Hometown: Madison, WI Education: BA Art History: University of Wisconsin, Madison Position: WAM Shop Buyer/Manager Years at WAM: 4.5 Favorite WAM memory: That’s a hard one, but probably the shop re-opening after the museum expansion (2011). What are your responsibilities as the WAM Shop Manager & Buyer? Sourcing and purchasing of shop inventory, planning and overseeing shop operations/systems/financials/supplies, hiring and supervising shop staff, planning and managing merchandising (displays and store aesthetics), building and maintaining vendor/product representative and artist relationships, student…
Jizi: Journey of the Spirit, a memorial retrospective curated with the artist’s son, Chunchen Wang, presents a selection of Jizi’s large scale ink paintings and a monumentally-sized rarely-seen, scroll. Jizi’s work confronted the legacy of the Revolution’s antipathy to religion and traditional Chinese life ways and attitudes. Deeply interested in the spirit, the artist’s work contains a strong metaphysical strain and sheds light on the complex, and at times contradictory, impulses at work in contemporary Chinese art and culture.
Image: Jizi, Flying Snow No. 2, 2010, ink on paper.
Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 3, 4:00 p.m.