Historian's Talk: Women Envisioning Women in Contemporary China

Dates: Thu Nov 8, 18

Time: 6:30pm


Lara Blanchard

Images of beautiful women have always been a significant sub-genre of Chinese painting - but most painters were men who constructed idealized female figures from a gendered perspective. Today, women artists like Cui Xiuwen have used their work to explore women's objectification.

This talk will focus on Cui's Ladies' Room, a surreptitiously shot video focusing on sex workers in a Beijing nightclub restroom, where she uses her hidden camcorder to raise questions about representation, voyeurism, and authenticity. Lara C. W. Blanchard, PhD, is the Luce Professor of East Asian Art taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

Join us before the talk for a 5:30 reception

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