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TED, SMU, Nasher and the Arts in China
by Jerome Weeks 3 Aug 2011

Dissident Chinese artist Ai WeiWei was released from arrest two weeks ago, and now TEDxSMU announces its next salon — about artistic expression and repression in China.


With all of the news and international uproar surrounding dissident Chinese artist Ai WeiWeis recent arrest and release, the next TEDxSMU salon is timely. On Sept. 21 at the Nasher, Nasher director Jeremy Strick will talk with Melissa Chiu, director of the Asia Society Museum, about expression and repression in that society.

The full release follows:

China: Artists Behind the Wall

Presented in partnership with the Nasher Sculpture Center
Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm

Nasher Director Jeremy Strick and Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum, discuss the current state of affairs in China as it relates to artistic freedom and expression, including the latest on the high-profile detainment and release of artist Ai WeiWei.

Tickets are $12. To purchase tickets, click here or call the Nasher at 888.695.0888*.
*Ticket service charge applies.

To learn more about the Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.

Mark Your Calendars

TEDxSMU is coming back for Year 3 on December 3, 2011. We’ll be back at the Wyly Theatre this year and live streaming (for free!) for those who can’t be in the theater with us. Some important dates to keep in mind:

September 2:    Registration Opens for Returning Attendees; Applications Open for New Attendees
September 16:  Registration Deadline for Returning Attendees
October 5:         Application Deadline for New Attendees
October 21:       Acceptance Notification for New Attendees
November 11:   Registration Deadline for New Attendees

TEDxSMU Tuesday, our (free!) open-to-the-public brown bag lunch series where we watch a talk from the TED.com archives and have a lively discussion, resumes for the Fall Semester on August 30th. To register, please visit our website. We’ll announce the talk we’re going to watch by Monday afternoon before TEDxSMU Tuesday. TEDxSMU Tuesdays happen every Tuesday (except October 11) during the fall semester from 11:30-12:30 at the SMU Lyle School of Engineering.

Check the website for the most up-to-date information on TEDxSMU events and happenings!