Jul, 2014

Talk: On the Theories of the 21st Century Ink Painting

2014.07.27 14:00 - 16:00 | Talks

In this lecture, the speaker intends to classify the three stages in the “ink painting debates” since the Cultural Revolution. In the 1980s, Li Xiaoshan’s idea that Chinese ink painting was at a dead end was in fact an extension of the May 4th (New Culture) framework of criticism. Then in the mid-1990s, the experimental and eclectic theories (by Pi Daojian and Lang Shaojun respectively) established from an essentialist perspective in fact served as answers to the issue raised by Li Xiaoshan, thr

Talk: The Transformation and Evolution of Chinese Painting in the 20th Century

2014.07.26 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

In this lecture, Professor Zhao Li will discuss the transformation and development of Chinese paintings since the start of the 20th century, with a focus on the situation of Chinese paintings after the foundation of the PRC. From there, Professor Zhao will examine current practices of trying to connect tradition to modernity, and further interpret the research on the issue of the modernity of Chinese.

SAVAKA Vol.11 Talk: Experimental Music in Vietnam

2014.07.20 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

Presently, experimental music is a genre that has not yet quite found its place in Vietnam in generally and in Hanoi in particularly. But they passed all difficulties and focus on working to give out their works very strongly. Since 2012, the first contemporary experimental center in Hanoi has founded and operated by a female composer/musician so the second generation in contemporary music was starting to forming.

Talk: Xiao Kaiyu’s Poetry: The Personal World and Society

2014.07.12 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

There are many genres of poetry, and each can allow for a participation in the world. In particular, one type involves the writer narrating through social issues, allowing society, at times tranquil and at others turbulent, to be unfolded organically under an analysis of personal emotions. Condescending criticism from high up is no longer valid, while social problems are in fact a part of us. Because poets and poetry are intertwined with social issues, they can therefore become the essential set

Action Asia Vol.9 Talk: The Theatre of Space: sharing of Grass Stage’s third Field Maneuvers

2014.07.05 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

Grass Stage, a theatre collective in Shanghai, their first tour called “training” was members brought the plays and traveled by train to give performances, lectures and workshops for a whole month. “The third training” went to Shanxi, Gansu, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia and other places. This is done to step outside the stereotyped drama patterns, and connect with the society and theatre, they hope to show their own growth and cultural contemporarity in a wider world.

Urban Creativity: CONFUION? – Jewellery in Contemporary Context

2014.07.04 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

What is the visual representation of culture under the forces of globalization? How can those Jewellery and design form, method, craft skills, or tacit knowledge, be expressed in words and how might it affect making?

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