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Jerome Silbergeld


Jerome Silbergeld


Tuesday, April 23 at 5:00 pm


Norlin Library 5th floor, CU-Boulder

Documentary photographs led the way to the artistic recognition and museum collecting of photography in the West. More than a half century later, Chinese “avant-garde photography” has become internationally popular and yet China’s documentary photography has only just now begun to gain recognition. Why this contrast? Do Chinese museums regard photography differently than Western museums do? Do Chinese photographers see China differently than their Western counterparts do? And what does politics have to do with it all? This talk is based on the first major exhibition by Chinese documentary photographers held in America, curated by Professor Silbergeld at the China Institute in New York City.

This event is part of the Visting Scholar Program

The Visiting Scholar Program is organized to explore the discipline of art history—its cultural connections, its methodological pursuits, and its changing nature—by focusing extensively on the research and insights of individual academic experts. Three to five highly regarded art historians and/or art critics speak at a public lecture presenting current research and published papers. During their week long visit they work closely with graduate students enrolled in the visiting scholar seminar class.

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