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Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 SYMPOSIUM

LandscapesOfidentity | Manchester School of Art

Thursday, 20 November 2014 from 09:30 to 18:00 (GMT)

Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 SYMPOSIUM

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As a collaboration strand of Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, this symposium will present diverse perspectives from keynote speakers, curators and artists on its theme Conflict | Compassion | Resolution. It aims to connect local and international artists, curators, and academics; and engage with the wider audience in a discursive forum on: the tangibles e.g. visual artworks, galleries, local and international art events and industries, as well as the intangibles e.g. memories, personal histories, attitudes and values – to develop a ‘source of inspiration and knowledge’ about Asian visual cultures and encourage learning and skills development through the wider ATM14 creative programmes. Through the symposium, ATM aims to highlight the role of the 21st century artists and curators in providing "a voice for the unheard, and a message to the dominant" – to promote transcultural arts as catalyst for social integration and economic development in pluralistic, democratic society.


  • Graham Boxer - Director of IWM North
  • Zoe Dunbar - Head of Exhibitions at IWM North



  • Professor David Crow - Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internal Communication, Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design
  • Alnoor Mitha - Artistic Director of ATM, Senior Research Fellow (Asian Cultures) MIRIAD MSA



  • Tessa Jackson OBE - CEO Institute of International Visual Art (INIVA), London
  • Dr Nima Poovaya-Smith - Director of Alchemy Cultural Enterprise, Yorkshire

Guest Speaker:

  • Erica Ng - Director-General of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London


  • Alice Kettle - Senior Research Fellow, MIRIAD Manchester School of Art
  • Dr Simon Faulkner - Programme Leader of Art History, Manchester School of Art

Speakers (artists and curators):

  • Aman Mojadidi - Commodifying Conflict
  • Sophie Ernst - What is Conflict?
  • Professor Bashir Makhoul - House of Cards and The Genie
  • Dr Ming Turner and Dr Beccy Kennedy (DbD) - Bordering on Darkness
  • Hardeep Pandhal - Muses on the 'labour of negative'
  • Kashif Nadim Chaudry - 'Fools gold: Fingering the naval of what it means to be queer'
  • Rosa Nguyen - Sanctuary
  • Professor Jiang Jiehong - 'Translating Harmonious Society'
  • Hsiao-Chi Tsai and Kimiya Yoshikawa - Scintilla From Our Sun
  • Professor Sarah Perks and Dr Andy Willis - Join the dots: Asian Cinema in the UK
  • Dr Tongyu Zhou and Joe Duffy - The Fire and the Rose
  • Short Film: Iron Fans: Football Fanaticisms in China - Director Tim Brunsden


Talks, discussions, and networking sessions followed by The Recital and Burning of the Book of Debts (Volume VIII) Manchester by Alinah Azadeh. Daf drum by Arian Sadr.

Lunch and other refreshments will be provided. For more detailed information about the symposium and full ATM14 exhibitions and events programme ~ W: AsiaTriennialManchester | T: @triennialmcr | Fb: Asia Triennial Manchester 2014. For dietary and access requirements e.g. wheelchair access: IWM North

Supported by:  Arts Council England, Manchester Metropolitan University, IWM North (part of Imperial War Museums),  Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design, Manchester School of Art, The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Birmingham City University.

*all bookings made are non-refundable*

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LandscapesOfidentity | Manchester School of Art

LandscapesOfIdentity Symposium is part of a doctoral research in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, conducted by Yatie Aziz at MIRIAD, MSA, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BR

Manchester Histories Festival 2016 commences 3-12 June.

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