The exhibition series is accompanied by a varied program of events, with lectures, talks, readings and discussions featuring artists, curators and theorists. These will be concerned with the works of individual artists, but above all with issues relating to current developments in Chinese contemporary art. The program of related events explicitly aims to facilitate ‘encounters’ and ‘dialogues’ between people who are significant to Chinese culture and those who are familiar with the scene, in order to get to grips with the themes that matter within the People’s Republic of China and are also important in the understanding of this art beyond China’s shores.
Another key event in the supporting program was a Symposium in September 2015, where established experts from China and from Europe sketched the development of Chinese art over the last 15 years in a variety of media, and engaged in critical discussion. The Intention was that people should gain a deeper understanding of Chinese contemporary art, in all its diversity. The insights arising out of these events are going to be published online.