TALK: Theater, Art and the Cultural Revolution

Artist Zheng Shengtian will discuss his experience as an artist and young teacher in the Oil Painting Department at Zhejiang Academy of Art in Hangzhou (now China Academy of Art) during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) as well as the broader consequences of the Cultural Revolution on art in China. He will be interviewed by Jane DeBevoise, Chair of the Board of Directors, Asia Art Archive,  

The discussion will be preceded by a presentation on research done by Chen Xiaomei, Professor of Chinese Literature at University of California, Davis, on film and theater during the Cultural Revolution period. The presentation will include a screening of clips from a filmed theater performance of The Red Detachment of Women. Learn More

When: Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 pm

Where: China Institute, 40 Rector St.