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Welcome to the International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art (ReNet MoCoCA)

About the network The International Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art (ReNet MoCoCA) – launched in March 2015 – is conceived to address the needs of the growing, divers, and globally scattered academic community in this field. It helps to bridge communicational and informational gaps that result from local institutional confines of projects, …

CfP: 10th Annual Conference “Chinese Art Outside the Art Space” at Birmingham City University 12-14 Oct 2017, due: 31 March 2017

Call for Papers  CHINESE ART OUTSIDE THE ART SPACE The 10th Annual Conference, the Centre for Chinese Visual Art, Birmingham City University  Thursday and Friday, 12-13 October 2017 School of Art, Birmingham City University Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX, England Initiated in 2007, the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University aims …

ANN: Bo Zheng opens digital archive of Chinese socially engaged art

Network member Bo Zheng (Hong Kong) has just launched the Digital archive of Chinese socially engaged art. Zheng decided to initiate this archive in 2014 because he realized that many important socially engaged artworks are not properly documented, making it difficult to teach them. Over the past three years, supported by three grants, he and …

ANN: Bo Zheng launches free MOOC on Socially Engaged Art in China

ReNet MoCoCA is delighted to announce that our distinguished network member Bo ZHENG (Hong Kong) has just launched the MOOC “Discovering Socially Engaged Art in Contemporary China”. This 6-week free online course serves as an introduction to Chinese socially engaged art. Togehter with some colleagues and students Bo Zheng produced it over the past eight …

ANN: N. Foster and J. Chin Davidson participate in AAH-Panel (6-8 April 2017 at Loughborough, UK)

ReNet MoCoCA is delighted to announce the participation of two of its members at the Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians (AAH) taking place from 6-8 April 2017 at Loughborough, UK. Nicola Foster (The Free University, London) and Jane Chin Davidson (California State University, San Bernardino) present recent research in the panel “Art …

ANN: The proceedings of ReNet MoCoCA’s kick-off conference are published – JCCA’s double issue on “Chineseness”

ReNet MoCoCa is pleased to announce the first edited publication by a range of distinguished members: The selected and enriched proceedings of ReNet MoCoCa’s kick-off symposium have been published! Co-edited by Franziska Koch and Rui Oliveira Lopes as guest-editors of the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (principal editor: Paul Gladston) the proceedings constitute its volume …

Awards: Network member Jiang Jiehong received the Leverhulme Award to realize the international network “Everyday Legend”

ReNetMoCoCa members congratulate Jiang Jiehong (Director of Center of Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham University) who has received the Leverhulme Award to fund the international network project Everyday Legend  (Oct 2016- Oct 2018). Background Everyday Legend is a major, international research project which aims to better understand the decline in traditional Chinese arts and culture amid the …

ANN: Fifth “Young Scholars Workshop” (phd-/postdoctoral research) on “Taiwan in the Global Arena”, 2-9 July 2017, Tübingen University, Germany (closing date: 30 March 2017)

The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan – A CCK Foundation Overseas Center at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (Germany) will hold a workshop for early career scholars from 2 July to 9 July, 2017. This year’s workshop will place a particular emphasis on the subject: “Taiwan in the Global Arena” However, papers on other topics …

Network Member Yuen-yi Lo opens her exhibition “Dwelling on objects. Fragments drawn by Yuen-yi Lo”, 6 Oct.-20 Nov. 2016, Macao

The Hong Kong based artist-cum-scholar Yuen-yi Lo – a member of the Research Network for Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art – has recently opened her solo-exhibition “Dwelling on objects. Fragments drawn by Yuen-yi Lo” in connection with the “Macao Arts Window” at Macao Museum of Art. The show is on display from 6 October to …

Conference: “The inexplicable and the unfathomable: China and Britain, 1600-1900”, 11-12 Nov. 2016, The Courtauld, London

The Courtauld Institue of Art, London, has recently announced the two-days conference “The Inexplicable and the Unfathomable: China and Britain, 1600-1900” Dates: 18.00 – 19.15, Friday 11 November 2016 (with registration from 17:30) 10:15 – 18:00, Saturday 12 November 2016 (with registration from 09:45) Venue: Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset …

Conference: “Making the New World: the Arts of China’s Cultural Revolution”, 11-12 Nov 2016, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution, Making the New World: the Arts of China’s Cultural Revolution, is a two-day international conference programmed by the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. Inviting researchers, artists, designers, curators and practitioners at all stages of their careers worldwide to reassess …