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The Translingual Practice of Chinese Landscape Interpretation

The Translingual Practice of Chinese Landscape Interpretation
170 St. George Street, room 100
Time: Oct 21st, 4:30 pm End: Oct 21st, 7:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Linguistics (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Environment, East Asian Studies (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design
Lecture by Michael Cherney, photographer, calligrapher, and book artist

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts on Translation and the Multiplicity of Languages is pleased to present

Michael Cherney

The Translingual Practice of Chinese Landscape Interpretation


Photographer, calligrapher, and book artist, Michael Cherney’s works can be found in the collections of esteemed art institutions around the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Research Institute and the Princeton University Art Museum among others.

“For both the artist and audience, a work of art offers observation beyond the dense forest brush where most attention is usually fixed,” Cherney says. For him “this detachment is realized by focusing awareness on those moments that reflect the grandeur of all that has come before, yet are at the same time distinct in their representation of the present.” Art “must be raised to the stature of such moments in order to serve as a vehicle for them.”

Michael was born in Queens, New York and now living in Beijing. He studied Chinese history and literature at SUNY at Binghamton and Beijing Language Institute. His recent exhibitions include “Brush and Ink reconsidered: Contemporary Chinese Landscapes” at Harvard University Art Museum (2010), “Contemporary Chinese Art Salon: Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney” at China Institute, New York (2010), and “Outside in: Chinese + American + Contemporary + Art” at Princeton University Art Museum (2009).

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This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the event organizer, Professor Jennifer Purtle, or the Jackman Humanities Institute at (416) 946-0313.

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