CCVA 第13届特别年会征稿启事
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The 13th CCVA Annual Conference

The World, Two Metres Away

Date: 9-10 November 2020 (Monday and Tuesday)
Organiser: Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University
Venue: Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University *
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2020

This is our special conference call for paper responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020, when the coron**irus first emerged, Wuhan became the first city worldwide affected by this deadly disease. It then rapidly spread to the entire country, and further on to Europe, America and the rest of the world. Restrictions of tr**el, instructions of keeping social distance, and finally the lockdown of districts, towns and cities were enforced to help slow down its transmission, but so far, nothing can stop it. We are all facing this unprecedented challenge.

China, a country with a population of almost 1.5 billion, has to implement the strictest measures to rapidly and efficiently control the situation in its own way. We envisage, however, a tension between the Chinese government’s official narrative and public discussions emanating from social media; and we h**e seen light shows in Wuhan as a display of collectivism in overcoming the crisis, Chinese visual propaganda relating to the pandemic, dancing patients in the coron**irus hospitals, and mask-wearing in conformity. In Italy, where the virus arrived as a national disaster, its 60 million people were quarantined to control the spread, and yet, residents sang and performed, sharing music on their home balconies to long for a normal life and to imagine the outside world. In the UK, hundreds of thousands of citizens across the country applaud on Thursday evenings to support NHS workers, whilst pictures of rainbows created by school children h**e shone in windows in response to the outbreak as a prayer and, a sign of hope.

During the current strange times, many of us h**e experienced self-isolation, either voluntarily or by force, either with family or alone, either due to fear or for love – we stay at home. This lets us recall Michel Foucault’s examination on a strict spatial partitioning through inspections. More recently, Jean-Luc Nancy appropriates the term ‘communovirus’, suggesting, essentially, ‘***irus that communises us… That this has to involve the isolation of each of us is simply a paradoxical way of experiencing our community’. Digital technology, on the one hand, is gratefully received as, possibly, the only means to stay in touch; on the other hand, sometimes, online communications seem to be too artificial when basic in-person meetings are completely prohibited, with no hand-shaking, hugs or kisses. We keep united by distancing ourselves from each other; we smile with our face masks on; we display our love for others by turning ourselves away from them. We witness the emptiness of streets, squares and cities everywhere; endless information and disinformation circulating on the Internet; heated debates around democracy, freedom, openness and transparency; racist views and actions, and increasing political and cultural conflicts, and ultimately, the challenge to our humanity. We experience a spatialised daily life – the social distancing measures, and perhaps more importantly, the increasing distance between China and the world; we suffer but benefit from the distance and because of it, we estrange from and yet connect with each other. One day, we will meet again, to recapture the world that is two metres away from us.

CCVA is a unique research hub in the UK to foster new knowledge in the field of Chinese contemporary art and visual culture, and also an intellectual platform for us to share, encourage and value views from different cultural and political backgrounds. This two-day interdisciplinary conference invites researchers and scholars at all stages of their careers to revisit their experiences and perceptions in this pandemic, to discuss and speculate its impacts, and to make a contribution to our understanding of the COVID-19 in the context of contemporary China, arts and culture in China and beyond. Possible keywords and perspectives to be re-examined during the lockdown include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Art and community

  • Spatialising the everyday and social distancing

  • Collectivism and conformity

  • Surveillance, censorship and quarantine

  • Isolated private and public spaces

  • Visual information, disinformation and spectacle online

  • Artists, art institutions and museums’ responses

  • Post-Covid-19

Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, a 100-word biography, contact information and any institutional affiliations, by 31 May 2020 to Dr. Lauren Walden (, with a subject titled ‘13th CCVA Annual Conference’. Conference presentations should last no more than 20 minutes. Successful proposals for conference contributions will be notified by 5 June 2020. Invited full papers will feature in the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Intellect) and should be submitted by 31 March 2021, for a special issue to be published in autumn of that year.

* As this is a constantly unfolding situation both physical and virtual presentation proposals will be accepted, with the flexibility to alternate between the two as circumstances dictate. If permitted, physical presentations will take place at the Lecture Theatre, the School of Art, Birmingham City University, UK



地点:伯明翰城市大学伯明翰艺术学院 *







  • 艺术与社区

  • 日常空间化和社交距离

  • 集体主义和一致性

  • 监视、审查和隔离

  • 被孤立的私人和公共空间

  • 真假信息与网上景观

  • 艺术家、机构和美术馆回应

  • 后新冠时代



* 本届特别研讨会计划于英国伯明翰城市大学艺术学院讲座厅举行。但随着世界疫情的不断更新变化,我们同时也欢迎以线上加入方式作为备选方案。

中国视觉艺术中心(CCVA)设立于英国伯明翰城市大学艺术、设计与媒体学院。立足于国际视野,CCVA 旨在发掘和建立关于中国当代艺术、设计和视觉文化研究与实践的新观点,通过教学、研讨、展览和出版来生产和呈现新的知识贡献。CCVA 为来自于中国大陆、香港、台湾以及英国的学者、教育者、艺术家和设计师建立一个跨文化的学术网络,以利于相互交流、分享与创新。CCVA 鼓励并发展有关中国视觉艺术的研究合作,携手重要艺术院校,包括中央美术学院和中国美术学院,为本中心博士生、博士后研究和访问学者提供学术支持和专家指导。