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Olivier Krischer

Dr Olivier Krischer

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD (Art History), University of Tsukuba, Japan
MA (Merit) (Art History & Theory), University of Sydney, 2006
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communications) / BA International Studies (China Major) (First Class Honours), University of Technology Sydney
Advanced Diploma (Chinese Language and Culture), Zhejiang University, China

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Olivier Krischer is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World, where he is working on art as a facet of Japan-China relations in the 1980s-1990s. Recently his work is also concerned with transnational networks of artistic social activism in East Asia. Previously, he has been managing editor of ArtAsiaPacific magazine in Hong Kong, and has taught art history and theory at the University of Sydney and the University of Tsukuba. He is co-editor of Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders (Bloomsbury, 2013), and recently convened the symposium “Tilting the World: modern and contemporary histories of Asian Art”, at the University of Sydney and the Art Gallery of New South Wales (November 2013). In addition to his research, he manages the CIW gallery and is co-programmer of the ongoing CIW film series "Asia & the Pacific Screens". Olivier is also on the advisory committee for 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.

Other Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese (fluent)
  • Japanese (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • Korean (basic)
  • Cantonese Chinese (basic)

Research Interests

  • The role of art in and between modern and contemporary East Asian societies
  • Modern and contemporary China-Japan relations through art
  • Networks of art and social activism in across Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea
  • Theory and practice of literati painting in modern China and Japan
  • History of photography and photographic publishing in and between China and Japan
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Current Projects

  • The role of Japan in contemporary Chinese art in the 1980s-1990s
  • Exhibition on the history of Chinese studies at ANU
  • Exhibition on 1950s-60s Taiwanese photography and film culture
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Selected Publications

Review of Creative industries in China: Art, design and media, Michael Keane, Cambridge: Poilty, 2013, The China Journal, no.72 (forthcoming July 2014)

‘Wilson Shieh: Political avatar / ‘石家豪的政治化身’, Wilson Shieh . . . Sumbody, Osage Gallery Hong Kong (November 2013): 33-48

Asia Through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders, co-editor with Fuyubi Nakamura and Morgan Perkins, London: Bloomsbury, 2013

‘Lateral thinking: Artivist networks in East Asia’, ArtAsiaPacific No.77 (2012): 96-105

‘Ōmura Seigai’s conception of oriental art history and China’, in Inaga Shigemi ed., Questioning Oriental Aesthetics and Thinking: Conflicting Visions of “Asia” under the Colonial Empires, Kyoto: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 2010

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