China: Curating, Exhibitions and Display Culture

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Journal of Curatorial Studies

The Journal of Curatorial Studies invites original research articles on the subject of curating, exhibitions and display culture in China. The rapid transformation of China's market economy and urban environment has been paralleled by a burgeoning artistic and cultural sphere. Museums, biennials and alternative institutions have gained important footholds despite the spectre of state censorship. This special issue seeks articles that explore the dynamics and tensions of recent developments in Chinese exhibitionary practices.

Potential topics can include:
-- museum-building in China
-- Chinese biennials, triennials and art fairs
-- alternative curatorial methodologies and strategies in China
-- diasporic Chinese curators
-- Chinese artist-curators
-- curating social and digital media in China
-- the cultural politics of transnational Chinese exhibitions
-- case studies of watershed Chinese exhibitions
-- exhibitions and displays in Chinese popular culture
-- curatorial training in China
-- the influence of the art market, nationalism or state policies upon Chinese curators

May 1, 2013, Abstracts due (250 words)
January 1, 2014, Essays due (5-6,000 words)
Publication in issue 3(3), Fall 2014

Please send submissions and correspondence to:

Jennifer Fisher, Editor
York University

Jim Drobnick, Editor
OCAD University

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