[PAST EVENT] Lecture - Difference Means Art: by painter Q. X. Wang

September 19, 2013
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Small Hall, Room 111
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
What does ''modern & contemporary'' ink painting mean from the perspective of the history of Chinese painting? Generations of artists have wrestled with the task of modernization of ink painting since the second-half of the nineteenth-century to the present. Q. X. Wang, a Chinese ink painter and calligrapher, confronts the challenge. Already a college professor of English literature in the U.S., he became a full-time artist in his 50s and spent decades shuttling between Eastern and Western traditions, in the quest for a new visual language based on the belief that ''Difference Means Art; Radical Difference Means Great Art'." He will present his unconventional expressionist works and share insights into the long process of artistic creation.

Co-sponsored by W&M Confucius Institute and the Department of Art & Art History.

Prof. Xin WU, Department of Art & Art History