Dr Christen Cornell


Refereed journal articles

Christen Cornell

Catalogue essays

  • ‘All the Pretty Lights …’, catalogue essay on Shanghai artist, Zhang Ding, for Gallery 4A exhibition, Last Words, 4A Centre for Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2010, pp. 122-127

Other publications

  • ‘Mapping the Unmappable’, review of the 7th Asia-Pacific Triennial, RealTime Arts, Issue 113, Feb-Mar 2013, pp. 8-9
  • ‘The Affluent and the Effluent: Wang Jiuliang’s Besieged by Waste’, review in Senses of Cinema, July 2012, Online
  • ‘Teasing Consumerism’, profile on Cao Fei, RealTime Arts, Issue 105, Oct-Nov, 2011, p. 44
  • ‘Contemporary Chinese Art with Chinese Characteristics: Beijing’s Contemporary Art Districts’, Artlink, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2011, pp. 76-78
  • ‘The Aesthetic of Sensation’, review of Yang Fudong’s solo exhibition at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, RealTime Arts, Issue 103, Jun-Jul 2011, p. 46
  • ‘Old categories, New Frameworks’, Artlink, Vol. 31, No. 1, 2011, pp. 24-27
  • ‘Refracted Cities’, RealTime Arts, Issue 101, 2011, e-dition
  • ‘Interview with Shen Shaomin’, Artist Profile, Issue 14, 2011, pp. 82-87
  • ‘Wang Jianwei’s Hostage’, review in Asian Art News, Vol. 20 No. 2 March/April 2010, p. 87
  • ‘Dead Europe’, review in Overland, Issue 181, Summer 2005, pp. 29-31

Guest Lectures, Panels, Forums, Conferences

Conference presentations

  • ‘Ambivalence, Intervention and Beijing’s Urban Chance’, paper given at Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Conference held at the University of Sydney, December 2016
  • ‘Ambivalence and the “Semi-official”: Caochangdi Art District, Beijing’, paper given at Critical Animals conference, This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle, October 2015
  • ‘Post Avant-Garde Movements: From Yundong to Spatial Change in post-1989 Beijing’, paper at Placing Culture in Urban China seminar, University College, London, July 2015
  • ‘Post Avant-Garde Movements: From Yundong to Spatial Change in post-1989 Beijing’, paper given at Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Bi-annual Conference, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia, August 2015
  • ‘Shaking the City: Art and Autonomy in post-1989 Beijing’, paper given at the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia conference at the University of Wollongong, December 2014
  • ‘798 Art Zone: Consumption, Ideology and Contemporary Chinese Art’, paper given at Knowledge, Culture, Economy International Conference held at University of Western Sydney, November 2014
  • ‘798 Art Zone: Consumption, Ideology and Contemporary Chinese Art’, paper at Asian Cultural and Media Studies Now conference at Monash University, November 2014
  • ‘Producing Postsocialist Subjects, Consuming Contemporary’, paper at Higher Degree Research Conference on Crossing Boundaries, University of Sydney, November 2014
  • Participant in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School, hosted by Tsing Hua University, Taipei, July 2014
  • ‘Cultural Space and the Postsocialist Global City: Beijing’s Contemporary Art Districts’, paper presented at the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies’ Work in Progress series, April 2014
  • Respondent and participant at Consumption, Lifestyle and Asian Modernities Symposium at RMIT in November 2013
  • ‘Twisted Traditions: Dislocation, Distortion and the Grotesque in the Art of Wu Junyong’, paper given at ‘The Funhouse Mirror: The Making and Reception of Chinese Visual Humour’, a workshop held by the Centre for China in the World at the Australian National University, Canberra, October 2012
  • ‘Re-Producing Realities: Contemporary Chinese art practice online’, paper given at Queensland University of Technology’s Centre in the Creative Industries’ Winter School, Brisbane, June 2012
  • ‘Transnational Context, National Function’, paper given at the American Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 2011

Consultancy and advice

2017: Research Consultant, Identifying Barriers in Non-cultural Inclusion, City of Sydney Research Project

Community Contribution

  • 2015-2016: Coordinator of the Works-in-Progress (WiP) postgraduate seminar program in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney
  • 2014-2015: Co-organiser of University of Sydney reading group, Reading Space
  • 2013: Volunteer Speaker/Tutor in the University of Sydney’s Social Inclusion Program