Kala Art Institute is proud to present Daughters of China, a solo exhibition of acclaimed Bay Area painter Hung Liu’s work. Exhibition Dates: October 19, 2017 — January 20, 2018, FREE ADMISSION.
Curated by Peter Selz and Sue Kubly, the exhibition features a series of Hung Liu’s paintings based on a well-known propaganda film Daughters of China from 1949. Hung Liu challenges the documentary authority of historical Chinese photographs by subjecting them to the more reflective process of painting. Much of the meaning of Liu’s painting comes from the way the washes and drips dissolve the documentary images, suggesting the passage of memory into history, while working to uncover the cultural and personal narratives fixed – but often concealed – in the photographic instant.
Related Event: Saturday, November 11, 6-8pm. Panel Discussion with Hung Liu, Peter Selz and Larry Rinder, Director of UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. $10-20 sliding scale admission, Free for Kala members.