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An interdisciplinary conversation about the complexity of Yuan Yunsheng’s Two Ancient Chinese Tales-Blue + Red + Yellow = White?. Currently on view at Tufts University Art Gallery, the epic mural cycle reinterprets ancient Chinese fables and traditional stories to reflect modern historical narratives. The panelists will contextualize the mural within the political and cultural climate in China under Mao Zedong, and situate the work within a greater tradition of public murals as a form of activism.
Ethan Murrow, Professor of the Practice, SMFA at Tufts University
Michael Beckley, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, Tufts University
Nancy Berliner, Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ethan Cohen, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York.
Moderated by Julia Murray, Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin; and Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University