19 Oct 2022

Paris, Tokyo and Modernism in China

Kuiyi Shen
Paris, France
The École des modernités At the Institut Giacometti

In the early twentieth century, Paris and Tokyo, as centers of artistic modernity, stimulated the development of Chinese art. Chinese artists, including Xu Beihong, Lin Fengmian, Pang Xunqin, Qiu Ti, Zhao Shou, and Li Hua, studied in France or Japan during the 1920s and 1930s and transformed their transnational experience into the development of modern Chinese art. This talk will explore how they led major institutional changes in the Chinese art educational system and launched the first movement of modernist art in China in the 1930s.

Dr. Kuiyi Shen is Professor of Art History, Theory & Criticism at University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on modern and contemporary Asian art. Among his publications are A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth Century China (1998); Word and Meaning (2000); Chinese Posters (2009); Arts of Modern China (2012, winner of 2103 ICAS Book Prize in Humanities); Light Before Dawn: Unofficial Chinese Art 1974-1985 (2013).

29 September at 6:30pm

Lecture in English

Online or on site at the Giacometti Lab, 9 rue Victor Schœlcher, 75014 Paris

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