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Portraits of Promised Lands: In Conversation with Ying-chen Peng and Philip Tinari
A conversation between Philip Tinari, Director and CEO of the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, Ying-chen Peng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at American University, and Dorothy Moss, Ph.D., Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and Coordinating Curator for the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Hung Liu, who was born in Changchun, China, in 1948, experienced political revolution, exile, and displacement before immigrating to the United States. She came of age during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution (1966–76) and was consequently forced to labor in the fields for four years in her early twenties before going on to study at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Liu left China in 1984 to attend graduate school at the University of California, San Diego. At UCSD, the experimental tendencies of her advisor, foundational performance artist Allan Kaprow and other artists helped cultivate her conceptual approach to portraiture. This conversation will focus on Liu's artistic journey, and will explore her approach to portraiture in the context of Chinese historical and contemporary art.

This program is part of the Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture Conversation Series sponsored by Dan Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser and hosted by PORTAL, the Portrait Gallery’s Scholarly Center.

Sep 21, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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