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  1. Ai Weiwei, Wang Keping & Ai Weiwei, 1987/2011.
    inkjet on paper
    Courtesy of the artist, Three Shadows Photography Art Center, and Chambers Fine Art.


PAST: Thursdays, October 16 and November 13, 2014, 1-2 pm

Join leading UBC scholars, artists, curators and critics in a series of midday conversations. We invite two prominent, disciplinarily distinct voices into the Gallery to discuss productive intersections of their own work and the current exhibition, followed by a discussion that includes the audience. In this series, guests will address Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993, an exhibition of 227 black-and-white photographs taken by the artist during the decade that he resided in New York City, his first time away from China. The New York photographs, presented in chronological order, form a layering of narratives that reflect a time when the artist was settling into a city and culture that was completely new to him.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Migration Narratives: Thursday, October 16, 1-2 pm

Chris Lee, Director, Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program and Associate Professor, Department of English
Gu Xiong, Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

Street Scenes/Senses: Thursday, November 13, 1-2 pm

Carla Nappi, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, Department of History
Timothy Taylor, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Program

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689