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

Thursday, September 19th 2013
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Small Hall, Room 111
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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SWAN LAKE #25. Acrylic on canvas, 46 X 79 cm. 2007, Q. X. Wang.SWAN LAKE #25. Acrylic on canvas, 46 X 79 cm. 2007, Q. X. Wang.
What does ''modern & contemporary'' ink painting mean from the history of Chinese painting? Q. X. Wang, ink painter and calligrapher, will present his unconventional works and share insights into the process of artistic creation of a new visual language.
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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.
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Prof. Xin WU, Department of Art & Art History
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