Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) presents Transdiciplinary China: Research in Practice - a one-day symposium that seeks to interrogate the nature and significance of transdisciplinary research and arts practice in and about contemporary China, its arts and culture.

Jonathan Harris, Professor in Global Art and Design Studies at Birmingham City University (BCU) will deliver the keynote address entitled The Global Asian Contemporary Art World: Analytic Perspectives, Shen Xin, CCVA and Chronus Arts Centre fellow will present Shoulders of Giants (pictured) with Prof Johnny Golding, Philosopher and Director of the PHD/Post-doctoral Centre for Fine Art Research at BCU, alongside presentations and panel discussions from established and emerging researchers, artists, curators and academics from UK, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, Russia, Poland, Italy amongst others. Collectively these will serve to generate discussion and enable us to identify common areas of interest and communities of practice; to share, encourage and support new research as it happens with a global audience.

The event will consider:

  • The nature and the significance of transdisciplinary research and practice, and how these dialogues create new knowledge;
  • The importance, impact, influence and potential of transcultural research;
  • New ways of framing and discussing Chinese Contemporary Arts that moves beyond the traditional East/West paradigm;
  • The significance of practice-based and practice-led research in relation to Chinese contemporary arts and culture. 

With presentations from: 
Zara Arshad - Claudio Beorchia - Magdalena Furmanik-Kowalska -  Birgit Hopfener - Olga Makshanova - Keung, HUNG - Tobia Maschio - Kira Simon-Kennedy  - Tang Siyun - Yu-Chen Wang -
​ Zhu Xiaowen & Lucy Brydon.

Free & open to the public! 

Register online: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/17367380302/