AUTUMN 2020 SCHEDULE

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are excited to share our autumn quarter calendar. Due to the University of Chicago’s continuation of remote teaching/learning, we will conduct all sessions virtually for the autumn quarter. Unless otherwise noted, all VMPEA meetings will take place on Wednesdays at 4:45 pm to 6:45 pm (Chicago local time, note there will be a switch from CDT to CST on Nov 1st) via Zoom. The individual meeting link will be sent out along with detailed talk abstract via VMPEA lists one week prior to the talk for registration.

Anonymous, Herd of Deer in a Maple Grove 丹楓呦鹿圖, ink and colors on silk, Five Dynasties Period (907-960), National Palace Museum Taipei.

Oct. 7 (Wed)
Aurelia Campbell (Associate Professor, Art, Art History, and Film Faculty, Boston College)
“The Tibetan Stupa as a Protective Force in Early Ming Burials”
Discussant: Wei-Cheng Lin (Associate Professor of Art History and the College, Department of Art History)

 

Oct. 21 (Wed)
Nancy P. Lin (PhD candidate, Department of Art History)
“Sites at the Periphery: Performance, Photography, and the Making of Beijing’s ‘East Village’”
Discussant: Madeline Eschenburg (Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, Washburn University)

 

Nov. 6 (Fri)
Dorothy Wong (Professor, Mcintire Department of Art, University of Virginia)
“Colossal Buddha Images in China, Past and present”
Discussant: Jiayi Zhu (PhD student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations)
*Note: This talk will take place on Friday from 4:45-6:45 pm (CST)

 

Nov 18 (Wed)
Alan Longino (PhD student, Department of Art History)
“Yutaka Matsuzawa and Looking Around Quantum Art”
Discussant: Orianna Cacchione (Curator of Global Contemporary Art, Smart Museum)

 

Dec 2 (Wed)
Or Porath (Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations)
“Japan’s Forgotten God: Jūzenji in Literature and the Visual Arts”
Discussant: Ian Cipperly (PhD student, Department of History)
*Collaboration with the APEA

 

We look forward to seeing you via Zoom and hope you will share this with all who might also be interested in joining our community. Please direct questions and inquiries to Yifan Zou (yifanzou@uchicago.edu) and Minori Egashira (egashiram@uchicago.edu)
Hope you are staying safe and healthy!

Yifan + Minori
VMPEA Graduate Student Coordinators 2020-21

Winter 2020 Schedule

Dear friends and colleagues,

Welcome back, everyone!  All sessions unless otherwise noted will take place in the Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC) Room 152 on Fridays, 4:30-6:30 pm.

 

Winter 2020

 

January 17 Event Co-sponsored with Mass Culture Workshop

Panpan Yang, PhD candidate, Department of Cinema and Media Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

“Ink on Screen, or What Animation Calls Thinking”

Respondent: W. J. T. Mitchell, PhD, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, English and Art History

 

January 26 Cultural Event

Time: TBD; Venue: Professor Wei-Cheng Lin’s Place

Spring Festival Dumpling Party

 

February 20  Event Co-sponsored with Speaking of Art: Artist Interviews in Scholarship and Practice.
Note the special time and venue: 12:30-1:50 pm at CWAC 152.
Nancy Lin, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History

“‘That artwork doesn’t exist’: Productive misreadings of performance documentation and what happens when you find out the ‘truth.’”

 

February 28

Delin Lai, PhD, Professor and Head of Art History Program, Department of Fine Art, the University of Louisville

“Regionality: A Resistant Issue and Keyword in Modern Chinese Architecture”

Respondent: Zhiyan Yang, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History

 

March 6

Luo Rufei, PhD candidate, Zhejiang University; exchange student, University of Chicago
“A Preliminary Research on Images of Thousand Buddhas in Tibet: Taking the Murals of Pegdongpo Cave in Zanda County in Ngari Prefecture of Western Tibet as an Example”
Respondent: Dongshan Zhang, PhD candidate, Department of Art History.

 

March 7 Special Event

Time: 12:00-1:30pm

Location: CWAC lounge

A conversation and lunch with Christina Yu, PhD, Matsutaro Shoriki Chair, Art of Asia, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

RSVP is required.

 

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 Zhenru Zhou (zhenru@zhenruzhou.com) and Yin Wu (yinwu@uchicago.edu).

 

Kenro Izu, KAILASH #75, 2000. Platinum palladium print, 13 x 19 in. Rubin Museum of Art.

Fall 2019 Schedule

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

 

October 11 Special Event

Jiayi Zhu, PhD student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations;

Sylvia Wu and Sizhao Yi, PhD students, Department of Art History

“Cave art from Xi’an to Dunhuang: Observations from the UChicago/Getty Traveling Seminar”

 

October 25 Event Co-sponsored with APEA

Peter Chen, MA student, Divinity School

“Religious or Secular: Feng Zikai in the Formation of ‘China’”

Respondent: Minori Egashira, PhD student, Department of Art History

Paper will be pre-circulated one week in advance.

 

November 1 Cultural Event

Halloween Party with An Art Historical Theme

Theme: TBD; Time: evening, TBD; Venue: Professor Chelsea Foxwell’s

 

November 8

Michael J. Hatch, PhD, Assistant Professor of East Asian Art History, Department of Art, Miami University

“Epigraphy, Ruan Yuan, and the Haptic Imagination in Early Nineteenth-Century Chinese Painting”

Respondent: Meng Zhao, PhD candidate, Department of Art History

 

November 15

Mew Lingjun Jiang, MAPH-TLO’20 Art History

“Abstract Expressionism” and “Minimalism” in the 1600s-1800s Japan: Iconography and Semiotics in Chihōfuda Regional Japanese Playing Cards of the Latin-Italo/Portuguese Suitmarks”

Respondent: Robert Burgos, PhD student, Department of History

Paper will be pre-circulated one week in advance.

 

November 22

Jennifer D. Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“Image and Thought: Wu Guanzhong’s Abstract Expression, 1979-1983”

Respondent: Orianna Cacchione, PhD, Curator of Global Contemporary Art, Smart Museum of Art

 

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 Zhenru (zhenru@zhenruzhou.com) and Yin (yinwu@uchicago.edu).

 

Wu Guanzhong, Song of Autumn, 2007

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.