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Xu Hongxiang. One Night While Hunting for Faeries

5 June 2019, 7 pm
Galerie Loft 8
Radetzkystraße 4, 1030 Vienna




„Wochen der Hoffnung – Die Pekinger Studentenbewegung im Mai 1989“
Exhibition of photographies by Dr. Helmut Opletal, former ORF correspondent in China

Helmut Opletal at Tian’anmen square,           May 1989

More pictures here

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 5.30pm
Campus Altes AKH, Spitalgasse 2
Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/Sinologie
Hof 2, Eingang 2.3, Raum SIN 1 (1. Stock)

Ankuendigung_OPLETAL_Fotoausstellung (pdf)

Exhibition … Chinese Whispers

Contemporary Art From China – Collection Sigg
MAK Vienna
30.01.2019 – So, 26.05.2019

Lecture … Philosophy of Science in China

7th International Symposium
„Philosophy of Science and Technology“
 Chinese Academy of Sciences
15. – 16. September 2018, Beijing

Report about the symposium & interview with Alice Schmatzberger
in China Science News, September 18, 2018

Translation: ChinaScienceNews_DE

Clock Tower, Sū Sòng,     um 1092

Symposium Programme (pdf)

Environmental China

Green China – Im Spannungsfeld von ökologischen, sozialen
und ökonomischen Herausforderungen”

in: Austrian Chinese Business Association
Annual Report 2018
ACBA_2018 (pdf)

Book release … Pictorial City

City Moves, City Ruins & City Plays:
in her recent book Alice Schmatzberger addresses art photography in urban China.

Get it @ Amazon

Since the early 1990s the world looked astonished at China´s multifaceted and vivid contemporary visual art. Urban art photography is particularly inseparable from depicting social transformations as regards its choice of motifs and visual language. Using the works of several selected Chinese artists as examples, this book shows how the topics city, changes in the urban structure and the transformations, not only social, associated with this are reflected in contemporary Chinese photography.

This book is aimed at all who are interested in gaining insight into today´s urban China and in visual art as mode of expression of everyday life experience.

Chairing … workshop on environmental issues in Beijing

On the occasion of the China delegation of Dr. Andrä Rupprechter, Federal minister for Agriculture & Environment, ChinaCultureDesk designed and moderated the „Bilateral Workshop Austria and China: Green Urban Development – Challenges in the fields of Air Quality and Waste Management / Circular Economy”.

Austrian embassy in Beijing, November 2016.