Film Screening with Filmmaker | NOWHERE TO CALL HOME

Time and Date: 7:00pm, Wednesday January 20 (6:00am EST)
Venue: IB-1008 (IB-Auditorium)
Zoom ID: 530.394.0458

NOWHERE TO CALL HOME provides a rare glimpse into the world of a Tibetan woman without her hukou, torn between her traditional way of life and her desire for her son to have a better future in the city. Shot in the hutongs of Beijing and a remote village near the epicenter of Tibetan self-immolations, this gripping story of a woman determined to beat the odds puts a human face on the political strife that fractures China and Tibet. Along the way it challenges common Western stereotypes about Tibetans, and reveals a dark side of life in a traditional village, where, as the saying goes, ‘women aren’t worth a penny.’

Art in the Age of Viral Infection Miniseries | Ohh/Pff/Wow, Useless Body (Artist: Yiyun Chen)

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU community.

The third miniseries of talks looks at the intersection of pandemic, virology, disease and art, presenting three artists whose works inspect the delicate relationship between ourselves and the sicknesses that plague us, presenting their unique perspectives on wellness.

The lecture scheduled on Friday November 13th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features the Taiwanese bio artist Pei-ying Lin. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. This event is open to the public.

Time: 12/04, Friday 6-7pm China Time

Location: Duke Kunshan Innovation Building 1046

Zoom: 262-835-7204

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Art in the Age of Viral Infection Miniseries | Proposal for Collaboration with Viral Entities (Artist: Pei-Ying Lin)

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU community.

The third miniseries of talks looks at the intersection of pandemic, virology, disease and art, presenting three artists whose works inspect the delicate relationship between ourselves and the sicknesses that plague us, presenting their unique perspectives on wellness.

The lecture scheduled on Friday November 27th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features the Taiwanese bio artist Pei-ying Lin. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. This event is open to the public.

Time: 11/27, Friday 6-7pm China Time

Location: Duke Kunshan Innovation Building 1046

Zoom: 262-835-7204

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Points Center for Contemporary Art Series Talk | Conversation with Li Tingwei and Long Pan

Time: 10/30, Friday 6-7pm

Location: IB1046

Zoom ID: 262-835-7204

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU 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 within Kunshan city. Through this series, we hope to provide students an introduction to the art center, its guiding philosophy, its programs and artists.

The lecture scheduled on Friday October 30th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features Points 2020 fall resident artists Li Tingwei and Long Pan where they will share with us their methodology and work. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. This event is open to the public. Continue reading “Points Center for Contemporary Art Series Talk | Conversation with Li Tingwei and Long Pan”

Points Center for Contemporary Art Series Talk | Conversation with Liao Fei and Zhao Qian

Time: 9/25, Friday 6-7pm

Location: IB1046

Zoom ID: 262-835-7204

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU 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 within Kunshan city. Through this series, we hope to provide students an introduction to the art center, its guiding philosophy, its programs and artists.

The lecture scheduled on Friday September 25th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time features Points 2020 spring resident artists Liao Fei and Zhao Qian where they will share with us their methodology and work. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.

This event is open to the public.

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Points Center for Contemporary Art Series Talk | Art Nomad: International Artist Residency

The Media & Arts Speaker series at Duke Kunshan University is a bi-weekly event that invites leading practitioners in media and arts to speak about their work and practice and engage with our DKU 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 within Kunshan city. Through this series, we hope to provide students an introduction to the art center, its guiding philosophy, its programs and its artists.

The first hybrid lecture (in-person and zoom) of this series is scheduled on Friday September 11th, 2020 at 6pm China Central time and features Points Director and Curator Nicole Du. This series is organized and hosted by Prof. Vivian Xu and Prof. Benjamin Bacon, and supported by the Division of Arts and Humanities and the Humanities Research Center at Duke Kunshan University. Continue reading “Points Center for Contemporary Art Series Talk | Art Nomad: International Artist Residency”

Second Annual DKU Student Film Festival – 2020

Friday September 18th at 7:00pm

Duke Kunshan University, Innovation Building Lecture Hall

Curated by Kaley Clements

The second annual DKU Student Film Festival is sponsored by the Humanities Research Center and is held in conjunction with the Humanities Research Center’s fall conference: Hum/Animal.

The student film festival is not held in the spirit of competition, but rather as an event to gather student filmmakers from Mainland China and Hong Kong to broaden their understanding of what students at similar institutions in the region are working on. The intent is to foster relationships that  lead to future collaborations, networking in the film industry, etc. It is also a chance for faculty from these institutions to come together to discuss ways to make a stronger filmmaking culture in the Southern Jiangsu/Greater Shanghai Region. Continue reading “Second Annual DKU Student Film Festival – 2020”

Report on Kunshan Digital City of Arts and Culture

By Anisha Joshi

Class of 2022

In the rush and uncertainty with which many of us vacated campus as COVID-19 was taking shape as an epidemic in China, few of us had anticipated how much we would miss Kunshan and beloved DKU. Some of us left, afraid but also hopeful that we could return to campus, or China, safely, hopeful that we would be able to resume at least part of the semester on campus.

And yet, here we are, most of us, five months later still pining for Kunshan, our shining campus with its pristine waters, the trees and lakes most of us have come to recognize as a home away from home. Luckily, students collaborating with the Humanities Research Center under the Kunshan Digital Humanities have been hard at work over last year, carefully archiving unique ways of experiencing this beautiful city.

While initially the student artworks were meant to be displayed in a curated exhibition on campus in spring semester, given the circumstances the projects were presented in an even more innovative way—students who worked on the projects gave Dean James Miller a virtual guide around Kunshan’s many attractions over the course of a day through the ArcGIS StoryMap interface, taking Dean Miller (and the audience) through each of the locations and what was special about them. The student artists’ exploration of Kunshan took place through a variety of mediums, ranging from photography and documentary film making to even performance art. Continue reading “Report on Kunshan Digital City of Arts and Culture”