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Art & Urbanism in China

  • NGV International, Exhibition Space, Level 3 180 Saint Kilda Road Southbank, VIC, 3006 Australia (map)

The past forty years in China have seen a significant amount of social, political and cultural change, and we are now living in what has come to be described as the ‘Chinese century’. What role does art and design have in shaping Chinese society?

Celebrating the launch of The Centre: On Art and Urbanism in China, NGV curators discuss a range of critical perspectives on contemporary China, considering how artists and designers present their own views of what it means to be Chinese in a contemporary world.

The Centre: On Art and Urbanism in China, published by the NGV, is a collection of newly commissioned texts that examine modes of creative production, exhibition, curating, collecting and urban transformation, against a backdrop of critical perspectives on the historical moment and speculative futures. It features a range of key Chinese practitioners working today across art, design and architecture, and acts as an entry point to ongoing engagement with contemporary China.

Megan Patty, Head of Publications, NGV

Dr Simon Maidment , Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, NGV
Annika Aitken, Curatorial Project Officer, Asian Art, NGV

Date and Time:
Sunday 8th September
12pm – 1pm


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Spring Gin Market