Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies

Book Launch: Contemporary Queer Chinese Art

ESEA Contemporary M4 1EU
Friday 25th August 2023 (16:00-18:00)
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Join Dr Hongwei Bao at esea contemporary for the launch of his latest publication 'Contemporary Queer Chinese Art'.

'Contemporary Queer Chinese Art' (Bloomsbury Publishing) is the first English-language academic book that explores the intersections of queer culture and contemporary Chinese art from the mid-1980s to the present. This book brings together 15 internationally renowned artists, activists, curators and scholars to explore heterogeneous expressions of Chineseness and queerness in contemporary art from China and Chinese diasporas in Asia, Europe and North America.

Examining contemporary visual art, performance and activism, this book offers a rich archive of queer Chinese artistic expressions. It provides valuable insights into the status quo and intersectional struggles of Chinese artists who identify themselves as queer and who have associated their work with queer positionalities and perspectives. By sharing personal experiences, art expressions and critical insights about what it means to be queer and Chinese in a transnational context, the book reveals multiple forms and potentialities of queer politics in the domains of art and activism.

Dr Hongwei Bao will be joined on site with Burong Zeng, artist contributor of 'Contemporary Queer Chinese Art' to discuss the publication and relevant themes.

Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5757 or 84 66437
email:hongwei.bao@nottingham.ac.uk or ting.chang@nottingham.ac.uk