Tomorrow, November 2nd (2-4pm) is “Ink as Cultural Identity” a lecture with Professor Kuiyi Shen at NanHai Art in Millbrae, CA. Kuiyi Shen is a Professor of Art History and Director of the Program in Chinese Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His lecture “Ink as Cultural Identity” draws on his current research in the area of Modern and Contemporary Chinese art and examines the concept of guohua, a term imbued with cultural nationalism, and an important component to Chinese modernization. “Ink as Cultural Identity” examines how the medium has evolved in response to challenges posed by China’s opening to the world in the early 20th century, the subsequent closing and “re-opening” of the country in the 1980s, and its contemporary use as affirmation of cultural identity amongst artists working today.
For more information on “Ink as Cultural Identity” visit NanHai Art in Millbrae, CA