“Art in Focus” Podcast: “Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature” with Asian Studies Professors Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang and Ling Zhang

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present our new podcast, Art in Focus, featuring an informal discussion between professors from various academic departments at Boston College. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a new perspective on the works on display, informed by research and methodologies in areas of study across the University. Each conversation will bring the exhibition’s works “into focus” as both historic records and living objects that trade in today’s cultural and economic capital.

For this episode of Art in Focus, we have invited Professor Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang from the Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures Department and Professor Ling Zhang from the History Department. Each professor was asked to choose a single piece from Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature, and share anything and everything that strikes them as interesting or curious. They chose the works featured here.
A Cloud-Enshrouded Mountain Enters into a Dream
Cao Jun, “A Cloud-Enshrouded Mountain Enters into a Dream” 云山入梦, 2012, ink and watercolor on paper, mounted on board, 140 x 78 cm.
The Return of the King
Cao Jun, “The Return of the King” 王者归来, 2011, ink and watercolor on paper, 212 x 144 cm.

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