Imagining, Inventing and Instigating Space for Contemporary Art in 1980s China

Join Pauline J Yao, Lead Curator of Visual Art at M+ in Hong Kong and distinguished Leverhulme Lecturer for her talk on Imagining, Inventing, and Instigating Space for Contemporary Art in 1980s China.

Pauline J Yao  will discuss how the notion of contemporary art in China in its nascent stages first existed as an imagined, conceptual space. Yao will explore ways in which various artist collectives and groups in the 1980s developed ‘spaces’ in which contemporary art could be created and shared with other like-minded individuals and how the creation of these ‘conceptual spaces’ was essential to notions of freedom and independence at the time.

The venue for the talk is The Weston Pavilion, Level 6 Green side, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

The event is free but RSVP is essential. Please reply to by 24 January.

The talk is sponsored by Hayward Gallery.