Understanding China’s Revolutionary Art

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We recognize the symbolic images of China’s revolutionary art through propaganda posters and iconic Socialist Realist portraits, but what truly defines China’s revolutionary art? When did it begin? Who were the early artists? How were the form and content conceived? Julie Chun (MA, Art History) will provide a systematic understanding of Maoist era art by discussing the history of woodcuts that paved the way for the emergence of two distinct phases of art that took hold during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.  After an introductory lecture, we will go visit Mr. Yang at the Propaganda Poster Art Center who will discuss his massive collection of posters from the various eras of the Cultural Revolution and beyond.

Thursday, April 20

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Huashan Lu in the French Concession
(exact meeting location will be provided to those confirmed)

RMB 100 (includes entry ticket to the museum and reading material)

Please email events@seashanghai.org by April 16, under subject type “Revolutionary Art” and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after April 16. SEA coordinator is Anita Laurila, mobile: 156-0185-1467