Chinese Contemporary Art: Consolidating Powers - Thomas J. Berghuis in Conversation with Pi Li

11 September 2012

The Power Institute, University of Sydney and the China Studies Centre are pleased to announce an evening conversation with the curator and art historian Pi Li. Pi Li is a leading art critic, who has an extraordinary track record as an independent voice in China with great insight into the development of contemporary Chinese art. Pi Li has also acted as an important bridge builder for contemporary art exchanges between China, Europe, and Asia; working with institutions in Europe including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Tate Modern in London, as well as numerous institutions in Asia. During the past 15 years, Pi Li has made a significant contribution to the understanding of Chinese contemporary art. His work highlights the important role of the curator in consolidating the powers surrounding Chinese contemporary art within the context of a rapidly developing and expanding Chinese art and museum world.

In Sydney, Pi Li will be talking with Thomas J. Berghuis, Lecturer in Asian Art and a specialist on contemporary Chinese art, with the University of Sydney. The conversation will provide an opportunity to reflect on Pi Li's outstanding career as an art critic, curator and art historian, whilst also critically examining the many changes that have occurred during the past 10-15 years in the development of contemporary Chinese art.

RSVP's are required for this event. Please RSVP to with 'RSVP Consolidating Powers' in the subject line.

Time: 6:30pm

Location: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, Darlington, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, RSVP essential