UK/China Cultural Exchange II

8 May 2017 – 14 May 2017

Event times

10:00am - 4:00pm Daily

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FREE - Book tickets via Tate Liverpool site

Tate Liverpool

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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As the festival draws to a close, LOOK/17 (Liverpool International Photography Festival) presents a week long programme of events which explores urbanism and exchange through the universality of photography.


Mon 8th May 2:00pm - 3:30pm: Beyond the Camera: Exploring Models for Exchange Exhibitions in China

In 2014, Sian Bonnell selected and curated a series of exhibitions showcasing UK graduate photography at Pingyao International Photography Festival. This talk looks at setting up a Higher Education discussion group to share and explore methods and models of exchange programmes from taking work to China to developing routes for showing work from China in the UK.

Tues 9th May 11:00am - 3:30pm: Portfolio Reviews - Urbanism and China

Get informal advice on your work, the session provides photographers and artists with the opportunity to talk about their work around Urbanism. Portfolios will be reviewed by Adam Lee; a freelance photographer and photographic workshop facilitator based in Liverpool. Available as 15 minute slots.

Fri 12th May 2:00pm - 3:30pm: An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation

Jiang Jiehong's well-known book, An Era Without Memories: Chinese Contemporary Photography on Urban Transformation, published by Thames and Hudson in 2015, will be the basis for the talk on the impact of urbanisation on contemporary art practice in China.

Sun 14th May 2:00pm - 3:30pm: Shaping the City - Artist talk by John Davies 

John Davies will present photographs which focus on our evolving urban  landscapes – with images made from high vantage positions revealing changes  in the fabric, infrastructure and history of our evolving cities. John will focus on a  selection of his black and white and colour documentary cityscapes, from work  made since the 1980’s to the present day – with opportunities to ask questions  during the talk.

Exhibiting artists

Adam Lee

John Davies

Sian Bonnell

Jiang Jiehong

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