Join us on the evening of Thursday, February 7 for a Morris Series lecture on Learning from China featuring a conversation surrounding the rise of globalization in the last decade and examining whether China has achieved more “success” than the United States. The program coincides with the exhibition Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, a presentation of works by more than sixty artists and artists’ groups that anticipated, chronicled, and agitated for the sweeping social transformation that saw the rise of China as a global power in the new millennium. Featuring Julian Baird Gewirtz, Thomas Gold, and Javier C. Hernández in conversation with Philip Tinari with introductions by Alexandra Munroe.
The panel will span the first impacts of the 2008 economic crash through today. We will examine the ways in which the U.S. has responded to China’s extraordinary rise since 2008 and seek to clarify the many myths the U.S. has about China. We will explore the rise in populism, the fragmentation of information networks and who will dominate the internet and the flow of data. Set against the back drop of the exhibition, the artistic response from contemporary artists will also be addressed.