Focusing on the Taiwanese artist Liu Guosong’s paintings, this talk explores the development of ink art in Taiwan during the 1950s and 1960s.
The historical context of the time influenced the development of postwar ink art in Taiwan, with strict political censorship and cultural tensions alongside the movement to modernize traditional Chinese painting.
Artists continued the debates from the pre-war modern art movement, asking questions about modern Chinese painting. The way that artists responded to those questions reflects a dissatisfaction with the conservative atmosphere of the time, and expresses an urgent desire for cultural revitalization.
Doors will open at 5:30 pm.
Andrew Shih-Ming Pai, PhD, is a professor in the fine arts department at the National Taiwan Normal University. He received a PhD from Kyoto University. His research focuses on cultural interactions between the West and the East, beginning with the art from the Silk Road in the Tang Dynasty to modern art in China, Japan, and Taiwan.
Free for Museum Friends, $15 for DAM members, $20 for nonmembers, $5 for students.
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Image: Lu Kuo-Sung, Which is Earth? No. 28, 1969. Ink, watercolor, and acrylic on paper; 50-1/4 x 28-3/8 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift from Pan Asian Collection, 1970.55.