This week we welcome Dan Wang as a new Chicago
Correspondent! He sits down to talk with the University of
Chicago's Wu Hung about the Smart Museum show "Displacement: The
Three Gorges Dam and Contemporary Chinese Art."
It is an excellent and interesting interview, however and
unfortunately the last 10 minutes or so of this interview has same
sort of technical glitch that created noise on the audio and makes
the dialog difficult to hear, Bad at Sports regrets the
Wu Hung (as lifted from the U of C website)
Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art
History, East Asian Languages & Civilizations, and the
Director, Center for the Art of East Asia; Consulting Curator,
Museum of Art. Wu Hung specializes in early Chinese art, from the
earliest years to the Cultural Revolution. His special research
interests include relationships between visual forms (architecture,
bronze vessels, pictorial carvings and murals, etc.) and ritual,
social memory and political discourses. Also the consulting curator
for the Smart Museum of Art, Hung is the author of Transience:
Chinese Experimental Art at the End of the Twentieth Century
(University Of Chicago Press, 1999), Monumentality in Early Chinese
Art (Stanford University Press, 1995), Three Thousand Years of
Chinese Painting (Yale University Press, 1997), and the forthcoming
Remaking Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the
Creation of a Political Space. Hung grew up in Beijing and studied
at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. From 1973 to 1978
he served on the research staff at the Palace Museum, located
inside Beijing's Forbidden City. He came to Chicago in 1994.
Printer, artist, writer, activist who divides time between his
home in Chicago and his new home in Madison.
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