Lydia H. Liu, the Wun Tsun Tam Professor in the Humanities and Director of Columbia University’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, discussed the Columbia Global Centers I East Asia – Beijing exhibition “Pixel Analysis” in a June 21, 2016 article in the China Daily.
The exhibit, curated by Professor Liu, presents works by Chinese wood block artist Yang Hongwei which attempt to establish a gigantic pixel database that would resemble the screen structure of the computer. “The simplicity of the idea of discrete pixel is key to the artist’s successful creation of these visually compelling, sophisticated works,” Professor Liu told the China Daily. “As the artist tries perversely to make the pixels visible to the eye and tangible to the touch, his works succeed in unbinding the conceptual divide of digital and analog media.”
The exhibition will continue at Columbia Global Centers I East Asia – Beijing through August 16, 2016.
Read the full article here.