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Blanchard Presents on Contemporary Chinese Art at NYCAS

Lara Blanchard, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper at the New York Conference on Asian Studies at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, on Saturday, Oct. 26. Her paper, titled “Revisiting Han Xizai: 'Night Revels' Reinterpreted by Artists of the People's Republic of China,” concerns contemporary Chinese artists' rediscovery of traditional works of art, which they are beginning to recreate in order to comment on current social or political situations. She focused on the notorious pictorial theme of “The Night Revels of Han Xizai,” which has recently been updated for an international audience in various media, including oil paintings, photographs, operas and plays.