In recent decades, contemporary East-Asian visual culture has become increasingly prominent on the international stage. While there has been a long-standing interest in contemporary Japanese visual culture as part of debates on the significance of modernism and postmodernism, growing attention is now being paid to contemporary visual culture in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan and South Korea as well that relating to East-Asian diasporas around the world.
The aim of this one-day conference at Tate Modern is to showcase current research into contemporary East-Asian visual culture set against the background of major social, cultural, economic and political shifts that have taken place as a result of globalisation. It is hoped that new perspectives can be opened up on shared outlooks and differences within contemporary East-Asian visual culture as well as on the impact of that culture within local and international settings.
Marko Daniel – Tate Modern
Michael White – University of York
Sally Lai – Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester
Paul Gladston – University of Nottingham