WHY WEI WEI? Asian Art Dialogue #1
8 March, 2016
Linkway Room, Level 4 John Medley Building, Parkville
Art History Student Society
Join ARC Future Fellow Claire Roberts and Curator Carol Yinghua for a discussion of Ai Weiwei and his art, with a focus on the NGV exhibition Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei.
Asian Art Dialogue (AAD) is an open collective for critical thinking and engagement with art from Asia. Based on the premise of inclusivity, AAD encourages a variety of voices to contribute to an evolving conversation that is responsive to contemporary happenings and socio-political contexts.
Claire Roberts is an historian of Chinese art and a curator specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese art and visual culture. She is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She was Senior Curator of Asian arts at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (1988-2010). Claire has published widely on Asian art and curated numerous exhibitions. Her most recent publications include: Yang Zhichao: Chinese Bible 1949-1999 (2015)and Photography and China (2013).
Carol Yinghua Lu is a PhD scholar at the University of Melbourne. She is a contributing editor at Frieze and is on the advisory board of The Exhibitionist. Lu was on the jury for the Golden Lion Award at the 2011 Venice Biennale. She also served as co-artistic director of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale and co-curator of the 7th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, she was the artistic director and chief curator of OCAT Shenzhen. Lu was the first visiting fellow in the Asia-Pacific Fellowship program at the Tate Research Centre in 2013.