Curating Chinese Contemporary Art in an Australian Context

university_sydney_logoChina Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Co-presented with Sydney Ideas and the Power Institute

6:00pm-7:30pm, Tuesday 24 March
Law School Foyer, Level 1, Sydney Law School
Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

In recent years, interest in contemporary Chinese art and artists has exploded in Australia and across the world. From local and international exhibitions in galleries, museums, and biennials to a significant presence in the auction and private markets, the audience for Chinese art in Sydney and across the country continues to grow. Moreover, Chinese artists offer a perspective on our East Asian neighbour not seen in the latest economic data or political reports.

In this panel discussion, Dr Stephen Whiteman (Lecturer in Asian Art at the University of Sydney) will discuss recent and ongoing exhibitions of contemporary Chinese and Asian art with three of Sydney’s leaders in the field.

Beatrice Gralton (Visual Art Curator at Carriageworks), Aaron Seeto (Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), and Suhanya Raffel, (Director of Collections for Art Gallery of NSW) will share their thoughts and experiences about what makes certain artists tick, the challenge of putting up exhibitions in a cross-cultural context, and what the future holds for deeper cultural engagement between China and Australia.

• Dr Stephen Whiteman (panel chair) Lecturer in Asian Art History, the University of Sydney
• Beatrice Gralton, Visual Art Curator at Carriageworks
• Aaron Seeto, Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
• Suhanya Raffel, Director of Collections, Art Gallery of NSW

Free event; registration required: