The Media & Arts Speaker series is a biweekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with the Duke Kunshan community.
The second short series features Points Center for Contemporary Art (PCCA). Situated in the greater Kunshan region, PCCA is dedicated to building a cultural ecosystem that embraces the local community in Kunshan. Through this series, we hope to provide students with an introduction to the art center, its guiding philosophy, its programs and its artists.
The first hybrid lecture (in-person and Zoom) in this series features Points Director and Curator Nicole Du. This series is organized and hosted by professors Vivian Xu and Benjamin Bacon, and supported by the DKU Arts and Humanities Division and the Humanities Research Center.
Time: 9/11 Friday 6-7pm
Zoom ID: 262-835-7204
This event is open to the public.
The first talk in this series is entitled Art Nomad: International Artist in Residency. International artist in residency is an important part of the artist’s life and creation. It is a cross-culture and regional exchange, and it is a platform for in-depth activation and regeneration. Currently, there are more than 700 permanent resident institutions in more than 85 countries and regions around the world. In this edition of the Media & Arts Speaker Series, Nicole Du will introduces the unique artist in residency approach at PCCA, focusing on a deeply nomadic creative process and life.
Du Chenyan is the curator and executive director of Points Center for Contemporary Art (PCCA). In 2012, she went to Villa Arson in France for an exchange visit. At present, she is responsible for the operation of PCCA. She has established a long-term exchange platform for international institutions and artist in residency. She has curated public art program including Jinxi Ancient Town Arts Festival (2019-20). She has M.F.A. in urban design from the China Academy of Art.