Thu Sep 25 2014 7:00 pm thru Thu Sep 25 2014 9:00 pm

Lecture

Shen Wei: Form, Momentum, Line, Texture Lecture

at Crow Collection of Asian Art: Grand Gallery • Free for Friends of the Crow Collection; $10 for the public
When:
Thu Sep 25 2014 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Where:
Crow Collection of Asian Art: Grand Gallery
Cost:
Free for Friends of the Crow Collection; $10 for the public
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“One begins [a landscape] by outlining the mountains, first in accordance with their outward form and momentum, and then by applying within the outlines straight texture strokes.”

Chinese artists like the Ming dynasty literatus and theorist Dong Qichang (1555–1636) were never exclusively devoted to one medium. They were fluent in many forms of expression including poetry, calligraphy, and painting. This lecture explores contemporary artist and choreographer Shen Wei’s abstract painting as a dialogue with the literati tradition in China as well as contemporary art movements in China and around the world.