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"True and Fake in China's Model Bohemia" Winnie Wong Lecture

  • 4/3/2013 | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

"True and Fake in China's Model Bohemia" Winnie Wong LectureDr. Winnie Wong, Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, explores the unlikely connections among photojournalism, documentary photography, and conceptual art in depictions of Dafen village, the world's largest production center for hand-painted art products.

This lecture explores the visual rhetorics of manual labor and creativity in China's most famous cultural site and traces the value of "truth" in American journalists', artists', and photographers' representations of China.

Sponsored by the Blythe Bickel Edwards Fund, the Asian Studies Program, and the Department of Art History.

Open to the public and free of charge.