NGV Women’s Association Annual Seminar
Chinese Art, Then and Now with Cai Guo-Qiang

Mon 20 May, 9.30am

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NGV International

Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)
Ground Level

Booking required


Tickets
$120* (no GST) includes morning tea and a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition catalogue.

Registration is from 9.00AM.
Please enter via the North Foyer accessible from the Arts Centre Forecourt.

Bookings
Ph +61 3 8662 1573
10am–5pm, Mon–Fri

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a tax deductible donation please phone Anna Kopinski on +61 3 8620 2400.

To understand the present, we need to look at the past.

From the ancient terracotta warriors, the guardians of immortality, to contemporary art of today, this seminar will trace the history of Chinese art and explore how the hidden meanings and symbolism in traditional Chinese art are still used today.

The morning program will feature a special guest appearance with one of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists, Cai Guo-Qiang. In a Q&A with the audience, Cai will reveal why and how he creates his explosive performance art, gunpowder paintings and installations.

Art experts include Professor Tonia Eckfeld, University of Melbourne, one of the first Western women allowed entry to the excavation site of the terracotta warriors in China’s ancient Xi’an, Shaanxi province; and senior curators from the NGV.

SPEAKERS:
Wayne Crothers –
Senior Curator, Asian Art, NGV
Dr Simon Maidment –
Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV
Professor Tonia Eckfeld –
Principal Fellow of the University of Melbourne
With special guest Cai Guo-Qiang


All funds raised from this event support acquisitions for the NGV.
Please note that professional photography and video recording will occur at this event. Images and/or videos may be used for promotional purposes.

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