Monday, October 18, 2010


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:
Contact Email:
Simultaneous Interpretation Provided for Lectures in Chinese and English.

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