University of Chicago scholar offers lecture on Bates College Museum of Art exhibit

Wu Hung, professor in the College of the Humanities at the University of Chicago, offers a lecture on the Bates College Museum of Art exhibit Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12, in the Lower Gallery of the museum, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St.

Documenting China runs at the Bates College Museum of Art through March 28. Showcasing the work of seven Chinese photographers, the exhibition examines the impacts of urbanization and industrialization in a rapidly modernizing land.

Wu is the author of Exhibiting Experimental Art in China (University of Chicago Press, 2001).

The exhibition was curated by Gu Zheng, an expert in documentary photography and associate professor of journalism at Fudan University, Shanghai. Documenting China appears at the China Institute, New York City, from June 24 through July 23.

The Synergy Fund, the Freeman Foundation and the Bates student organization Sangai Asia are co-sponsoring the exhibition.

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