The Politics of Transnational Aesthetics: Contemporary Chinese Art and Design in Global Contexts

Jenny Lin, University of Southern California
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17:00 - 18:30
University of Oxford China Centre - Online Event
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Lectures and seminars
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This talk presents research from Jenny Lin’s recently published book, Above Sea: Contemporary Art, Urban Culture, and the Fashioning of Global Shanghai, which explores contemporary art, architecture, fashion and film created in and about Shanghai, long known as mainland China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis.

Lin examines key projects, such as installations by artists Cai Guo-Qiang and Liu Jianhua, which engage, construct and/or critique Shanghai’s mythical ‘East-meets-West’ status and re-emerging position as an international financial and cultural capital.

Jenny Lin is Associate Professor of Critical Studies in University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design. Her research explores modern and contemporary art and design vis-à-vis urbanization, globalization and decolonization.