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Research Network: Global Re-Visions

Reading Group Paradox of the Curatist Lu Jie and Mary Jean Chan

21 Jan 2021

Join us as we examine the role of a curator in the context of international contemporary art world from the perspective of Chinese cultural producers

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    Thursday 21 January 2021

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Ahead of our Research Network talk, “Vicissitudes of Crossing Borders” join Xiaoyi Nie and Bo Choy for a reading group on Lu Jie’s article ‘The Paradox of the Curatist: the Long March as Author’(2008), first published in Manifesta Journal.

This text provides discourse on the ongoing art project of ‘The Long March’ by evaluating the role of curating, the meaning of art and ideas of selfhood from the perspective of Chinese cultural producers and in context of the international contemporary art world.

We will further consider the impact of globalisation and themes of identity and culture through Mary Jean Chan’s short poem ‘The Importance of Tea’ (2018).

This reading group is open to all; it is a supportive and peer-led space for thinking and learning together. It is a space for constructive disagreements and critical engagement that is always based on mutual respect, interest, and care. If you have any access requirements, please email us in advance at info@iniva.org  and we will do our best to accommodate them.

All texts are read together in the group, you don’t need to read them in advance. However, if you would prefer to read a copy in advance, please follow the links.

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Image: Manifesta Journals in Stuart Hall Library.