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A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Ren Wei on the Role of Chinese Script in Modern Art

Topic: What determines the sound of every Chinese character and how they are written? Is the Chinese script pictographic? Can we create new characters? This talk examines the graphic nature of the Chinese writing system and demonstrates how artists in modern China take advantage of the inherent flexibility of Chinese script to create powerful graphic manipulations.

Bio: Dr. Ren Wei teaches East Asian art history at Dickinson College. Her research focuses on modern East Asian art and design. She has published essays on vernacular painting in 1910s Beijing and modern book design in 1920s China.

Organized by Dr. Fletcher Coleman in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, through the support of the UTA Art and Art History Department and the Art and Art History DEI Committee

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Join virtually at the URL with passcode "script" or using the poster QR code!

Tuesday, May 2 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Fine Arts Building, 2102A
700 Greek Row Dr., Arlington, TX

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