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Faculty Colloquium Series | History of Art and Architecture

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lawrence Hall, 241
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture invites you to join us for our 2018-2019 faculty research colloquium series.

Assistant Professor Jenny Lin presents:

"A New Silk Road: The Global Art/Fashion System”

How do contemporary art and fashion figure into China’s sweeping “New Silk Road” campaign, thus far characterized by trade with developing nations and large-scale infrastructure projects? Since the turn of the 21stcentury and increasingly aligned with President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, the Chinese Communist Party has expanded the nation’s creative industries in pointedly transnational ways. New state-sponsored museums host exhibitions that compare art from China’s interior provinces with Western counterparts. Simultaneously, artists in and out of China reimagine mythologies attached to the Silk Road, especially of the 13thcentury during Marco Polo’s legendary travelsMy current research investigates multi-faceted and prevalent, but overlooked components of the New Silk Road: exchanges between Chinese, American, and European artists, fashion designers, and cultural producers. This interdisciplinary, cross-cultural study of the ever changing and intertwining fields of contemporary art and fashion will illuminate recent globalization debates and offer humanities-rooted insight into our current geopolitical landscape threatened by trade wars and rising nationalisms. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

12:00-1:00 p.m. | 241 Lawrence Hall


Please save the date for our other upcoming fall colloquium talk:

  • Wed, November 14 | Assistant Professor Derek Burdette

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