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“Ukraine Every Day” with Weixin XU

Tue. February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

In recognition of the somber second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Carolina Asia Center in partnership with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies presents

Ukraine Every Day

with artist Weixin Xu

Prof. Xu was born in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, in 1958, and now lives and works in New York and Beijing. He received a BA from the Xi’an Academy of Arts and an MFA from the Zhejiang Academy of Arts. Xu has combined his interest in universal human conditions with a stark Realist style that is deeply rooted in China’s modern art history. His most recent works are single-person portrait series, whose subjects share the same historic time or environment, merging personal and collective narratives. Xu Weixin’s critically acclaimed works have been exhibited and collected by public institutions and private collections in China. Solo exhibitions include Song of Workers (Shanghai Art Museum, 2007), Chinese Historical Figures: 1966-1976´╝łToday Art Museum, Beijing, 2007), and China Image: Portrait in Circulation (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, 2011). He is currently a professor of painting and the former executive dean of the School of Arts, Renmin University, Beijing.

Since 2022, he has been generating art every day during the conflict, and he will present this project as part of a conversation about the state of Ukraine in 2024.




Tue. February 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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