Gallery Talk by Artist & Scholar Gu Zheng

Olin Arts Center, Lower Level of the Museum
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Photographer and art historian, Gu Zheng, returns to the the Bates College Museum to discuss his work in the museum’s collection in an informal gallery talk in the Synergy Space.  Gu Zheng was born in 1959 in Shanghai and received his Ph.D. from Osaka Prefecture University (1998), Japan. He is now a Professor at Fudan University’s School of Journalism and also Vice-Director of the Research Center for Visual Culture there.    His research fields include the history of Chinese photography, contemporary Chinese photography, and 20th century avant-garde art.  Gu Zheng is a visiting scholar at Harvard University, focus on the visual turn in the political mobilization of the masses, with Sha Fei’s Jin-Cha-Ji Pictorial as a case study.  He curated the Bates College Museum of Art’s 2004 exhibition, Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change, and wrote the essay for its catalogue.