Centre for Chinese Visual Arts 13th Annual Conference Online
Centre for Chinese Visual Arts: 13th Annual Conference
The World, Two Metres Away
Date: 09-10 November 2020
Venue: Online zoom meeting with live streaming on Youtube.
Zoom: Registration is compulsory and limited to 60 places, first come first served. Please kindly email email@example.com with your position and affiliation (postgraduate students, emerging and established scholars all most welcome)
Youtube live-streaming link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFhISVpn3_iQSeJeU7u8c4Q
09 November Monday
08.45-9.00 Registration and Introduction from Professor Joshua Jiang, CCVA
Chinese International Relations and Covid-19
Chair: Professor Jonathan Harris, Birmingham City University.
09.00-09.20 Yan Wu/Matt Wall (Swansea University) Maskphobia, Orientalism and a Global Pandemic: anti-Chinese racism duri1ng Covid-19
09.20-09.40 Nixi Cura (SOAS, London) China Trade
09.40-10.00 Katie Hill (Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London) One Hundred Years of Solitude
10.00-10.20 Laura Leng (Academy of International Visual Arts, Shanghai) The World 10,000 Miles Away: studying art overseas in a post-Covid world
10.20-10.45 Panel discussion
11.00-12.00 Keynote: Professor Xiang Biao (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)Vertical Mediation: Why do we become more divided when acting together?
Going Viral: Covid-19 and Virtual Performance
Chair: Dr. Jenifer Chao, De Montfort University
12.00-12.20 Gao Shiyu (University of Edinburgh) Emerging Technological Bodies in the Covid-19 Pandemic
12.20-12.40 Ada Hao (University of Brighton) Shared absence: the awareness of glitch and the challenge of latency in the art of networked practice.
12.40-13.00 Ying Sun (Birmingham City University) ‘Cloud’ Square Dancing under the Influence of Covid-19 in China
13.00-13.30 Panel discussion
13.30-14.50 Lunch Break
Covid-19, Surveillance and the State
14.50- 15.10 Cristina Moraru (George Enescu National University of the Arts, Romania) Art, Life and Labour in Post-Covidism
15.10-15.30 Meiqin Wang (California State University) Pandemic, Censorship and Grassroots Visual Mobilisation
15.30-16.00 Panel discussion
10 November Tuesday
08.45-09.00 Registration and Introduction (Professor Joshua Jiang, CCVA)
Chair: Professor David Roberts, Birmingham City University
Penning a Pandemic: Lockdown Diaries and Post-Coronial Literature
09.00-09.20 Federico Picerni (Ca’ Foscari University Venice/Heidelberg University)
Yours the Slogans, Yours the Praise: (self-) narratives in China during the epidemic.
09.20-09.40 Stephanie Chow (Brown University/Peking University) The Artist’s Diary: from private diary to collective memory.
09.40-10.00 Yusi Liu (Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum) A Chinese Covid-19 Romance: feeling and living the virus.
10.00-10.20 Claire Chambers (University of York) Covid’s Metamorphoses and Post-Coronial Fiction
10.20-10.45 Panel discussion
11.00-12.00 Keynote: Dr. Zheng Bo (City University of Hong Kong) The Soft and Weak are Companions of Life
12.00-13.00 Lunch Break
Covid-19 and Art Activisms
13.00- 13.20 Xiaoyi Nie (Royal College of Art) Mourning in Demand of Publicness: Farewell to Li Wenliang as an on-site action and its online dissemination.
13.20-13.40 Hongwei Bao (University of Nottingham) Learn German in my Kitchen: Queer Diasporic Engagement with the pandemic discourse
13.40-14.00 Laia Anguix (Northumbria University) Street Art in Empty Streets: The significance of urban art and culture during a pandemic
14.00-14:20 Whiskey Chow (Royal College of Art) The “Queer Blue Sky”: WHAT CAN ART DO during and beyond the global crisis
14.20-14.50 Panel discussion
14.50-15.00 Closing Remarks and introduction to the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art