Buffalo Beijing: Translation


September 16–October 22, 2011



The exhibition is part of the New York Conference on Asian Studies 2011, being held in Buffalo September 16-17 and sponsored by UB’s Asian Studies Program.

The work on view in this exhibition was produced as part of the ongoing exchange program between the University at Buffalo’s Department of Visual Studies MFA students and advanced students at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. A two-week Beijing residency in the spring of 2011 resulted in a dynamic academic exchange and the generation of collaborative artworks. Two weeks prior to the opening at the UB Art Gallery, students and faculty from CAFA visited Buffalo to continue working with their Visual Studies partners in finishing their projects, which is installed in the UB Art Gallery’s Second Floor Gallery. This exhibition will travel to Beijing at a later date for display at the Today Art Museum. Subsequent to the exhibitions, a publication will be produced that charts the complex process of cross-cultural collaboration.


Buffalo Beijing: Translation is co-sponsored by the Dept. of Visual Studies (UB), Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing), The Confucius Institute at the University at Buffalo, UB Art Gallery.