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Liu Shiming: Sculpture as Truth, a Gallery Talk Led by Richard Vine

May 15 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


“Liu Shiming: Sculpture as Truth,” a richly illustrated talk led by former Art in America Editor, Richard Vine, will trace Liu Shiming’s remarkable personal journey, placing the idiosyncratic artist in the context of postwar sculpture both in China and abroad. Its major emphasis will be on distinguishing verisimilitude, with its susceptibility to visual rhetoric, from direct and honest observation. Q&A to follow.

Richard Vine Is a former managing editor of Art in America and the author of several hundred critical articles and reviews. His books include the career survey Odd Nerdrum: Painting, Drawing, and Sketches (2001) and the art-historical New China, New Art (2008), which traces the emergence of avant-garde art in post-Mao China. In 2016, he published the art-world murder mystery SoHo Sins (2016). Vine has taught at the New School, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New York University. and the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. In addition, he has lectured at museums and cultural institutions throughout the world, and curated exhibitions at the National Art Museum of China, the National Academy of Art in New Delhi, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and Bienvenu Steinberg and J Gallery, New York.


May 15
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Liu Shiming Art Gallery
15 East 40th St, Floor 5
New York, 10016 United States
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