History of Art and Architecture

HAA 1640 20th century Chinese Art

The 20th century in china was a period of tremendous change. Artists and the society in which they lived crashed into the modern world to struggle with the weight of tradition as well as the draw of the new. We will consider this period and artistic visions of it by looking at arts including printmaking, painting, film, installation and other synthetic and combined forms. All artistic production will be contextualized within the political and cultural history of the period.