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RESIDENCY BEIJING

Birgit Hopfener (Art Historian)

Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum

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Residence Time:2018.6.4-6.12

Artist Bio:

Art historian, Sinologist; Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Carton University, Canada.

In my lecture I am going to examine “iconoclastic” works by contemporary Chinese artists from a transcultural perspective by adopting different (art-)historical and epistemological lenses. In order to shed light on “iconoclasm’s” multiple and entangled meanings I suggest reading their works in relation to a Zen-Buddhist concept of “iconoclasm” as well as to a Neo-Avant-garde concept of iconoclastic destruction and transgression – enacted for example by the ‘global nomad’ and Fluxus artist Nam June Paik, who in turn has been working through Zen-Buddhism, mediated through the American artist John Cage and his teacher, the Japanese scholar D.T. Suzuki respectively.

 Poster of Birgit Hopfener's public talk at the Inside-Out Art Museum

Poster of Birgit Hopfener's public talk at the Inside-Out Art Museum