Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Social Topics:The Chinese Connection… 走近中国:法国艺术家及知识分子对中国的思考与回应

Event Information

Date: 14 December 2012
Time: 11:00 11:00
Venue: 1F, Associate Mission Building


日期: 2012年 12月 14日
时间: 11:00 11:00
场馆: 协进大楼1F

Professor Sarah Wilson


The Chinese Connection: French artists and intellectuals respond to China

Speaker: Professor Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)

Language: English with Chinese translation

Admission Free. Reservation is required.

Continuing a long and complex tradition, China was explored as both a real and imaginary territory by French artists and intellectuals during the twentieth century. This lecture looks at the voyage of writer and tachiste painter Henri Michaux, who wrote A Barbarian in Asia, 1933, photographer Henri-Cartier-Bresson, whose From One China to the Other, was published with a preface by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1954; at Sartre's trip in 1955 with his feminist companion, Simone de Beauvoir, at the 1974 trip of the ‘Tel Quel’ philosophers, Roland Barthes, Philippe Sollers, Julia Kristeva, with art critic Marcelin Pleynet, and finally at artist Daniel Dezeuze of the ‘Supports-Surfaces’ group, whose work was profoundly affected both before and after his voyage in the early 1980s. The exhibition ‘Alors, La Chine?’ (Pompidou Centre, 2003) where contemporary art confronted traditional crafts (collected in China by François Dautresme), will provide a Chinese mirror for their adventures. New in-depth Chinese scholarship on Michaux and Sartre will be a special feature.

Entirely based on French-language sources, this presentation will translate for the first time hitherto inaccessible material for a new Chinese audience.

Professor Sarah Wilson teaches modern and contemporary art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. From 2012-2013 she holds a chair of excellence at the CHCSC (Centre for the cultural history of contemporary societies) at the University of Versailles-Saint Quentin. Her funded research project, including China, 'Globalisation before globalisation: modernisms, academies, revolutions' is supported by the Marie Curie RBUCE-UP project within the PATRIMA laboratory.

英国伦敦大学考陶尔德艺术学院 莎拉·威尔逊教授






在本次讲座中,萨拉•威尔逊教授将从自己掌握的大量珍贵法语资料出发,为听众勾勒出20世纪法国艺术家和知识分子走近中国的旅途,介绍他们对中国的思考和回应:1930年,文艺大师亨利•米修到中国旅行后出版了《蛮子游亚洲》;1948-49年间,摄影师亨利•卡蒂尔-布列松在中国行摄一年多,后来出版了《两个中国》;1955年,著名哲学家尚-保罗•萨特及其伴侣西蒙•波伏瓦到中国访问;1974年,《如此》杂志代表团(哲学家罗兰•巴特尔Roland Barthes、菲利普•所来尔思Philippe Sollers、朱丽亚•克里斯蒂娃Julia Kristeva以及艺评家马塞兰•普莱内MarcelinPleynet)作为建国后西方知识分子首访团到中国的访问;二十世纪八十年代初期,艺术家丹尼尔•德哲兹(Daniel Dezeuze)访问中国;等等。

威尔逊教授还会提及2003年巴立蓬皮杜艺术文化中心的展览“间——中国当代艺术展”(Alors,La Chine,2003)。她认为,这个展览为法国艺术家、知识分子对中国的探索提供了一个对应的中国视角。同时,她也关注到一些有关亨利•马修和尚-保罗•萨特的中国学术研究成果。