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Flowers of the Four Seasons Book Event: The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic's Adventures in China

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Barbara Pollack’s The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic's Adventures in China © (Timezone 8, 2010)
Flowers of the Four Seasons Book Event: The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic's Adventures in China

2155 Center Street
94720 Berkeley
CA

November 19th, 2010 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside areas listed)
EMAIL:  
bampfa@berkeley.edu
PHONE:  
510.642.0808
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–7pm
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
University of California Berkeley
TAGS:  
book tour mixed-media painting, landscape, traditional, sculpture
COST:  
$7 after 5 PM; Free for members and UCB students

DESCRIPTION

Flowers of the Four Seasons
Book Event: The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic’s Adventures in China
Barbara Pollack
Gallery B

Author, journalist, and art critic Barbara Pollack will talk about her new book The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic’s Adventures in China, illustrating her presentation with photographs of artists’ studios, galleries, and parties in Beijing and Shanghai. The first book to take a critical look at the success, and also the pitfalls, of China’s recent art boom, The Wild, Wild East describes her first-hand encounters with artists, dealers, collectors, curators, and auction specialists.

Pollack has been reporting on China’s developing art scene since 1997, and has written a series of groundbreaking articles for a wide range of publications including Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Art in America, and Art & Auction. The Wild, Wild East was funded with grants from the Asian Cultural Council and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundations.

Concurrent with the program, BAM’s stunning new acquisition by artist Ai Weiwei, arguably China’s best-known and most influential contemporary artist, is on display in the museum lobby.

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