Curatorial Assistant Emma Laube '17 expands on her current exhibition, "Boredom Aesthetics: The Early Videos of Zhang Peili," and examines late 20th-century avant-garde Chinese cultural production.
In 1988, Zhang Peili borrowed a camcorder and recorded himself breaking and repairing a mirror over three painstaking hours in a time-based artwork called "30 x 30," today considered the first act of video art production by an artist in China. In this talk, Curatorial Assistant Emma Laube '17 discusses "Boredom Aesthetics: The Early Videos of Zhang Peili," an exhibition comprised of three on-loan video artworks by Zhang that test viewers’ patience through the careful repetition of monotonous gestures. Laube expands on her exhibition to examine key developments in television and avant-garde cultural production in late 20th-century China. This lecture is part of our regular Tuesday Tea series, during which speakers highlight works on view in the galleries on the second Tuesday of each month. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday February 11, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Allen Memorial Art Museum
Allen Memorial Art Museum