Invitation From WEST HEAVENS PROJECT
Exhibition: Place·Time·Play: India-China Contemporary Art Exhibition (Site 1. Ground Floor, 128 West Nanjing Rd; Site 2. Ground Fl, 600 East Yan'an Rd., Shanghai)
Forum: West Heavens: India-China Summit on Social Thought (Lecture Hall, Shanghai Art Museum, 325 West Nanjing Rd. Shanghai)
The "West Heavens" project includes a group exhibition of 17 artists (12 from Indian, 5 from China), and a series of 7 lectures by major Indian scholars, all to take place in Shanghai between 22nd October and 20th December, 2010.
"West Heavens" is China's first major exchange of contemporary art and scholarship with India. It is planned as an inter-Asia dialogue: all artworks have been created in the spirit of direct dialogue; all the Indian lectures are newly written with the Chinese audience in mind. For each scholar we are publishing in advance of the lecture a bilingual Reader, so as to better prepare both Chinese scholars and the public. With the inter-Asia dialogue of "West Heavens", we hope to implant in China an imagination about India. In India we see approaches to modernity that open up the possibilities of Asia.
For more than a century Chinese vocabulary about modernity has been exclusively tied to the West. The terminology is China/West or East/West. We now want to look not just at the West, but also at the West Heavens.
Exhibition Opening: Oct 22, 2010 Friday 5pm (128 West Nanjing Road Ground Floor)
Forum Date:1st lecture/forum Oct 24 Sunday 10am (Shanghai Art Museum); other lecture/forum dates please see website.
Please visit the project website on: http://westheavens.net
Contact Email: email@example.com
Simultaneous Interpretation Provided for Lectures in Chinese and English.