Online Talk - Revolution, Propaganda and Art: Printmaking in Modern China

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8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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Mary Ginsberg, Dr Malcolm McNeil, Haiyao Zheng

A talk on the revolutionary work of Lu Xun in the Chinese Modern Woodcut Movement (1930-1950)

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About this event

The Brunei Gallery SOAS and AFSOAS (the American Friends of SOAS) are pleased to present a conversation between Mary Ginsberg (Curator, 'Lu Xun's Legacy') and Dr Malcolm McNeil (Director, SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art), moderated by Haiyao Zheng (Secretary, Muban Trust). The talk will be introduced by Dr Bharti Kansara (Vice-president, AFSOAS).

The talk accompanies the exhibition at the Brunei Gallery ' Lu Xun’s Legacy: Printmaking in Modern China ' curated by Mary Ginsberg.

Lu Xun (1881-1936) played a leading role in the literary and artistic reform in early twentieth-century China. Inspired by western-influenced printmaking in Japan, Lu Xun revived woodblock printing in the Modern Woodcut Movement (1930-1950) introducing the ‘creative’ print as an alternative to the ‘reproductive’ print used in China since the eighth century. He introduced monochrome socialist realist prints from the USSR, Europe and the USA as models for young artists to copy. The print movement’s success led to the subsequent establishment of printmaking as a discipline in art academy education and the development of the print as a medium of artistic expression.

How to attend the online talk:

This talk is free and open to all - public, students, staff and alumni.

Please register on our Eventbrite page . The zoom links to attend this online talk will be sent to you via email 24 hours before the talk. Please sign up using the email address you would like the zoom links sent to.

The talk will be at 8-9pm GMT, 3-4pm EST, 12-1pm PST.

About the exhibition

The ' Lu Xun's Legacy ' exhibition is currently on at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. Entry is free and booking is not required. The Gallery is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm.

Organiser: Brunei Gallery, SOAS; AFSOAS; SOAS Alumni

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