Xu Bing: The Art of Rewriting China

 
The College of Fine Arts & Communication (COFAC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is pleased to present a month-long exhibition and program of events on contemporary Chinese art and culture to be held from February 2 through March 10, 2012. The highlight of “COFAC Creates: Xu Bing-The Art of Rewriting China” will be a special exhibition in the Edna Carlsten Gallery of the Noel Fine Arts Center (NFAC) on the UWSP campus featuring the work of groundbreaking contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing. To encourage and facilitate dialogue on contemporary Chinese art and culture, this interdisciplinary program will include a series of lectures, workshops, films and performances. 

Xu Bing program offers students, faculty and community members dynamic experiential educational opportunities that promote an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Chinese art and culture. In addition to having the rare opportunity to engage with Xu Bing’s work in the Edna Carlsten Gallery from February 13 through March 10, participants will have the chance to interact with scholars, artists and performers renowned in the field of contemporary Chinese studies. The artist Xu Bing will visit the UWSP campus from Beijing, China to attend the opening reception and participate in a series of hands-on workshops and lectures. In the weeks that follow, the nation’s premier specialists in the field of contemporary Chinese studies will give guest lectures that will challenge us to understand the complexity and diverse nature of contemporary Chinese art and culture. In celebration of that complexity and diversity, participants will also have the unique opportunity to see performances by the famed Lily Cai Dance Company from San Francisco and the Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera troupe from New York City. We have also organized a Chinese film festival that will run the entire month of the series. This program aims to facilitate exchange between East and West by giving participants unique opportunities to gain further understanding of contemporary Chinese art and culture.

 

Click here to view a slide show of artists and films.

 
  
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Perception Project
Directions of Influence
Xu Bing: The Art of Rewriting China
Sunday in the Park
Japan - the Floating World
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Thief of Bagdad
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The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin
Philip Glass in Residence
Corning Museum of Glass' Main Stage Hot Shop
Jean-Michel Cousteau
With The Grain
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
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Performing Arts Series
Great Artists, Great Speakers
Arts Bash
Soiree Musicale

​Tentative Schedule of Events:

 

Events, dates & times subject to change.  Print PDF of Schedule of Events.

 
February 2nd​

Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company | Public Performance | 7:30 p.m. | Sentry Theatre, Stevens Point
tickets: $15 adult  |  $12 senior  |  $6 youth​

February 12th-March 11th​ Xu Bing Exhibition, Carlsten Gallery​
February 13th ​ Xu Bing: The Art of Re-Writing China | Opening Gallery Reception | 5-7 p.m. | Noel Fine Arts Center | UWSP | Courtyard/Gallery​
February 13th-14th ​ Xu Bing, Visiting Artist
February 14th Xu Bing | Guest Lecture | 2 p.m. | Michelsen Hall | Noel Fine Arts Center | UWSP
​February 14th ​Xu Bing | Studio Workshop | Printmaking Studio | Noel Fine Arts Center - Room 183 | UWSP
February 16th ​ Dr. Melissa Chiu, Asia Society Director | Public Presentation | 5 p.m., Noel Fine Arts Center - Room 221 | UWSP
February 19th ​ Hero by Zhang Yimou - Film Festival |7 p.m., Noel Fine Arts Center - Room 221 | UWSP
February 23rd ​ Dr. Jason McGrath, Film Historian | University of Minnesota | 7 p.m. | Noel Fine Arts Center - Room 221 | UWSP​
February 26th ​ Beijing Bicycle by Wang Xiaoshuai - Film Festival |
7 p.m. | Noel Fine Arts Center - Room 221​ | UWSP
​March 1st
Dr. Eugene Wang, Art Historian, Harvard University | Public Presentation | 7 p.m. | Noel Fine Arts Center - Room 221 | UWSP
​March 4th Kung Fu Hustle by Stephen Chow - Film Festival |
7 p.m. | Noel Fine Arts Center -Room 221​ | UWSP
​March 10th Xu Bing: The Art of Re-Writing China | Closing Reception , 5-7 p.m., Noel Fine Arts Center | Courtyard/Gallery​ | UWSP
March 10th ​ Qi Shufang Peking Opera Company  | Public Performance | 7 p.m. | Michelsen Hall ​ | Noel Fine Arts Center | UWSP
 

Sponsors

This event was made possible through the generous support of the College of Fine Arts & Communication, the Carlsten Gallery Student Advisory Committee, the Edna Carlsten Gallery, the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, a College of Letters and Science Enhancement Grant, the Association of Art Historians and Scholars, the International Students and Scholars Office, the University Library, the Chancellor’s Office, the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Communication, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, International Programs, International Studies, the Departments of Art & Design, History, Music, Philosophy, and Political Science, the American Institute of Graphic Artists, the Central Wisconsin Initiative, the Design Center, China Wok, Matsu Ya, and Tempura House.