Lunch Box Conversations: Re-Picturing Global China: Contemporary Art from Shanghai to LA

Tuesday, March 9 at 12:00pm

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USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, California 91101


Join Associate Professor Jenny Lin as she presents research from her recently published book, Above sea: Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai; exhibition and award-winning catalogue, Picturing Global China; and in-progress book and exhibition, Another Beautiful Country: Moving Images of Chinese America.

Dr. Lin will discuss contemporary art, design, and film created in and about Shanghai; photographs of surreal scenes, edgy performances, and everyday life in towns and cities across China; and Chinese American artists' contemplations and visualizations of hybrid identities and homelands. The talk will draw cross-cultural connections between Chinese and Chinese American artworks across time, media, and geographies - from Shanghai to LA and beyond.


More about Dr. Jenny Lin

Dr. Jenny Lin is Associate Professor of Critical Studies in USC's Roski School of Art and Design. She writes and teaches about modern and contemporary visual culture in relation to urbanization, globalization, and decolonization. Dr. Lin is author of Above sea: Contemporary art, urban culture and the fashioning of global Shanghai, and curator and author of the exhibition catalogue Picturing Global China. Her other writings on varied topics, including Italian-Chinese fashion exchanges, Fluxus cooperatives, queer video art, and Silicon Valley, have appeared in journals and magazines such as Art Margins, X-Tra, ArtReview Asia, Flash Art, and Frieze, and in many anthologies.

Dr. Lin’s work has been supported by numerous fellowships and awards, including from the UC Pacific Rim Research Program, Confucius Institute, and US Department of Education. She has experience working at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and in art galleries and studios in Shanghai. Dr. Lin received her MA and PhD in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and BA in Architectural Studies and Italian Studies from Brown University.


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