Chinese Ink Painting and American Abstract Sculpture: An Encounter of Two Masters - Isamu Noguchi

photo credit: Art Blart

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: JO 4.102
Admission: Free
Season: 2017-18

Brought to you by the Confucius Institute at UT Dallas: Forum on Chinese Culture Lecture – Session 78

“Chinese Ink Painting and American Abstract Sculpture: An Encounter of Two Masters”


This lecture will examine a Japanese American artist and landscape architect Isamu Noguchi’s sojourn at Peking in 1930, focusing on the unusual friendship of Noguchi and Qi Baishi – a worldly renowned ink-painting master. By showing and comparing the drawings, paintings and sculptures Noguchi made in and after 1930, the speaker will explain how this experience fundamentally changed his creative vision, and further shed light on the question of relationship between intercultural communication to authenticity in art-making.


Dr. Weiyi Wu, Researcher of the School of Arts, Nanjing University, Fellow at O’Donnell Institute, UT Dallas

Drinks and Chinese Finger Food Served

All Are Welcome!

For more information contact:
Ming Dong Gu
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