Jimei X Arles: East West Encounters International Photo Festival
Talk & Conversation
Moderator: Cao Dan
Key Speaker：Sam Stourdzé, RongRong, Li Zhenhua
Saturday, 12th of September
Special Guests: Michael Benson, Liu Tian, Ma Nan, Ben Huang, Liu Xiaoguang, Hu Weiyi, Hu Jieming, Liu Jing, Iris Long & Cedar Zhou, Zheng Yunhan, Liu Hongjian, Lu Yanpeng
特邀嘉宾：Michael Benson、刘畑、马楠、Ben Huang、刘晓光、胡为一、胡介鸣、柳静、龙星如&周姜杉、郑云瀚、刘宏剑、卢彦鹏等
Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Address: bldg F, NO.570 West Huaihai Road
Liu Tian researches into topics relate to artistic creation, curating, writing and visual culture.
Since 2006, he has curated exhibitions, including Memorandum for Gaia-The 1st PSA Emerging Curators Program (2014), What A Form: A Reportage-Wu Shanzhuan and Inga Svala Thórsdóttir(2013), West Bund 2013: A Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art (assistant curator, 2013), Cloud Theatre-Shanghai Odyssey (director, 2013), Greenbox: The Space of Media Reality (2013), Youthing the Ideal Will-8090 Artists of Zhejiang Province/Research: Art&Life of Contemporary Young Generation (2012) and New Folk Movement—The Reconstruct of the Commonality Living at The 2nd Songzhuang Art Festival (2006).
As an artist, he has participated in Reactivation: The 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012), The 3rd Inward Gazes: Documentaries of Chinese Performance Art (2012), ‘Images & Vehicle: An Experimental Exhibition of Media Art’（2009）, ‘Why go to Tibet? – Survey of Tibetan Subject Matter in Painting’（2007) , and Design Network Asia (2006), among others.
In 2009 Liu launched the Contemporary Youth Arts Research Project, which to date has undertaken a series of exhibitions, workshops, research papers and publications. In 2010, he established Open Matter Institute , an artistic independent research and creative project. His a Ph.D candidate from the Institute of Contemporary Art and Social Thoughts, School of Inter-Media Art, China Academy of Art and his current research focus is on ‘media reality’.