Salon V: Enlightenment and Emancipation

Date: September 3rd, 2011, 3 pm to 5.30 pm

Whether women’s liberation, Jewish emancipation or any other fight for personal rights and freedom, the pursuit of equality has always been one of the driving factors of social evolution. In this event we want to take a closer look on these important social factors.

Chair:

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

Speakers:

Professor Li Xiaojiang Ph.D., Former Director, Institute for Gender Studies, Dalian University

Professor Christina von Braun, Institute for Cultural Studies, Humboldt University Berlin

Language:

Chinese/English with simultaneous translation

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Salon VI: Art and Historical Memory

Date: September 4th, 2011, 3 pm to 5.30 pm

In the context of civilizations and politics in different countries, art helps with imagining, saving, possibly distorting, or even obliterating history.  But after decades of years, art will become part of the history regardless of its form. Both China and Europe have rich contemporary history, yet there are significant differences in arts on historical subject. In this event, we would like to discuss the complicated relations between Chinese artists and history.Speakers:

Chair:

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

Speakers:

Chen Danqing, Artist and Art Critic

Professor Klaas Ruitenbeek Ph.D., Director, Museum for East Asian Art, National Museums in Berlin

Language:

Chinese/English with simultaneous translation

Three Shadows Photography Art Centre
www.threeshadows.cn