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State Legacy Engagement 'Chinese Art and Globalisation Workshop and Discussion Series'

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Wednesday, 20 May, 2009 - 15:00 to Wednesday, 24 June, 2009 - 17:00
Event Type: 
North West
Cornerhouse Manchester

Course/ Chinese Art and Globalisation: A unique workshop and discussion series led by artist Kai-Oi Jay Yung  

All sessions will seek to involve participation, discussion and input from the student. No prior art knowledge is necessary.



Workshop/State Legacy: Contemporary Interpretations of China

Wed 20 May14:00 – 16:00 £5 full / £4 concs 

Join artist Kai-Oi Jay Yung for the chance to interpret the work of five prominent Chinese artists in current OCAT, MIRIAD and Cornerhouse exhibition State Legacy. From Sui Jianguo’s nine-screen multi-visual projection of Beijing’s speed test railway to Zeng Li’s photographic charting of China’s rapid industrial transformation, this interactive gallery-based workshop includes a tour by Cornerhouse Exhibitions Co-ordinator Tomas Harold. The workshop will give participants the chance to gain an insight into the cultural, political, social and economic challenges and transformation of contemporary China.  


Talk and Discussion/Transitions in Chinese Art History

Wed 27 May14:00 – 16:00£5 full / £4 concs 

Participants are invited to consider China’s historical political past and the contrasting routes within Chinese and Western art. The second hour will gather participants at the Chinese Arts Centre for an exclusive talk, tour and discussion to examine Contemporary Chinese art from the viewpoint of curator, artist and venue. Sally Lai, Chief Executive; Ying Kwok, Curator and David Hancock, Residency Co-ordinator will provide key insight into Hong Kong’s art market in relation to mainland China and the UK. 


Talk and Tour/Globalisation & Industrialisation: Impact on Chinese Art

Wed 3 June14:00 – 16:00£5 full / £4 concs 

Artist Kai-Oi Jay Yung invites participants to consider the development of a globalised Chinese art market in relation to world trade and the current economic climate. The second half of this session is located at the Museum of Science and Industry where experts in costume widen our understanding in a fun and interactive exploration of industrial Manchester, setting in context China’s industrial past.  


Performance and Discussion/British Interpretations of China and Chinese Art

Wed 17 June14:00 – 16:00£5 full / £4 concs 

A unique opportunity to question and unravel the complex impact of China’s advancing economy and culture on its rural landscape and Communist structure as artist Kai-Oi Jay Yung facilitates Skype interaction with UK-based arts organisation Grizedale Arts and the eco-village-based Happy Stacking China project. Established artist Mike Chavez-Dawson then gives a unique take on three questions relating to Chinese art and globalisation through a one-off live musical performance. This is followed by an hour in conversation with artist / curator Kwong Lee at his gallery, Castlefield. Please bring an apple for Mike’s session!


Talk and Discussion/Kai-Oi Jay Yung: Artist Heritage and Contemporary Practice

Wed 24 June14:00 – 16:00£5 full / £4 concs 

Kai-Oi Jay Yung explores her Chinese heritage and prolific interdisciplinary practice, offering a unique personal insight into her making process that traverses an international diaspora of voices, platforms and processes. From FACT to Istanbul Biennial, the Sock to King Ludwig II, how does Contemporary Chinese art across the diaspora hinge upon its heritage? An hour’s discussion and debate follows with a chance to discuss the contemporary art scene and marketplace via an E-Space Lab connection to Shanghai and a panel of locally based curators. 



Please note you can either purchase tickets for individual sessions or purchase a course ticket for all five.  


Full course ticket including all five sessions: £20 full / £15 concs 


You can book individual sessions:  Online at 


Through Box Office on 0161 200 1500 

For course tickets, please call Box Office on the number above.