Shu Not Shu: Interpreting Modern Chinese Calligraphy

"Shu Not Shu: Interpreting Modern Chinese Calligraphy," presented by Professor Tang Kaizhi, Guangxi Art Institute, China

Open and Free to the Public

March 3, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Modern Languages 201, Emory University

In this talk, Dr. Tang Kaizhi reviews the emergence and development of Modern Chinese Calligraphy from the 1970s to the present. While focusing on the various forms in which the spirit of shufa, or Chinese calligraphy, lives on today, Dr. Tang discusses a range of topics: the beginning of Modern Chinese Calligraphy, Japan’s influence on the art form, changes in the form of Modern Chinese Calligraphy in the 1980s, combining calligraphy with performance art in the 1990’s, and diversification of the media used for
calligraphy at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. He will discusses works by such calligraphers as Wang
Dongling, Xu Bing, Qiu Zhenzhong, Gu Wenda and Qiu Zhijie.

About the speaker

Dr. Kaizhi Tang received his degree in Chinese calligraphy in 1997 and his PhD in 2010 from China Academy of Art (Hangzhou). He conducted post-doctoral research
at Capital Normal University (Beijing) in 2011. Dr. Tang is currently an Associate Professor at Guangxi Art Institute, and also serves as the vice director of the Center for Teaching and Research of Art in Higher Education. His research specialty is in modern Chinese calligraphy. Dr. Tang has published widely, and held many art exhibits for his calligraphy work.