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Symposium explores contemporary Chinese art

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. McCosh 50

Six artists whose works will be on view in an upcoming exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum are among the featured speakers in a symposium on Chinese contemporary art scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in McCosh 50.

The symposium, "ARTiculations," was organized in conjunction with the March 7 opening of the exhibition "Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art" at the art museum. Speakers will include the artists Arnold Chang, Vannessa Tran, Michael Cherney, Zhi Lin, Liu Dan and Zhang Hongtu, along with the curators of the exhibition and experts on contemporary Chinese and American art.

The six artists all are U.S. citizens. Some are immigrants, some were born in America, some are ethnically Chinese and others have simply adopted Chinese art and culture as their own. They are widely diverse in terms of the style and subject matter of their art, as well as their age and experience, and geographical and ethnic origins. The symposium will provide a forum for the artists and other speakers to challenge perceptions and biases about what is "Chinese," what is "American" and what is "contemporary" art.

The symposium is open to the public, but anyone interested in attending must register by Friday, Feb. 20. For registration information and the event schedule, visit the symposium website.

The event is sponsored by the Tang Center for East Asian Art and the Princeton University Art Museum.

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