Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University, looks at Yang Fudong’s films in the context of the large shifts in Chinese art over the past twenty years, especially the rise of the new medium of yingxiang, or projected images. Followed by a conversation with exhibition curator Philippe Pirotte.
Wang, noted for his scholarship in both historical and contemporary Chinese art and cinema, brings special insight to Yang’s work and influences. A Guggenheim Fellow, Wang is the author of Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China and the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism. His current projects include a book on “automated visuality” in early and medieval Chinese art.
Museum Theater. Included with admission