Art Exhibition And International Symposium

Dear CAFAM members,

There will be an international symposium in conjunction with an art exhibition at Bowdoin College Brunswick Maine, September 27-28, 2013, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at Kresge Auditorium

Exhibition Opening Keynote Address: 
Julia F. Andrews, Professor, Department of History of Art, Ohio State University 
”Women Artists in 20th Century China: A Prehistory of the Contemporary”

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Beam, Visual Arts Center

As contemporary Chinese art gains worldwide prominence, where are the women artists? Why are they so often absent from academic discourse and scholarly publication? How do women’s art practices figure into critical theory, gender politics, and aesthetics? Why have Chinese women artists refused to have their work identified and defined in terms of feminism, even if they seemingly engage in feminist art practices? In response to these questions, this symposium initiates a platform for considering Chinese women’s art. Leading scholars and critics from Asia and the United States will present and discuss issues that concern artists as well as viewers.

For more information and the complete schedule of the events, please visit and FREE.

This international symposium is presented in conjunction with the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Women Artists, from September 27 to December 21, 2013.

SPONSORED BY: the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs, The Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Asian Studies Program, and the Art Department.

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