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Portrait of Calligrapher Weng Dehong (翁德洪像) (detail), 1639. Zeng Jing (Chinese, c. 1564–1647), landscape by Cao Xizhi (Chinese, active 1600s), inscribed by Jin Ye (Chinese, active 1600s). Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper; painting: 118.7 x 41.3 cm. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum of Pacific Film Archive; Museum purchase, 1967.22

Symposium: Jiangnan—Objects in Focus

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Free; ticket required

“Jiangnan—Objects in Focus” is an international one-day symposium featuring 15 scholars from the United States, Asia, and Europe, who will each give a talk spotlighting one exhibit in their respective area of expertise. The goal of the symposium is to discuss highlights of the exhibition and foster a better understanding of the Jiangnan region and its artistic and cultural role in China and beyond. It is held in conjunction with the exhibition China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta (September 10, 2023, through January 7, 2024).

Generous support of the exhibition symposium is provided by the Kingfisher Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bonhams Auctioneers.

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

10:00 a.m. Welcome

William Griswold, Director and President, Cleveland Museum of Art

Clarissa von Spee, exhibition curator


Session 1:  The Southern Dynasties and Beyond

Chaired by Margarete Prüch, Heidelberg University

Lei Xue: Eulogy for Burying a Crane: A Sixth-Century Monument and Its Afterlife

Eugene Wang: Mirrors of the South

Aidi Bao: Instruments of the Sages: A Guqin of the Elite Scholars from Ming-Dynasty Jiangnan


LUNCH BREAK


Session 2: Painting and Sites

Chaired by Eric Lefebvre, Musée Cernuschi, Paris

Freda Murck: Painting South China’s Atmosphere: Some Poetic Sources of Clouds and Mist

Malcolm McNeill: Bodhidharma Crossing the Yangzi on a Reed: Legitimizing Lineage

Choi, Seokwon: Portraying Eremetic, Archaic, and Syncretic Identity: Zeng Jing’s Portrait of Weng Dehong

Elizabeth Kindall: Floating through Jiangnan: Song Xu’s Eighteen Views of Huzhou


TEA BREAK


Session 3: Craftsmanship

Chaired by Zhang Hongxing, V&A, London

Zhenpeng Zhan: Sacred Objects and Jiangnan Craftsmanship: The Qianlong Emperor’s Carved Lacquer Sutra Boxes

Shao Yunfei: Imageries of West Lake on High Qing Porcelain

Yiwen Liu: Imperial Landscape: An Ink Set of the Ten Scenes of West Lake in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Ron Fuchs: Chinese Landscapes on English Ceramics


Closing Remarks

Clarissa von Spee

 

Principal support is provided by June and Simon K. C. Li and the MCH Foundation. Major support is provided by the American Friends of the Shanghai Museum and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Generous support is provided by an anonymous supporter and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Blakemore Foundation, William and Terry Carey, the Gramercy Park Foundation, Carl M. Jenks, the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, Xiling Group, and Zheng He Management Group. 

All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Principal annual support is provided by Michael Frank and the late Pat Snyder, the John and Jeanette Walton Exhibition Fund, and the late Roy L. Williams. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the late Dick Blum and Harriet Warm, Gary and Katy Brahler, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Dr. Ben and Julia Brouhard, Brenda and Marshall Brown, Richard and Dian Disantis, the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, the Frankino-Dodero Family Fund for Exhibitions Endowment, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Carl T. Jagatich, Cathy Lincoln, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, Lu Anne and the late Carl Morrison, Jeffrey Mostade and Eric Nilson and Varun Shetty, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Michael and Cindy Resch, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, Margaret and Loyal Wilson, the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Claudia Woods and David Osage. 

The exhibition catalogue for China’s Southern Paradise: Treasures from the Lower Yangzi Delta was produced with the generous support of the MCH Foundation. 

Generous support of the exhibition symposium is provided by the Kingfisher Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bonhams Auctioneers.

    All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, Robin Heiser, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, the late Marta and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

      The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

      Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.