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Engendering East Asia: Conversations on Contemporary Art

Contact: Maki Fukuoka
Funder: The Leverhulme Trust

This collaborative project with Pauline J Yao has the ambitious aim of developing, for the first time in the UK, an extended critical dialogue around the profound recent changes to the cultural landscape of contemporary East Asian art.

It will accomplish this through two interrelated initiatives: to nurture an intellectual environment for critical discussions on contemporary East Asian art; and to build collaborative relationships with institutions in the UK that will ensure the dialogue continues in a sustainable and long-term fashion.

A seminar series in early 2017, What of Dragons and Butterflies?: Women, Art, and East Asia, will deliver the first initiative. To address the second, What Difference does East Asia Make?, a series of public forums are planned.

These two programmes are designed to benefit from Yao’s unique critical and professional knowledge and respond to the need for sustained engagement with contemporary East Asian art at UK cultural institutions.

Pauline Yao will also give a series of three Leverhulme lectures over the duration of the project, details of which will be posted on the School events page and project website.

The entire project is generously funded by The Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships Grant.

For further information, please see the project website or contact Maki Fukuoka at engenderingeastasia@leeds.ac.uk.

Image: Tamaki Shindo, friction. 2011. Type C print.

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