Poverty of Sensibility—Panel 21: Art/Education in the 21st Century III

Event has passed (Fri Nov 16, 2018 - Sun Nov 18, 2018)
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
1pm - 6pm
Gallery Opening, Art
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Hosted by China Academy of Art President Xu Jiang and San Francisco Art Institute President Gordon Knox, this two-day symposium and film series intends to consider “artistic intelligence” and the mission of an art academy in the age of artificial intelligence and disorienting technological change. The symposium will feature leading scholars from China and North America, including professors of art history and practice, curators, and art program directors from top American, Canadian and Chinese art schools, galleries and museums.  


Xu Jiang, President of the China Academy of Art

Gordon Knox, President of San Francisco Art Institute

Ren Ming, Special Assistant to the President for China Affairs at San Francisco Art Institute

Ivan Gaskell, Professor of Cultural History and Museum Studies at Bard Graduate Center, New York City

David Joselit, Distinguished Professor of Art History at The Graduate Center, CUNY

Steven Henry Madoff, Chair, MA Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts

Trinh T. Minh-ha, Artist

Gao Shiming, Professor and Vice President at China Academy of Arts

Tang Xiaobing, Professor at the University of Michigan

Xie Caomin, Professor of Art at Clayton State University

Thomas Lawson, Dean of the School of Art at CalArts

Hong Zaixin, Professor at Puget Sound University and Guest Professor at CAA

Jay Xu, Museum Director at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco

Nicholas De Monchaux, Professor at UC Berkeley Center for New Media

Josette Melchor, Founder of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Stephen Beal, President of California College of the Arts

Cristóbal Martínez, Chair of Art + Technology at San Francisco Art Institute

Gwen Farrelly, Global Director of Rhode Island School of Design

Jay Coogan, President of IYRS School of Technology and Trades

Zheng Shengtian, Curator and Chief Inspector at Vancouver Art Museum

Laurie Baefsky, Associate Dean for Research, Collaboration, and Innovation at University of Colorado, Denver

Ulrich Lehmann, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design and Arts at The New School

Jindong Cai, Director of the US-China Music Institute at Bard College

Full Schedule (Subject to Change):

Welcome + Keynote Speakers
Friday, November 16 | 1–5pm
Osher Lecture Hall
SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Opening Reception
Friday, November 16 | 5–8pm
Walter and McBean Galleries, Diego Rivera Gallery, & Courtyard
SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

Symposium + Round Table
Saturday, November 17 | 1–5pm
SFAI—Fort Mason Campus

Film Screenings
Sunday, November 18 | 1–6pm
Osher Lecture Hall
SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus


  1. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA
  2. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) - Fort Mason 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA