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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, …

ANN: internat. e-symposium “Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting” 20 & 27 April 2022 8-10:30 EST (Univ. of Maryland)

The Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland in partnership with The Mozhai Foundation and The Center for East Asian Studies will hold a two day long virtual symposium on “Modern and Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting: Histories, Borders, and Values”, 20 and 27 April 2022, from 8:00-10:30 EST. Ink painting is arguably the …

Call for Exhibition Related Researchers: Times Museum Berlin, due: 28 Feb. 2022

The Times Museum Berlin calls for application related with three positions for exhibition related research in context of their long-term project “Three Contested Sites – The Worldy Fables of the Long 1990s“. The affiliated exhibition will be on display from September to December 2022 at Times Art Center Berlin and be continued supported by one …

New publication by members: Edited volume on “Visual Culture Wars at the Border of China” (Palgrave MacMillan)

ReNetMoCoCA members Paul Gladston and Beccy Kennedy-Schtyk together with Ming Turner have recently published a highly engaging edited volume titled Visual Culture Wars at the Borders of Contemporary China: Art, Design, Film, New Media and the Prospects of “Post-West” Contemporaneity (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2021). The book presents theoretical as well as analytical outcome of the …

CfP – Journal of Contemp. Chin. Art calls for articles related with performance art in China (deadline: 31 March 22)

Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art  calls for contributions discussing performance art in China Performance art bases an artist’s practice on direct action. In China, performance art is known by the term xingwei yishu (lit. behaviour art). Other terms include action art (xingdong yishu), body art (shenti yishu) and live art (xianchang yishu). Each term links …

ANN: Art History of Socialist China: A State-of-the-Field Discussion, online, 18 and 19 June 2021, 2 pm CEST

Prof. Dr. Juliane Noth (Heisenberg Fellow at the Kunstgeschichtliches Seminar, Universität Hamburg) an expert of modern Chinese art history is organizing a State-of-the-Filed Discussion on the “Art History of Socialist China” in an online workshop. The international event will take place on Friday and Saturday, 18 and 19 June 2021, 2 pm CEST and presents …

CfA: Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) of Heidelberg University calls for up to three doctoral scholarships on cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe (due 14 Feb. 2021)

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to three doctoral scholarships for international students beginning in the winter semester 2021/22. The scholarships amount to 1200 EUR per month for a period of three years. In accordance with the research scheme …

Call for Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships: The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, USF, San Francisco (due 28 Feb 2021)

The Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco (USF) calls for doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for summer 2021. The USF Ricci Institute is a premier global resource for the study of Chinese-Western cultural exchange with a core focus on the social and cultural history of Christianity in China. Besides its …

CfP: Conference “Transcultural Curation and the Post-Covid World”, CCVA, Birmingham 2-3 Dec 2021, submission 31 March 2021

The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University calls for papers in context of its 14th Aanual Conference “Transcultural Curation and the Post-Covid World” (2-3 December 2021). The Centre aims to sharpen understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices and theoretical studies. The two-day conference …

ANN: Jane Chin Davidson published monograph “Staging Art and Chineseness” (Manchester UP)

ReNetMoCoCA member Jane Chin Davidson has recently published a monograph that addresses the politics of borders in the era of global art by exploring the identification of Chinese artists by location and exhibition. Focusing on performative, body-oriented video works by the post-1989 generation, it tests the premise of genealogical inscription and the ways in which …

CfP for “Asie” (Creops, Sorbonne Univ.), theme issue “La nuit dans l’art asiatique: perceptions, imaginaires, représentations, sub. 15 June 2020

ReNet MoCoCA member Marie Laureillard calls for paper concerning a theme issue in the magazine “Asie” (Creops, Sorbonne Université) about the night in Asian art. Submission deadline is 15 June 2020. Please view the CfP as re-posted below. “La nuit dans l’art asiatique : perceptions, imaginaires, représentations” par Marie Laureillard · Publié 07/01/2020 À la …