[AVA CCL Talk Series] Epidemic Prevention, Patriotic Hygiene and Art Promotion
This relationship between art and social and political mobilization allows us to gain alternative way of examining the history of art...
Epidemic Prevention, Patriotic Hygiene and Art Promotion ABOUT THE SPEAKER MODERATOR LANGUAGE NOTES TO STUDENTS
Ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of the anti-epidemic movements in history. The "patriotic hygiene movement" launched at the very beginning of the People's Republic of China's establishment was related to plague. The U.S. was the main channel the plague was being spread, during the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea. Epidemic prevention and hygiene were therefore closely linked with resistance to the enemy and patriotism. Since then, the "patriotic health movement" has become normalized and constantly evolving. In the previous "patriotic health campaigns", art works played an important role in publicity and promotion, and thus changed the existing themes and expressions. This relationship between art and social and political mobilization allows us to gain alternative way of examining the history of art, and at the same time, it also gives us certain inspirations for interpreting the current political propaganda-style art works.
Hu Bin born in Changsha, Hunan. He received the bachelor and master degree from the Department of Art History of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA), and PHD from the Chinese National Academy of Arts. He worked in the editorial department of Guangdong Museum of Art, the Triennial Office, the Department of Art History of GAFA and the Art Museum of GAFA. He is currently the dean and professor of the School of Arts and Humanities of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. His research directions are art history of Chinese revolution in 20th century, exhibition history of Chinese modern and contemporary art. And he has worked as a critic and curator of contemporary art for many years. He is the author of "Visual Reformation: the Sectional Interpretation of Chinese Fine Art in 20th Century" and "What best Represents China? The Display of China and Its National Image in World Expositions".
Prof. Leung Mee Ping
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