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Temporal Shifts: Time Across Contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese Art Practices

February 1, 2013

Temporal Shifts is being organized in conjunction with a residency at the Arts Research Center by renowned Taiwanese playwright/director/filmmaker Stan Lai (Lai Sheng-Chuan), who is on campus for two weeks as an Avenali Resident Fellow. This daylong symposium brings together scholars, artists, and curators to discuss questions of temporality as they are articulated in time-based art forms such as cinema, sound, dance, and performance across China and Taiwan.

Pre-Symposium Events:

Theatrical Engagement: Stan Lai in conversation with Wen-Hsin Yeh
Presented by the Institute of East Asian Studies
Tuesday, January 29, 5pm
Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton Street, 6th floor)
Free and open to the public

Observations on Chinese Contemporary Art: Thinking and Practice
A talk by painter Xu Weixin, Dean of the Department of Art at Renmin University of China
Presented by the Center for Chinese Studies
Wednesday, January 30, 4-5:30pm
Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton Street, 6th floor)
Free and open to the public

Choreography Showcase: nunu kong and Dai Jain
Presented by the Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies
Thursday, January 31, 4-6pm
Bancroft Dance Studio (on Bancroft above Dana)
Free and open to the public

Peach Blossom Land Screening with Stan Lai in person
Presented by the Pacific Film Archive
Thursday, January 31, 7pm
Pacific Film Archive, 2575 Bancroft Way
$5.50-$9.50 per person, advance tickets available

Symposium:

Temporal Shifts: Time Across Contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese Art Practices


Friday, February 1, 2013
Museum Theater, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue (access via the Sculpture Garden)
Free and open to the public

9:30am                      WELCOME/INTRODUCTION

Julia Bryan-Wilson, History of Art, UC Berkeley; Acting Director, Arts Research Center

9:40am                        PANEL: LISTENING TIME

Yen-Ting Hsu, sound artist, Taipei
Adel Wang Jing, Film and New Media, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Moderated by Andrew Jones, East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley

10:40am          BREAK

10:50am          PANEL: VIEWING TIME

Jean Ma, Art History, Stanford
Guo-Juin Hong, Chinese Literature & Culture, Duke

Moderated by Weihong Bao, Film & Media Studies, UC Berkeley

11:50am          LUNCH

12:50pm          PANEL: MOVING TIME

nunu kong, choreographer, Shanghai
SanSan Kwan, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

Moderated by Chia-Yi Seetoo, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

1:50PM                       PANEL: ENACTING TIME

Meiling Cheng, Dramatic Art/Critical Studies, USC
Shih Chieh Huang, artist, New York/Taiwan

Moderated by Xiaoyu Weng, Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium, San Francisco

2:50PM                       BREAK

3:00                 PANEL:  REMEMBERING TIME

Xu Weixin, artist, School of Arts, Renmin University of China
Philippe Pirotte, curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moderated by Hou Hanru, curator and critic

4:00                 CLOSING KEYNOTE: DREAMING TIME

Stan Lai, playwright/director, Taipei

Introduced by Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance & Performance Studies and Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

4:45                 RESPONSE AND REFLECTION
Julia Bryan-Wilson, History of Art, UC Berkeley
Wen-Hsin Yeh, History and Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Sophie Volpp, Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages & Cultures, UC Berkeley

Moderated by Shannon Jackson

The Time Zones series has been made possible by a generous grant from the Institute of International Studies; Temporal Shifts is co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley. Stan Lai's Avenali Fellowship is made possible by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Center for Chinese Studies.

 

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