In conjunction with Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE – 2010 CE), Philip Tinari presents “Postures in Clay,” a CraftPerspectives Lecture. Tinari discusses the practices of Jingdezhen porcelain production in the context of Ai Weiwei’s approach.
Tinari is founding editor of LEAP, a new bimonthly journal of contemporary Chinese art based in Beijing and published by the Modern Media Group. Since 2007, he has run the publishing imprint, editorial office, and translation studio Office for Discourse Engineering. A contributor to Artforum, he is also the founding editor of artforum.com.cn, the magazine’s Chinese-language website. He has written and lectured widely on contemporary art in China, for publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, and Parkett.
CraftPerspectives Lecture: Phil Tinari, “Postures in Clay.” PNCA Swigert Commons. October 19, 2010.