Olivier Krischer is a postdoctoral research fellow with the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University, Canberra. While research on how contemporary Chinese art gained international exposure has typically focused on East-West interactions, this talk considers Japan as a significant site for early presentations. Recent fieldwork interviews alongside art writing from 1989–1993 reveal that Japan offered opportunities for Chinese artists and curators to experiment with new modes of practice that enlarged the scope of Chinese art.

Olivier Krischer: Japan and Contemporary Chinese Art 1989–1993