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January 23, 2012

The Confucius Institute presents talk by prominent Chinese portrait painter

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CI-UM) presents

“Observations of contemporary Chinese art and my own work”

Lecture by XU WEIXIN 徐唯辛
Artist, and professor at Renmin University of China

Friday, January 27, 2012 | 4pm
Palmer Commons - Great Lakes South
100 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor (walking and driving directions)
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Born in 1958, Professor Xu Weixin is one of the foremost artists in contemporary China and is celebrated for his black-and-white portraits of historical figures. In exhibitions of Professor Xu's work, the powerful are often juxtaposed with the persecuted, shedding light on China's troubled past and creating a special intensity.

Professor Xu’s paintings have been exhibited around the world. He currently serves as Professor and Executive Dean of the School of Arts at Renmin University of China.

Posted by zzhu at January 23, 2012 01:20 PM