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Winchester School of Art

TRACEOLOGY- performance & lecture by artist Zhang Qiang Event

Zhang Qiang
13:00 - 16:00
22 June 2017
PhD Study Room, Winchester School of Art

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Sunil Manghani at .

Event details

You are invited to attend a performance and lecture by international calligraphy artist Zhang Qiang, presented by the Neutral Institute and Winchester School of Art’s Critical Practices Research Group. ** The event is free, but booking is essential as places are limited **

‘We deem trace … as the most basic concept among all ways’ - Zhang Qiang

Zhang Qiang is a calligrapher and performance artist with an international reputation, having had works shown at the British Museum; City Museum of Seoul; National Museum of Melbourne; Art Commune in HongKong; Paris International Art City among others. He is Professor at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Director of Modern Video Arts Research Centre for Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting. He is author of his multi-volume work ‘Zhang Qiang Artistic System’; Honor Winner of ‘Two River Scholar’, and organiser of the international conferences ‘Re-construction of Art History in the context of Globalisation’; and ‘Chinese Calligraphy in the backgrounds of Visual Arts History.

For this event Zhang Qiang will stage a live performance work, followed by a lecture and discussion. A reprise of work presented at the British Museum in connection with their exhibition on the art of calligraphy in 2002, the performance and lecture draws upon a longstanding project of the artist, as represented in his book ‘Traceology’. A work that brings together questions of cultural form and formation with aesthetic and philosophical considerations of ‘trace’, art making and visual culture.



1pm - Performance

2pm - Refreshments

2.30pm - Lecture, followed by discussion & Q&A 4pm - close

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