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Female Embodiment of the Visual World: Women's Art in Contemporary China

Story posted August 29, 2013

An international Symposium in Conjunction with Art Exhibition at Bowdoin College Brunswick Maine, September 27-28, 2013           

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Female Embodiment of the Visual World: Women's Art in Contemporary China, Taiwan, and Hong KongAs 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. 

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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.