Freshwomen’s English class 8: We are Chinese art critics

Nimen Hao,

today we are going to extend our reviewing skills into the realms of Chinese modern art. Let’s have a quick look through the contemporary artists works together. Then work in your small groups and compare two of the artists’ works (choose any two artists, but not Xie Qi). Describe the works, their style, influences, medium, technique, colour, design, issues addressed in the works, way the works relate to their audiences.

First let’s have a look at two images together in class (the one from Xie Qi, and one from Zeng Fangzi. How can we describe, compare and appraise them?

Bu Hua

Born Beijing, 1973

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Vowing Not to Attain Buddhahood Until All Are Salvaged From Hell (2008)

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bu hua vowing not to attain buddhahood until all are salvaged from hell no 3

Xie Qi

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Zhou Hongbin

Born in 1978 in Fujian Province, Zhou Hongbin is aphotographer and sculptor.

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Huang Jingyuan

Born 1979, Guangxi; spent several years in Canada and U.S.A. Lives and works in Beijing

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gossip from Confucious city no 2

Liu Xiaodong

b. 1963 Jincheng, Liaoning Province. Lives and works in Beijing.

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Zhong Biao

Zhong Biao is a contemporary Chinese painter. Born in Chongqing, in 1968.

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Zeng Fangzhi

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9.Zeng-Fanzhi-Bacon-and-Meat

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Zeng Fanzhi_Mask Series

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Following the art reviews we will listen to some British actors describing modern English everyday words/phrases (time permitting).

 

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