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Special Arts Webinar | Studio Visit and Conversation with Artist Wang Qingsong

Moderator: Dorinda Elliott--Senior Vice President for Programming, China Institute; Guest Panelist: Barbara Pollack--Journalist and Art Critic
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
6:00-7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Introductions: Carol Stepanchuk--Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan; Natsu Oyobe--Curator of Asian Art, Museum of Art, University of Michigan

Translator: Banyi Huang, Columbia University

Wang Qingsong is a contemporary Chinese artist whose large-format photographs address the rapidly changing society of China.
Although he was trained as a painter, Wang began taking photographs in the 1990s as a way to better document the tension of cultural shifts and global change.
In 2018, community participants from Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor were brought together in Wang's collaborative art installation on land reform presented as an exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. In this webinar, we are invited to take a tour of Wang's latest exhibition, "On the Field of Hope," at Tang Contemporary, Beijing, followed by an insider's visit to his Beijing studio. Noted art journalist Barbara Pollack together with China correspondent & China Institute's vice president of programming, Dorinda Elliott, will provide a multi-faceted view of China today and the contemporary visual arts scene.

Registration is required. Please register for the Zoom seminar here:

Attendees will be able to submit written questions through Zoom during the session which will be answered at the Q&A period following the presentation.

Co-sponsored by China Institute, New York; U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies; and University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Art, China, Chinese Studies, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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