Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Chinese artist Yun-fei Ji to lecture at CMU, February 24.

Man-eating Animals, 2009

The Carnegie Mellon School of Art will present Chinese artist Yun-fei Ji (季云飞) on February 24 as part of its Spring 2015 Lecture Series. The school profiles Je:
Yun-Fei Ji’s art addresses social change and geological climates using the political forum of the scroll, an ancient art form of ink and mineral pigment on silk and paper. In 2002, he made his first reference to the theme of mass displacement and environmental cataclysm in Three Gorges Dam Migration, a series of woodblock-printed hand scrolls depicting flooding and social upheaval triggered by the creation of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.
The talk begins at 5:00 pm in Kresge Theater (map), and is free and open to the public.