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Art Study Center Seminar at Home, with Hong Chun Zhang

A white take-out container holds intertwined noodle-like strands of blond hair.
Hong Chun Zhang, Chinese, Take Out #2, from the series Hairy Objects, 2016. Chinese ink and watercolor on rice paper. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Christina Marcove, 2021.42. © Hong Chun Zhang.


This event was recorded. Please view the talk on our Vimeo or Youtube channel.

In her work, Kansas-based Chinese artist Hong Chun Zhang reimagines the world around her as enveloped in hair. In conversation with The Wave, Harvard’s Asian literary and arts magazine, Zhang will explore how her identity, the environment, and the dual pandemics are woven into her recent work.

Led by:
Hong Chun Zhang, artist
Jerrica Li ’22, founder, The Wave magazine, Harvard University
Sarah Laursen, Alan J. Dworsky Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

This talk will take place online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register, please complete this online form.

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Please note that closed captioning is available during this program.

The Harvard Art Museums have reopened to the public. Reservations are required for visitors and can be made up to three weeks in advance. Please visit the museum website for more information.