The Organizers

Qigu Jiang is an artist. He pioneered the “Eighty Five Chinese Contemporary Art Movement”in Shanghai with a multi-media installation show in 1985, and now concentrates on ink andbrush painting. He teaches both studio and art history classes in School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

James Elkins is an art historian. He is the author of 20 books, and editor of 17 books. He has organized 10 international conferences and publications, involving over 300 scholars from over 45 countries. His book, Chinese LandscapePainting as Western Art History, is forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press. His home page is here


China Contemporary Art Foundation
Chicago Research House for Asian Art


Peking University
Central Academy of Fine Arts
People’s University of China
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Wall Art Museum

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