Talk: The Transformation and Evolution of Chinese Painting in the 20th Century
Jul 26, 2014 Saturday 16:00 - 18:00
2F Y.W.C.A Building (Shanghai 133 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Since the 20th century, with its glorious and distinct tradition, Chinese painting began to face new challenges and complications. Under internal and external pressure, the art world started a new historic process of innovation and change, where many artists with creativity alongside inherited traditions emerged.
In this lecture, Professor Zhao Li will discuss the transformation and development of Chinese paintings since the start of the 20th century, with a focus on the situation of Chinese paintings after the foundation of the PRC. From there, Professor Zhao will examine current practices of trying to connect tradition to modernity, and further interpret the research on the issue of the modernity of Chinese.
Zhao Li serves as the professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, and is also an invited researcher of the Institute of Cultural Industry in Beijing University and a researcher of Fine Art College of the National Fine Art League. His main research areas include the history of fine art, Chinese calligraphy and ink painting connoisseurship, and contemporary fine arts criticism. He is the founder of AMRC & Chinese Contemporary Art Document (CCAD), the founder and director of Chinese Art Market Research Center, the art director of "Young 100", "Art Beijing", as well as L’Officiel Art. He is also the CEO of the Academic Research Foundation of Chinese Modern and Contemporary Fine Arts, the associate founder of Promotional Center of Chinese (HK) Modern and Contemporary Fine Arts, the founder and board member of Asian Fine Arts Educational Foundation, a consultant for Chinese Culture Industrial Investment Foundation of Construction Bank of China. He is currently curating various exhibitions and projects domestically and internationally.
Free admission, reservation is required.