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Conference Report


Pushing Boundaries

The "Inside Out" Symposium

YiLing Mao

HUANG CHIH-YANG, Tide Sky, 1997, oyster shells, bamboo, 14x14x6 m.

It is not very often that a symposium held in conjunction with an art exhibition transcends its supplementary function to pose a potent counterpoint to the latter. 'Pushing Boundaries: New Directions in Chinese Art', a two-day colloquium organised to complement the milestone exhibition 'Inside Out: New Chinese Art' came close to achieving this. Against an all-encompassing curatorial vision of 'transnational modernity', which unites vanguard art across Chinese-speaking worlds as cultural…

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