Past Event

Waterways in Contemporary Chinese Ecological Art

February 29, 2020
2:00 PM
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Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 -- The Lantern (8th Floor)

Eric Fan Feng, assistant professor, Institute of Contemporary Art, Tsinghua University, Beijing; Betti-Sue Hertz, director and chief curator, The Wallach Art Gallery; and Yi Xin Tong, visual artist discuss the far-reaching influence of the ancient concept of shan shui—literally “mountain water painting”—for ecologically sensitive contemporary Chinese artists. With consideration of this unique cultural referent, water’s role in landscapes undergoing degradation cannot be understood simply in terms commonly shared by global environmental and ecological art. Co-presented with Columbia Global Centers, Beijing and Columbia University School of the Arts in conjunction with the Year of Water.

Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Waterways in Contemporary Chinese Ecological Art is part of the Year of Water, an interdisciplinary investigation of the Earth's most precious resource.

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Wallach Art Gallery