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AI Weiwei: A Rhetoric of Struggle

Inaugural J. Sanford and Vinie Miller Family Arts of Asia Distinguished Lecture in Asian Art
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: Lillis 182
Presented by Jeff Kelley, art critic, author, and curator.

Thanks to a generous lender, the twelve monumental bronze sculptures that comprise Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (2010) by Ai Weiwei (Chinese, born 1957) are on view in the museum’s North Courtyard through June 24. Art critic Jeff Kelley’s presentation will endeavor to place Ai’s work in the context of his enormous creative output and hunger for social justice in contemporary China and beyond. After the lecture, UO faculty Ina Asim (History) and Jenny Lin (History of Art and Architecture) and JSMA chief curator Anne Rose Kitagawa will join the speaker for a panel discussion.

We are deeply grateful to Vinnie and Sandy Miller for establishing this new endowment dedicated to the arts of Asia.