As part of the Global 1989 series, this film screening and workshop till focus on Asia.
Lydia Chen's documentaries—Inner visions and Art in Smog—explore three artists' careers as they navigate the radical cultural and technological changes in China over the past twenty years. The films take the audience from Beijing's first experimental art exhibit in the late 80s to its growing commercial marketplace in the 21st century and explore the shifting economic and political tides as that era unfolded.
Pitt associate professor Kun Qian will give an introduction and the films will be followed by a Q&A with the director Lydia Chen.
Teaching 1989 Through Art
For educators who are interested, the program will be followed by a curriculum workshop at 7:00 pm highlighting ways of incorporating art and the historical context of 1989 in China into 9-12 grade classrooms.