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School of Art and Design hosting lecture by Chinese professor, visiting researcher

Alfred University | 9/27/18

Hongxia Zhang, a professor at the College of Arts of Chongqing University in China, will give a lecture titled “Body of Desires: Beneath Porcelain Skin,” Thursday, Oct. 4, in Binns-Merrill Hall 106C.


ALFRED, NY – Hongxia Zhang, a professor at the College of Arts of Chongqing University in China, will give a lecture titled “Body of Desires: Beneath Porcelain Skin,” Thursday, Oct. 4, in Binns-Merrill Hall 106C.

The lecture will explore expression in porcelain of the human body within the larger contexts of contemporary Chinese ceramic art. In particular, it will analyze how this art concerns desire and the contemplation of existential states.

Zgang has been a visiting researcher at Alfred University since 2017, through a grant from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. After receiving master’s degrees from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, she received a doctorate degree from the Chinese National Academy of Arts. Zhang’s scholarship centers on modern and contemporary ceramics history and theory.

The lecture is sponsored by the Art History Division, School of Art an d Design, and is free.