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Special Arts Webinar | Studio Visit and Conversation with Artist Xu Weixin

Featuring Artist Xu Weixin with Natsu Oyobe, UMMA Curator of Asian Art and U-M Panelists: Prof. Lihong Liu (Art History) and Angie Baecker (Asian Languages and Cultures) Translation with Yihui Sheng (Asian Languages and Cultures)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
6:00-7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note that the webinar will be held through Zoom Video Conferencing*

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Panelists: Lihong Liu (Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Michigan) Angie Baecker (Lecturer, Department of Art History, University of Hong Kong)

Moderator: Natsu Oyobe (Curator of Asian Art, Museum of Art, University of Michigan)

Translator: Yihui Sheng (Ph.D. Candidate, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan)

Based in Beijing and New York, artist Xu Weixin is known for his stunning, large-size portraits of Chinese people who lived during the Cultural Revolution. In 2016, the series and portraits of contemporary miners were presented with great acclaim at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. In this webinar, he will invite us into his studio in New York, and talk about his paintings in progress, some of which are directly concerned with the COVID-19 pandemic. To understand a larger context, we will invite two panelists to talk about Xu Weixin’s work in relation to Chinese contemporary society and artistic practice, followed by conversations with the artist. This webinar will illuminate art and artists’ roles during the global health crisis and the rise of anti-Chinese and anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S.

Attendants will be able to submit questions during the Q&A period following the discussion.

* Zoom webinar. Jul 29, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this webinar:

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Meeting ID: 934 2606 4014

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Co-sponsored by the University of MIchigan Museum of Art and the U-M Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: You must pre-register for this Zoom event. Instructions in the body of this event posting.
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Art, Asia, Chinese Studies, International, Umma, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), International Institute