Salon I: Lu Xun, Käthe Kollwitz and the wood carving of Fang Lijun

Date: April 9th, 2011, 3 pm to 5.30 pm

Lu Xun, an influential Chinese author in the Chinese Enlightenment, was highly interested in the woodcarvings of German artist Käthe Kollwitz. He wrote various articles on her work and promoted their circulation, which influenced the Chinese artist community of the 1920s and 1930s. The relationship between the literature titan, the German artist and the works of Fang Lijun, a contemporary Chinese artist, will be considered closely.

Chair:

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

Speakers:

Professor Heinrich Th. Schulze Alcappenberg, Director, Museum of Prints and Drawings, National Museums in Berlin, Germany

Zhang Zikang, Director of the Today Art Museum, Beijing

Language:

German/English with simultaneous translation

White Space/Alexander Ochs Galleries
www.whitespace-beijing.com

 

Salon II: Enlightenment and Language

Date: April 10th, 2011, 3 pm to 5.30 pm

According to many linguists, modern Chinese language is partly a result of the Chinese Enlightenment, which as a literature reform movement ignited a revolution of the Chinese language. In addition, the question arises how Chinese Enlightenment philosophers shaped European languages and if the encounter with the language of other culture groups influenced the perception of their own language.

Chair:

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

Speakers:

Professor Fang Weigui, School of Chinese Culture and Language, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China   

Professor Gerda Hassler, Director, Institute for Roman Languages, University Potsdam, Germany

Language:

German/English with simultaneous translation

Yi Shu 8
www.yishu-8.com