Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies | October 28 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Auditorium
Shi-Yee Liu, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Tamara Bentley, Colorado College
Scholars Shi-Yee Liu and Tamara Bentley, both contributors to the Chen Hongshou exhibition catalog, illuminate different periods in the artist's career. Liu, assistant research curator of Chinese art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the role of popular culture in the artists early work, demonstrating possible inspiration from woodblock illustrations of novels and plays, popular and functional paintings and prints, and cult and theatrical imagery. Bentley, associate professor of Asian art history at Colorado College, explores enigma and intertextuality in Chens late work.