Archives for "China"

Sunday

March 1, 2009 10:53 am

Dennis Grafflin tries on 'Mao Jacket'

It’s easier to perceive ambiguity in art that comes out of one’s own cultural background.

Thursday

December 11, 2008 3:14 pm

Stairway to Heaven exhibit exploring Chinese cityscape, soon to close

Closing Dec. 13 is a major photographic exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art offering alternative perspectives on the intriguing, dynamic Chinese cityscape. Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers showcases work by 17 Chinese artists who examine how economic reform, a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have changed the urban environment.

Friday

December 5, 2008 12:00 pm

Mao Jacket sculpture arrives in style

Following its autumn-long appearance on Park Avenue in Manhattan, a 10-foot eponymous Mao jacket was installed on Bates’ own busy thoroughfare, Alumni Walk, on Dec. 5.

Tuesday

December 2, 2008 3:30 pm

Chinese, Indonesian dramas conclude Global Lens films

The Global Lens 2008 film series, a touring program of narrative feature films from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia, concludes at Bates College this week with 7 p.m. screenings of the Chinese drama Luxury Car on Wednesday, Dec. 3, and the Indonesian film Opera Jawa on Thursday, Dec. 4, both in Room 105, Olin Arts Center.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 12:30 pm

My City Was Gone

In the year’s major exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art, 17 artists show their response to a disorienting urban transformation in China

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 11:56 am

Inside China

As China becomes a global player, Bates economist Margaret Maurer-Fazio and her students have ringside seats.

Sunday

June 22, 2008 12:00 pm

Hello, China

The new exhibition “Stairway to Heaven” explores China’s transformation from a closed society to a global power.

Sunday

June 1, 2008 12:00 pm

My City Was Gone

Emphasizing photography, the exhibition portrays the cities through three wide lenses: the changing forms and meanings of public monuments; the forests of skyscrapers springing up like bamboo; and the street-level scenes that are disappearing as those skyscrapers hoist residential living into the heavens.

Wednesday

May 28, 2008 11:15 am

Against Olympics backdrop, museum exhibit explores Chinese cityscape

As the 2008 Beijing Olympics put China in the global spotlight this summer, a photographic exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art will offer alternative perspectives on that intriguing, dynamic nation. “Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers” showcases work by 17 Chinese artists who examine how economic reform, a new influx of personal wealth and rapid industrialization have changed the urban environment. The exhibit appears from June 7 through Dec. 14.

Thursday

May 1, 2008 12:00 pm

Bates semester abroad in China (slideshow)

The Bates group trekked up Mount Pamuling to visit the Buddhist monastery, which sits amidst a stunning landscape.