Acclaimed artist Hung Liu visited Bowdoin on Nov. 7 to meet with students and faculty and to present an evening lecture. Here she sits down with Bowdoin’s Shu-chin Tsui (associate professor of Asian studies and film studies) to explain the title of her talk, “Summoning Ghosts,” and recount some of the history behind her distinctive style of art.
The two paintings featured in this interview appear in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s current exhibition Breakthrough: Works by Chinese Contemporary Women Artists (image captions below).
Hung Liu, The Path, 2010–2011, mixed media, Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York.
Hung Liu, Relic 8, 2004, oil on canvas, Courtesy of Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York.