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1/15/2017

- 2/15/2017

TRACES: DARK CLOUDS | EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY IAN TEH

Repost from Harvard Fairbank Center website:

 

Award-winning photographer Ian Teh’s latest work, TRACES: dark clouds is currently on display at Harvard’s Fairbank Center as part of our Environment in Asia series. The exhibition runs from January 15, 2017 to February 15, 2017, with a special presentation by the photographer at the Fairbank Center on January 30, 2017 at 4pm.

11/5/2016

11:15 AM

Group trip to Peabody Essex Museum to visit the Yin Yu Tang house. This visit is a prelude to Dr. Berliner's talk on Nov.14, 2016.

@ Harvard Art Museum

An event uniting artists and art historians in an exploration of the role the artist’s hand in contemporary artistic practice—featuring demonstrations by experts in calligraphy, painting, printmaking, papermaking, and more 

11/14/2016

1:00-2:00 PM

Dr. Nancy Berliner, the Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will talk about the life of Yin Yu Tang and its international preservation in the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Beginning with a consideration of the history and meaning of the term “religion of images,” this presentation reconsiders certain aspects of this story. Examining the way that sacred icons and their worship are discussed in literary sources, Dr. Eric Greene suggests that image worship was, in fact, not generally perceived as a distinctly Buddhist or non-Chinese practice. Ironically, image worship was first represented as a “foreign” practice only long after it had already become a part of most forms of Chinese religion. 

HVC Group presents Yue Ren Song at Fairbanks Center Mid-autumn Festival

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April 29, 2016

Three master woodblock carvers and printers from one of China’s oldest extant print shops, the Rongbaozhai 荣宝斋, lectured on and demonstrated carving and printing techniques from the repertoire of traditional Chinese woodblock printing. 

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April 22, 2016

Sha Fei Conference

Historical memory of modern China is inextricably linked to the works of Sha Fei (1912-1950). Sha’s photographs encapsulate the collective visual memory of the first half of the twentieth-century Chinese leftist and revolutionary history.

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July 4, 2017

二零一七年七月二日在哥伦比亚大学全球中心北京举办的“全球资本时代下的创意,劳力,与环境纪录”纪录片研讨会上,我得以看到感兴趣已久的两部纪录片,《中国梵高》和《塑料王国》。其中前者与当代艺术生态和艺术史的诸多问题的紧密联系和探讨使我思考良久。

《中国梵高》里隐含的批判其实不只是全球资本主义在中国这样以盛产制造业流水线工人闻名的国家的另一种文化产业里的形态,也不只是全球资本主义中处在产业链下端的边缘生态。还有一个更深层次的批判,意在反过来直指处在中心位置的西方文化艺术体系,一个在影...

November 20, 2016

Felice Beato (1832-1909) was an Italian-born British photographer who traveled to China from 1860 to 1861. He left his footmarks in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing and Tianjin, documenting the early images of historic sites including the Summ...

November 14, 2016

此篇blog是2016年6月18日在北京的哥伦比亚大学全球中心的贾樟柯对谈活动记录。

对谈贾樟柯 哥大全球中心(北京)

2016年6月18日星期六

Q1:独立电影的定义?

A:早期受王小帅、张元的影响

所谓独立是相对于当时的电影产业政策 16家国营电影制片厂 资本来自国家 题材故事承担了宣扬政府理念的功能

独立电影:坚持导演个人看法和自身电影语言

Q2:digital format的影响?

A:我马上要去拍VR电影了(笑)

两个层面思考数码:1.电影语言美学的可能性(对低照度的适应,不需要太多...

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