Discussion on Trans-Cultural Collaborations with Kitty Zijlmans, Rubén de la Nuez and DAI alumnus Kristiina Koskentola moderated by DAI staff member John Heymans.This discussion takes place on the occasion of the publication Trans-Actions - on Kristiina Koskentola.

Trans-Actions focuses on the works of visual artist Kristiina Koskentola (FI/NL), which she made during two artist-in-residencies in Beijing and on a journey through the Gobi desert in Mongolia in 2007-2008.

The publication contains essays by art theoretician Rubén de la Nuez (Cuba/NL) and art critic/publicist Marjolein Schaap (NL), a conversation with the artist by art critic and researcher Carol Yinghua Lu (China), as well as an epilogue by curator and political scientist Mika Hannula (FI/DE).

Besides reflecting on contemporary Chinese society and art, the most important topics discussed in the book Trans-Actions are: the concept of the abject, cultural representations of ugliness, shamanism, language, and all kinds of misunderstandings.

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