Spring Schedule 2018

Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia is proud to present our schedule for Spring 2018.

All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place on Fridays from 4:30-6:30pm in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC) Room 156 (Please note the room change from last quarter)


Huang Rui, The Rebirth of Yuanmingyuan, 1979, Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm.

 

April 13, Katherine Tsiang, Associate Director
Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“Yungang to Longmen Transition? New Perspectives on Reading the Evidence”

*Tuesday, May 1, from 5 – 7pm in Rm. 157, Corey Byrnes, Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University
“Defining the Chinese Landscape of Desolation in Teaching and Research”
Co-sponsored with Art & Politics of East Asia Workshop

*Thursday, May 10, from 5 – 7pm, Yin Wu, Ph.D. Student
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“Materiality, Text, and Image in the Chinese version of The Rules for Reciting the Rosary [誦念珠規程]

*Thursday, May 17, from 5 – 7pm, Jianpeng Wei, Visiting Student, Ph.D candidate,
Department of Archaeology, Sichuan University
“敦煌维摩诘经变的结构性演变 [Structural Evolution of Vimalakirti Sutra Illustration in Dunhuang]”
*Please note: This talk will be conducted in Chinese

May 25, Jue Hou, Ph.D. Student
John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago
“Skin Deep: Corporeography from Kafka to Qiu Zhijie”

*Thursday, May 31, from 5 – 7pm, Yunfei Shao, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“Picturing the Westlake in late Imperial China”

June 8, Orianna Caccione, Curator of Global Contemporary Art
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art
“Zhang Peili: A Case Study of Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Art World”

 

We look forward to your attendance and hope you will share this with all who might also be interested in joining our community. Please direct questions and inquiries to Nancy P. Lin at nancyplin@uchicago.edu.

Winter Schedule 2018

Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia is proud to present our schedule for Winter 2018.

All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place on Fridays from 4:30-6:30pm in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC) Room 152 (Please note the room change from last quarter)


Cai Guo-Qiang, Color Mushroom Cloud, 2017. Realized above the former CP-1 site, University of Chicago, December 2, 3:25pm CST.

 

January 12, Xi Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“Riverscape Wrapped Around Porcelain: A Historical Study of 18th-Century Chinese Export Porcelains in the AIC Collection”

January 26, Professor Paola Iovene, Associate Professor in Chinese Literature
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
“Landscape of Words: Stone Inscriptions in Romance on Mt. Lushan (1980)”

February 2, Zhiyan Yang, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“Modern Architecture 近代建筑 in China and its Contemporary Legacy: Learning from a Historical Survey 普查(1987-1991)”

February 16, Jiayi Zhu, Ph.D. Student
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
“Architecture and/or Miniature? – The Informative Ambiguity of the Zhakou White Pagoda”

March 2, Professor Noriko Murai, Associate Professor of Art History
Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University
“Current Encounters: Water Imagery in John La Farge and Okakura Kakuzō”

March 9, Professor DENG Fei, Associate Researcher in Chinese Art History
National Institute of Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University | Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
“Popularized Landscapes: Pictures of Landscape in Tombs in Yuan China (1271—1368)”

 

We look forward to your attendance and hope you will share this with all who might also be interested in joining our community. Please direct questions and inquiries to Nancy P. Lin at nancyplin@uchicago.edu.

Fall Schedule 2017

Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia is proud to present our schedule for Fall 2017.

All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place on Fridays from 4:30-6:30pm in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC) Room 156


Wang Jin, A Chinese Dream, performance by Wang Jin in 1998 at the Ming Tombs outside Beijing, photo by Shi Xiaobing

 

*Thursday, October 5, Professor Adrian Favell
Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, University of Leeds
“After the Tsunami: Japanese Contemporary Art since 2011”
*Note: This talk will take place on Thursday from 5-7pm

*October 13, Professor GU Zheng
Vice-Director of the Research Center for Visual Culture, School of Journalism,
Fudan University | Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
“Between Journalism and Propaganda: The Assassination of Song Jiaoren in Minglibao”
*Note: This talk will be delivered in Chinese

*Thursday, November 2, ITO Miro
Independent artist, author, and producer
“Art as Media is a Message for Universality: Road of Light and Hope: The Eurasian Trail of Wisdom (Σοφια) — between East and West”
*Note: This talk will take place on Thursday from 5-7pm

November 10, Boqun Zhou, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
“The Mechanical Heart: Analogies of the Lever and Leverage in Early China”

November 17, Zhenru Zhou, Ph.D. Student
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“A Visual Study of the Front Panel of a Tang Dynasty Buddhist Shrine”

December 1, Yifan Zou, Ph.D. Student
Department of Art History, University of Chicago
“Traditions Reinterpreted: Text and Image in Wu Zhen’s Eight Views of Jiahe (1344)”

 

We look forward to your attendance and hope you will share this with all who might also be interested in joining our community. Please direct questions and inquiries to Nancy P. Lin at nancyplin@uchicago.edu.

Spring Schedule 2016

Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia is proud to present our schedule for Spring 2016.
All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC)

Fridays, 4:30-6:30
pm
Room 156

Paper Flower by Tiffanie Turner

April 1 Dongshan Zhang
Ph.D. Student, Art History, University of Chicago
Making Images of Dharma

April 8 Sandy Lin
Ph.D. Student, Art History, University of Chicago
The Hōōden (Phoenix Pavilion) Screens from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition: An Object Biography

April 15 Kristina Kleutghen
Assistant Professor, Art History, Washington University in St. Louis
Optical Devices, Art, and Visuality in China
(This event is sponsored by CEAS Committee on Chinese Studies)

April 29 Douglas Gabriel
PhD candidate, Northwestern University
Revolution from 360 Ft. Below: On the Pyongyang Metro and the Problem of Ground
(Co-coordinated with RAVE Workshop)

May 6 Henry Smith
Professor Emeritus of Japanese History, EALC, Columbia University
TBD

May 20 Penglinag Lu
Curatorial Fellow, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Two-Thousand-Year Journey of the Goosefoot Lamp (Yanzudeng): Exoticism, Antiquarianism and Visual Redesign

May 27 Naixi Feng
Ph.D. Student, East Asian Studies, University of Chicago
Stone Drum en route: A Study on the Late Ming Urban Literature of Beijing

Winter 2016 Schedule

Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia is proud to present our schedule for Winter 2016.
All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC)

Fridays, 4:30-6:30
pm
Room 156


By CC

January 15   Federico Marcon, Assistant Professor
East Asian Studies, Princeton University
TBD
(Co-coordinated with Trans-regional Workshop; This event is sponsored by CEAS Committee on Japanese Studies)
January 29   Miriam Wattles, Associate Professor
History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara
Rethinking Kiyochika
(Co-coordinated with APEA Workshop; This event is sponsored by CEAS Committee on Japanese Studies)
February 12   Christian de Pee, Associate Professor
History, University of Michigan
The City Organic: Writing the Commercial Streetscape in Eleventh-Century China
February 26   Thomas Kelly, Ph.D Candidate
East Asian Studies, University of Chicago
Luminescent Surfaces: Picturing a Ming Rhinoceros Horn Cup
March 11   Anne Feng, Ph.D Candidate
Art History, University of Chicago
Water, Ice, Lapis Lazuli: The Making of a Buddhist Paradise through the Sixteen Meditations

Fall 2015 Schedule

Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia is proud to present our schedule for Fall 2015.
All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC)

Fridays, 4:30-6:30
pm
Room 152


Photo by Jiayi

October 9 Jun Hu, Assistant Professor
Northwestern University, Art History
Chinese Painting Circa 1603: Some Comments on the Conditions for “Art Historical” Art

October 23 10:30-12:30 am, CWAC 156 Pao-chen Tang, Ph.D. Student
University of Chicago, Cinema and Media Studies
Of Snow and Flow: Actions and Special Effects in The Grandmaster
Joint workshop with Mass Culture

November 6 Xin Wu, Assistant Professor
College of William and Mary, Art and Art History
Serial Landscapes: Visuality and Physicality in Place-making
This event is sponsored by CEAS Committee on Chinese Studies

Tuesday, November 10, 4:30-6:30pm, CWAC 153 Zhao Shengliang 趙聲良
Dunhuang Academy/Lanzhou University
表象与真实:敦煌壁画之原貌
(presentation in Chinese)

November 20 Nancy P. Lin, Ph.D. Student
University of Chicago, Art History
The Big Tail Elephant Working Group: Urban Insertion as Artistic Strategy

December 4 Martin Powers, Professor
University of Michigan, History of Art
How Did Artists Question the Authorities in Early Modern China and England?

IFA CHINA PROJECT WORKSHOP

Dear all,

Starting from this year, we are glad to share information with the Institute of Fine Arts’ China Project Workshop. For further inquiry, please contact chinaprojectworkshop@gmail.com.

IFA CHINA PROJECT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE FOR 2013-2014 

October 18, 2013
Michael Hatch, PhD candidate, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University 

November 15, 2013
Zheng Yan, Professor of Chinese Art, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing

December 13, 2013
Lothar von Falkenhausen, Professor of Art History, UCLA

February 21, 2014
Qianshen Bai, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

March 7, 2014
Hiromi Konishita, Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

April 4, 2014
Roderick Campbell, Assistant Professor of East Asian Archaeology and History, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU

May 9, 2014
Eileen Hsiang-ling Hsü, Independent Scholar.

Please note that in addition to the seven announced presentations, the China Project Workshop expects to sponsor one or two other events in the Spring.

 

VMPEA FALL SCHEDULE 2013

 

Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia is proud present our schedule for Autumn 2013:
All sessions run from 4 to 6pm, on Fridays, in the Room 156, Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC), unless otherwise stated.

October 25: Youn-mi Kim, Assistant Professor (Yale University, History of Art)
“Miniaturizing Rituals and Creating Sacred Cosmos: Power of Miniatures in the Liao Pagoda”

November 8: Lu Ling-en, Associate Curator of Early Chinese Art, (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas)
“Female Deities in Later Imperial and Modern China: with Marici as an Example”

November 22: Shao Yunfei, PhD Student
TBA

December 6: Akiko Walley, Assistant Professor (University of Oregon, History of Art and Architecture)
“Everyday Magic: Objects of Daily Use in East Asian Buddhist Reliquaries”

December 13: Micah Auerback, Asst. Professor (UMich Ann Arbor, Asian Languages and Cultures),
TBA Venue: CWAC 153. (Joint-session with Trans-regional Histories Workshop)

 

 

2011 Spring Quarter Schedule

Greetings! The Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop is pleased to announce the Spring schedule of 2011.

April 8, Li Qingquan, professor, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Talk: The Image of Tomb Masters and the Transformation of Funerary Culture from Tang to Song Dynasty: an Art Historical Perspective

April 15:  Xu Xiwen, associate professor, Southeast University, China
Talk:  Beyond Borders: On the Hanging Scroll Lady Wen-Chi Returning to China at the National Palace Museum of Taipei

April 22: Xu Jin, Ph.D. student, art history department.
Talk: Displaying Filial Piety: Spatial Design of a Sodgian Immigrant Tomb in Sixth-century China

May 5: Susan Huang, assistant professor at Rice University
Talk: True Form Charts and the Daoist Visuality

May 20: Fu Yanghua, associate professor, Remin University
Talk: Trapped Hope: Yang Bu’s Ten-Leaf Album of Yearning Ancient Sages and His Ambivalence

May 27: Irene Backus, Ph.D. candidate, art history department
Talk: Asia Materialized: Perceptions of China in Renaissance Florence

June 3: Quincy Ngan, Ph.D. student, art history department
Talk: The Blue-and-Green Style: a Daoist Iconography?
(canceled)

2011 Winter Schedule

The Visual and Material Perspectives on East Asia Workshop is pleased to announce the winter schedule of 2011.

Jan 14: Ms. Kao Chien-hui, independent curator and art critic
Talk: The Transformation of Line and Form: The Linking Context of the Chinese Figure/ Narrative Painting and the Comic World at Shenzhen International Ink Art Biennale 2010

Jan 21: Prof. Pai Shiming, National Taiwan Normal University
Talk: Urbanization, Modern Life and the Contemporary Writing of Taiwanese Art During the Japanese Colonial Period

Feb 11: Prof. Ankeney Weitz, Colby College
Talk: A Social History of Painted Fans in the Song Dynasty

Feb 25: Prof. Jamese Elkins, Art Institute of Chicago
Talk: Five Forms of Misunderstanding Regarding Contemporary Art Criticism and Theory

Mar 11: Shi Jie, Ph. D. candidate, Art History Department, University of Chicago
Talk: The Body Beyond Flesh and Bone: Unpacking the Body Construction in Western Han Princely Tombs