Chinese Contemporary Art lecture- Strathclyde Uni 21 Feb 2013

Event Date: 21/02/2013

The University of Strathclyde, SCILT and the Confucius Institute for Scottish Schools will host a lecture by artist Ying Sheng Yang from 6.00-7.30pm on Thursday 21st February in room 104 of the Lord Hope Building. The lecture is billed

`Where there is a compression, there will be resistance – A brief history of Contemporary Chinese Art through an artist`s eyes.`

Ying Sheng Yang was born in 1961 and at the age of seven was selected for his school Art Group. Over the period of the cultural revolution he was a `Child Painter` when he did what he called `my fair share of spreading Chairman Mao`s thoughts`. Later through his studies he became one of the 186 Avant Garde artists.

In his lecture he will postulate that real art never dies, no matter how hostile the environment. While in China the hostile environment may temporarily have stopped art from growing it also provided artists with a resource that made Chinese contemporary art stand out from the rest of the world.

Lord Hope Building is on St James Road. To book a space please emailĀ  grant.mclean@strath.ac.uk.