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Wu Hung

Mon October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Professor of Chinese Art, Department of Art History, The University of Chicago

This talk studies photographs that subtly disrupt the classification of portraits and self-portraits. These are studio portraits that bear the sitters’ inscriptions. Using a group of images related to the “queue-cutting” movement in early 20th-century China as examples, Wu Hung suggests that when an inscription is imbued with a distinct “I” voice and expresses the sitter’s personal feeling, experience, and aspiration, it transforms the anonymous portrait into a “self-image.” This case study further leads us to contemplate on photography’s role in facilitating such transformation.

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Mon October 23
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7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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