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Contemporary Art, East Asia: Cultural Spheres in Conversation

Cao Fei, Cosplayers: Tussle, 2004 C-print, 75x100cm. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space.

The Tetley
Hunslet Road
Leeds LS10 1JQ

Join a discussion with art historian Maki Fukuoka (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds) and curator Pauline J Yao (M+, Hong Kong and Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds) about evolving perceptions of contemporary art in East Asia.

Maki and Pauline will discuss artworks by artists that disrupt the geopolitical definition of what is modern, contemporary and global in contemporary art. In what ways do artists play with categories of the nation, the national, and international? And what role do museums and art spaces take up in this process?

This open conversation looks to explore understandings of contemporary art in East Asia beyond nation/state frameworks and is part of a series of public forums ‘What difference does East Asia Make?’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. More details about the forum and related projects can be found here.

This event is free and all are welcome. See The Tetley website for venue information.

Image: Cao Fei, Cosplayers: Tussle, 2004 C-print, 75x100cm. Courtesy of the artist and Vitamin Creative Space.

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