Feb. 27 – Hidden from History: The Mexican Influence on Chinese Art

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014

CatalogueofMexicanArtExhibitioninChina_1957A major exchange between Mexico and China took place in 1950s after the People’s Republic of China was established. Public art created by Mexican artists and their ideas excited and inspired young Chinese artists, presenting alternatives to the Soviet socialist-realistic style. Many artists of the avant-garde movement in the 1980s remember that it was Mexican art that encouraged and nourished them at the earlier age of their career.

On Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m., Media@McGill will host Zheng Shengtian, as he discusses the hidden history of this dynamic cultural exchange between two great cultures in the past century. Zheng Shengtian is Managing Editor of Yishu and an independent curator.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, go here.

 

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