Forum II: Enlightenment and Art

Date: July 14th, 2011, 9 am to 12 am

This forum is devoted to the Enlightenment and its relationship to art. The forum will focus in equal measure on particular aspects of the Enlightenment, its breaks and continuities in its relationship with the past, and on the role played by the public in the artistic process of this era. We also wish to explore what characterizes Enlightenment art above and beyond a merely chronological definition.

Programme

Welcome

Lu Zhangshen, Director, National Museum of China

Michael Schwarz, Director Centre for International Affairs, Stiftung Mercator

Professor Martin Roth, General Director Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Speeches

Dr Joachim Kaak, Neue Pinakothek, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich

Pan Gongkai, President, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, Painter, Art Theorist and Art Education Expert

Panel discussion

Chair:

Chen Lusheng, Vice Director, National Museum of China

Michael Kahn-Ackermann, Former Regional Director Goethe-Institut China, Senior Advisor to the Confucius Institute

Panel discussion with:

Dr Joachim Kaak, Neue Pinakothek, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich

Professor Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch, Department of Art History, Freie Universität Berlin 

Pan Gongkai, President, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

Professor Zhu Qingsheng, Professor, Beijing University Art Faculty, Director, Han-Art Institute, Beijing University, Contemporary Artist