The Changing Visual Environment and New Wave Art in 1980s China

A lecture by Professor Liang Shao, Director of the School of Humanities at Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China.

China of the 1980s was in a phase of the new: new economic policy and planning, new political ideology, and new art. However, it would be a great simplification to seek a one-on-one connection between political/economic factors and the development of art during this period. Rather it was a change in people’s visual perception of their environment that directly affected this development. As an individual who had lived during this era of changing visual conventions, this will explain first-hand knowledge of this change.

Sponsored by: Art History Department with the generous support of the Mesaros Fund.