To comprehend a tumultuous history like that of twentieth century China, we can benefit greatly from the acute observations of a creative artist active during the period. Ding Cong (1916-2009), until recently China’s most famous living cartoonist and artist, offers that perspective. The Library of Congress and George Mason University are sponsoring a one day symposium and exhibition showing Ding Cong’s life and work. The morning conference at the Library of Congress will include speakers intimately familiar with Ding’s life and work. In the afternoon, the Mason Gallery at GMU will display 50 cartoons and artwork and include more commentary. These events will celebrate the life and works of this artist whose cogent insights illuminate China’s volatile century.
October 20, 2009
Conference: 8: 30 a.m. - Noon
Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Bldg. Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Exhibition: 1:45 p.m. – 4: 30 p.m.
Mason Art Gallery, School of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Kluge Center for Scholars
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540
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