ride the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.

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