Eighth Floor, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027
Eric Fan Feng, assistant professor, Institute of Contemporary Art, Tsinghua University, Beijing and Betti-Sue Hertz, director and chief curator, the Wallach Art Gallery, will discuss the far-reaching influence of the ancient concept of shan shui—literally “mountain water painting”—for ecologically sensitive contemporary Chinese artists. With consideration of this unique cultural referent, water’s role in landscapes undergoing degradation cannot be understood simply in terms commonly shared by global environmental and ecological art.
This event is co-presented by the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Columbia University School of the Arts in conjunction with the Year of Water. Registration Required.