Jan 23, 2020
Speaker: Liz Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Art History; Texas Woman’s University
This event is FREE and open to the public.
What is the role of portraiture with respect to the modern times? Hung Liu’s portraits connect with archived memories of early modern imperial China as shaping the experiences of today’s America as an Asian American artist. Leila McConnell and Kermit Oliver’s works are archival artefacts of modern America, capturing memories of a modernizing nation, like keepsakes and family heirlooms that activate our connections to the historical past. This lecture focuses on the genre of portraiture as bridges to the nostalgic modern in the American post-industrial present.
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