Friday lates: contemporary art in China – over the Great Firewall

Course Dates: 14/02/25
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
From creation to distribution, the explosion of digital technologies has transformed artmaking in a myriad of ways. In this session, we will journey across the Great Firewall to explore contemporary, new media art China.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Friday lates: contemporary art in China – over the Great Firewall
  • Course Code: VB899
  • Dates: 14/02/25 - 14/02/25
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Taught: Fri, Evening
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Meitao Qu

Course Code: VB899

Fri, eve, 14 Feb - 14 Feb '25

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This short course provides a broad introduction to contemporary art in China, major themes and methods used by artists with the social, cultural and political issues of today.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• A brief survey of internet culture in China

• An introduction to major themes in Chinese contemporary art.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

· Identify the relevant contexts for contemporary art in China.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, handouts and health and safety information and an understanding of how to operate basics of Zoom microphone and camera.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught online with slide presentations and group discussion. Handouts will be provided by your tutor to support your learning on the course; these handouts will be available online/digitally for download, not printed out for you.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might wish to purchase a notebook for taking notes. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading mentioned in class.

Meitao Qu

Meitao is an associate lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she received an MA specialising in Contemporary Chinese Art and Geopolitics. From Shanghai Golden Age cinema to memes on the Chinese internet, Meitao’s research interests span across 20th and 21st century visual culture in China. She also holds an MFA from Ruskin School of Art and maintains a visual art practice alongside teaching.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.