Lecture: Here Meets There in Contemporary Art

When:
March 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2018-03-28T18:30:00-07:00
2018-03-28T19:30:00-07:00
Where:
Miller Gallery, Mark Building

The Transcultural Art of Zhang Hongtu and Michael Cherney
Lecture by Jerome Silbergeld, PhD

Zhang Hongtu is a Chinese-born painter and installation artist who makes America his home. Michael Cherney (also known as Qiu Mai) is an America-born photographer and calligrapher living in China. Their artworks are not simply Chinese or American but harbingers of an age of hyphenated, hybridized global culture. This talk examines how these two prominent contemporary artists (both with works now on view in the Goodman Gallery of Chinese art)) not only combine aspects of East and West but also reach deep into China’s cultural past for the basis of their own very modern art.

A prolific scholar of both traditional and contemporary Chinese art, Dr. Silbergeld has taught at leading universities on both coasts (University of Oregon, University of Washington, Harvard University, and Princeton University) and curated several exhibitions, including three of the art of Zhang Hongtu. He is the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Professor of Chinese Art History, Emeritus and Director Emeritus of the Tang Center for East Asian Art at Princeton University.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

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Michael Cherney (a.k.a Qiu Mai; American, active in China, born 1969), 44° 06' 22" N 85° 06' 03" E 220°, No. 18 from the series The Map of Mountains and Seas, photograph on mitsumata paper, 2017, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Judith B. Anderson by exchange.
Michael Cherney (a.k.a Qiu Mai; American, active in China, born 1969), 44° 06′ 22″ N 85° 06′ 03″ E 220°, No. 18 from the series The Map of Mountains and Seas, photograph on mitsumata paper, 2017, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Judith B. Anderson by exchange.