Queering the Boundaries of the Arts in the Sinosphere

A Bilingual (English and Chinese) Online Workshop

May 27–May 29, Institute of Art History, University of Zurich, via Zoom

How are “queer” art and visual culture situated in the contemporary Sinosphere? What are the latest questions posed by Sinophone cultural producers in the fields of queer artmaking, curating and academic writing?
We are pleased to announce the Zoom workshop on the theme of “Queering the Boundaries of the Arts in the Sinosphere.” Our workshop aims to investigate the contact zones in which Sinophone queer artists, writers, curators, and cultural activists meet, cooperate, and occasionally conflict with each other. Besides, we will examine the intersectional layers of time and spaces, which shape heterogeneous representations of queerness in the Sinosphere. Moreover, we hope to establish a sustainable network that will amplify non-binary voices, by bringing together internationally-established and emerging Sinophone queering artists, activists, curators, and scholars in these fields.

Registration is required. To join the workshop, please fill out our RSVP form by May 26, 2021.

You will receive a notification email after you have successfully completed the registration. One or two days before the opening of this workshop, we will forward the Zoom link to registered participants. Please notice that the number of attendees is limited (max. 160). If you have any questions regarding the workshop or difficulties with registration, please send us an email or check out our website.

This workshop is funded by the Graduate campus and the Graduate school of the University of Zurich and organized by Diyi Tan, Justyna Jaguscik, Mehmet Berkay Sülek, Helen Hess and Sujie Jin.