Title: Gender Identity and Reputation in the Art of Modern China (The Marilyn A. Papp Annual Chinese Painting Seminar)
Speaker: Dr. Julia F. Andrews (Distinguished Professor, Ohio State University)
Format: Online (via Zoom)
Time: 10:30-noon MST (Phoenix, Arizona time)
Date: 25 April 2023
Organized by: Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona State University Tempe, AZ, USA
This talk will focus on the evolving role of women as creators and subjects of art in China’s modern period. Against the backdrop of the new educational opportunities for women and the emergence of feminism in the first half of the twentieth century, the presentation looks at eras of progress for women artists and periods of regression. How do recognition of gender and identity help or hinder our understanding of contemporary art?
Julia Andrews’s book Painters and Politics in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1979 won the Joseph Levenson Prize for modern China, and her Art of Modern China (with Kuiyi Shen) was awarded the Humanities Book Prize of the International Convention of Asia Scholars. Exhibition catalogs by Andrews and Shen include A Century in Crisis: Modernity and Tradition in the Art of Twentieth-Century China and Painting Her Way: The Art of Fang Zhaoling.
The event is open with no reservations needed.