News | Hunter College Art Galleries Launch First Major Catalog on C.C. Wang’s Art with Afternoon of Conversations

Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Gallery

《C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction》

In concert with the exhibition C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction the Hunter College Art Galleries in collaboration with the Weisman Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota and Hirmer Publishers have produced the first retrospective monograph on the renowned artist, collector, and connoisseur C. C. Wang.

To celebrate the launch of C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction the Hunter College Art Galleries have organized an afternoon of conversations hosted by the publication editors Hunter College Professor Wen-shing Chou and University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Daniel M. Greenberg with Arnold Chang, scholar, artist, and former student of C. C. Wang; Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang Associate Curator of Chinese Paintings at the MET; Elizabeth Hammer, Executive Director of the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden; Lesley Ma, Ming Chu Hsu and Daniel Xu Associate Curator of Asian Art in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the MET; Margaret Liu Clinton, Hunter College MA Art History candidate; and Jordan Homstad, University of Minnesota undergraduate alumni.

Installation of C. C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction

C.C. Wang: Lines of Abstraction recenters Wang’s extraordinary career in his own artistic practice to reveal an original quest for tradition and innovation in the global twentieth century. Spanning seven decades, the catalog focuses on the artist’s distinctive synthesis of Chinese ink painting and American postwar abstraction. The publication is the first retrospective monograph on Wang’s artistic experimentations.

About the authors:

Wen-shing Chou is associate professor of Chinese art history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Mount Wutai: Visions of a Sacred Buddhist Mountain.

Daniel M. Greenberg is assistant professor of Chinese art history at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Greenberg specializes in the artistic and cultural exchange in early modern China and its relationship to Europe and neighboring countries such as Tibet, Mongolia, and Japan.


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April 25, 2023