Artistic Development in Cross-Cultural Context: The Fourth Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium and Exhibition

Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

Organizers

Center of Chinese Art at William Paterson University
Chinese-American Art Faculty Association
New York Gallery of Chinese Art

Chief Consultants

Lyusheng Chen
Margaret Lam
Daryl Joseph Moore
David Yen

Comittee Chairs

Zhiyuan Cong
Jiawei Gong
Josh Z. Yu

Comittee Members

Chung-Fan Chang, Wei Dong, Lian Duan, Yifei Gan, Zhimin Guan, Qian Li, Leah Lihua Wong, Yida Wang, Nengqiang Yang

Symposium

November 21-23, 2019. William Paterson University

Exhibition

Unbounded Extension: Chinese-American Women Artists Digital Media and Installation Art
November 23, 2019 – January 10, 2020
New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91 A Allen Street, NYC, NY 10002

Artistic Development in Cross-Cultural Context: The Fourth Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium” will convene at William Paterson University from November 21-23, 2019. The two-day conference will include academic and teaching experience exchanges as well as an art exhibition. The main participants will be members of the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association. The members not only have Chinese creative art and art education backgrounds but they have also earned advanced degrees in the US and have teaching experience in art schools, colleges and universities across America. This conference will, through the exchange of Eastern and Western ideas about art, share art education teaching experiences and discuss the development of contemporary art in a cross-cultural context. The conference activities will improve American and Chinese art education quality resulting in deeper understanding between the Eastern and Western arts.

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University will provide food and accommodation in New Jersey from November 21 – November 23. Participating members will pay out their own pockets if they want to come early or stay late. The Center can help make reservations.

Symposium Agenda

Artists Intruduction
Host: Professor Josh Z. Yu, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Power Art Center #143

Developments and Trends in the Contemporary Context Symposium
Host: Professor. Josh Z. Yu
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University

American Art Education and my Teaching Experiences Presentation
Host: Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director, Center for Chinese Art at WPUNJ
Time: 2:00 – 4:30pm, Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University

Exhibition Opening Reception
Opening Host: Professor Zhiyuan Cong
Panel Discussion Host: Professor He Zhang, William Paterson University
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: 91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

Artists

Snow Yunxue Fu, Xia Gao, Guoqing Heaton, Qian Li, Qin Liu, Ying Tan, Yida Wang, Leah Lihua Wong.

Unbounded Extension: Chinese-American Women Artists Digital Media and Installation Art Exhibition” is scheduled from November 23, 2019 to January 10, 2020 at the New York Gallery of Chinese Art. This exhibition will focus on digital media and installation arts by Chinese-American women artists. These artists’ attention to life, love, humanity and other varieties of human nature is related to their unique identity and sensitivity. The knowledge, poetic and narrative expression in their artwork provides viewers an enriched experience and visual engagement, and their work also shows their creative explorations. In the meantime, through the exhibition, viewers will be able to have close interaction with the artwork and to have deeper understanding the artists’ creative thinking, processes, and their teaching specialties and achievements in arts.

For more information about this event, please call the Center for Chinese at William Paterson University at (973) 720-2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu

11/21/19