New Geographies of Feminist Art: China, Asia, and the World

Panel: The Country

Hung Liu, Comrades, 2009, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.


At the same time that the city has emerged as the privileged site of modernity and development in Asia, long histories of artistic representation of the countryside and rural peoples continue to inform contemporary art practice. How have women artists inquired into the country as a representational focus of the nation? How has their work addressed the position of rural peoples, who remain in the country or migrate to the city? How have they participated in the phenomenon of art villages located in or near cities, where urban artists congregate and/or outsource work to rural art workers?

Julia Andrews
Ohio State University
Women as Painters and Painted: Between City and Country, Past and Present

Meiling Cheng
University of Southern California
Mother Country: He Chengyao’s Matrilineal Intermedia Art

Winnie Wong
Society of Fellows, Harvard University
True Love and True Art in China’s Model Bohemia

Jennifer Bean
University of Washington 

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