Chinese Culture Talk : Ocean Time and Chinese Art
By Dr. ZHANG Qing, Head of the Curatorial and Research Department of the National Art Museum of China in Beijing
- Date : Monday, November 21, 2016.
- Place : Royal Library of Belgium, Conference Room « LIPPENS »
- Address : Entrance « GUTENBERG », Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels.
2.00PM – 2.30PM : registration
2.30PM – 3.45PM : Chinese Culture Talk, by Dr. Zhang Qing. 3.45PM – 4.00PM : Q&A with Dr. Zhang Qing
4.00PM – 5.00PM : Closing drink
The event will be in Chinese and English
Ph.D and M.A. in Art History from the China Academy of Art and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Dr. Zhang Qing is a famous specialist in modern and contemporary Chinese art history and theory. He is the current Head of the Curatorial and Research Department at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Zhang Qing was the Deputy Director of Shanghai Art Museum and the Director of the Shanghai Biennale Office. He has also curated a number of exhibitions around the globe.
Dr. Zhang is also a guest professor at a number of leading art schools in China, such as the Central Academy of Fine Arts, the China Academy of Art, and Shanghai Drama School.
On November 21st, 2016, he is invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture to give a Chinese Culture Talk in Brussels, in the framework of the 2nd China Arts Festival in the EU. Renowned scholar on Chinese art history, his research and career led him to cast light on an interesting perspective on Chinese art history: the intricate relationship between the development of arts in China, and the maritime explorations led by China, which conducted economic
progress but also influenced greatly exchanges in artistic achievements between the East and the West.
Taking as a starting point the Maritime Silk Road and the explorations of Zheng He (1405-1431), which opened the door for China to communicate with the rest of the world, Dr. Zhang is making insightful parallelisms between his very first passion – Chinese Art – and the changing economic and cultural contexts at China’s local, regional, state and national levels, over time.
Completed by a comprehensive presentation on Chinese modern and contemporary art history since the Ming and Qing dynasties, Dr. Zhang Qing’s Chinese Culture Talk is certainly an event not to be missed for anyone curious to learn about Chinese art and history, and especially for academic researchers, students, scholars and art lovers.
Partners and supporters
Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture of the P.R. of China
Mission of the P.R. of China to the European Union Committee of the China Arts Festival in the EU
Organized by :
China Arts & Entertainment Group Atlas International Culture SPRL
With the support of : National Art Museum of China
Royal Library of Belgium
Europe-China OBOR Committee for Culture and Tourism Development China Cultural Center in Brussels
Other supporters :
Association for Cultural Exchange and Contemporary Art in China and Europe Center of Chinese Language and Culture
And more to come!
China & the World Cultural Exchange China Intercultural Communication Center
Euro-China Audiovisual Network Nouvelles d’Europe
China Radio International Visit Brussels
China Youth Daily