Assistant Professor Ming Turner from National Cheng Kung University
(NCKU) Institute of Creative Industries Design (ICID) and Dr. Beccy
Kennedy from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in the UK have
been successful in applying for a research networking project from the
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK.
The project, which will run for 17 months, will start from 3 November
2014, said Turner.
She also said that it has been granted £32,050 (equivalent to 1.6
million Taiwanese dollars) from the AHRC.
The project is ed by two scholars in contemporary visual culture
studies based in the UK and Taiwan, working in collaboration with other
scholars, curators, artists and essential international sectors in the
arts and culture.
Turner revealed, the political complexity and cultural hybridity of
contemporary visual art in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will be explored.
In this project, there will be several workshops held in the UK, Taiwan
and Hong Kong, according to Turner, and an academic international
conference will be staged at NCKU in the first half of 2015.
A summative academic conference will be held in early 2016 at Manchester
Metropolitan University in the UK.
This project follows previous collaboration between Turner and Kennedy,
including an exhibition which they are curating to be held at the
Imperial War Museum North for Asia triennial Manchester 2014.
Future plans include close cooperation between ICID and MMU in terms of
collaboration on academic research and, hopefully, teacher and student
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