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October 10, 2021

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I Want to Raise Questions: A Conversation with Hung Liu

I want to raise questions because I don’t think I have the answers.

– Hung Liu –

I Want to Raise Questions: A Conversation with Hung Liu

“The reality today is that it’s a quick, changing world. So many things are going on. But still, overall you have to anchor yourself. I still believe in my paintings. I still want to do my painting stroke by stroke. I still want to find some truth through the process. It’s not simple. The good thing about being an artist is that I can use my work to transform something — to reach, so I can raise the question, what is this all about?” Renowned artist Hung Liu grew up in China when Mao Zedong was in power. During the Cultural Revolution she was sent to the countryside for four years. She worked the fields alongside peasant farmers seven days a week. While there, she photographed and painted them, and they would long remain the the focus of her powerful work. More in this interview with Liu from the 1990s. { read more }

Be The Change

Learn more about Hung Liu’s background, see her paintings of historical Chinese photographs — and her paintings of American Depression-Era photographs as well. { more }

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