Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program

Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University


May 27 to August 27, 2016



The Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology at Peking University is pleased to announce that Cui Xiuwen, internationally recognised for her video, photography and abstract paintings, has been chosen for the 2016 Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program.

Cui will present a site-specific installation entitled Angel’s Light, using light structures to represent body, heart, soul and life. Here, light represents the ultimate goal of being.

Cui’s light installation will begin at the entrance and will move across the courtyard, embracing the large scholar’s rock, through the corridor creating a passageway (measuring 22m long) and into the main gallery, where one of her paintings will be deconstructed and projected on to the large wall, merging the geometric objects to create a blinding white light. In addition, there will be video installations representing heaven and earth.


The Dame Jillian Sackler International Artists Exhibition Program was established to bring talented international artists to the Sackler Museum at Beida. Artwork for this program must have cultural value in order to create an open dialogue between the work and the viewer. It is our mission to have exhibitions that are informative, exciting, interactive and most of all thought-provoking. The aim of this program is to create cross-cultural understanding and promote lasting relationships between peoples by bringing works by artists from diverse backgrounds to China.


Gene Regulatory Networks and Network Models in Development and Evolution


National Academy of Sciences,
Beckman Center, 100 Academy,

Irvine, California


Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Thursday, April 14, 2016



"Recent studies of developmental gene regulatory networks (dGRNs) provide a mechanistic basis for understanding the developmental foundation of evolutionary innovation. Such studies challenge the orthodoxy of evolutionary biology’s Modern Synthesis, revealing details of morphologic evolution that cannot be encompassed by earlier theories. In this colloquium we propose to bring together a diverse array of scientists studying dGRNs and their developmental and evolutionary impact. The proposed speakers include developmental biologists, biophysicists, modelers, immunologists, paleontologists and evolutionary biologists, and given the broad interest and recent advances in this topic we expect a similarly diverse audience..."

For more information go to Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia