An Artist as a Quaker
with artist Feng Mengbo
Friday, January 11, 2002 - 7:00pm
Feng Mengbo is a young Chinese artist whose work uses the styles and structures of contemporary electronic games. He combines this with cultural influences of China, from traditional opera legends to more recent stories from the Cultural Revolution and Hong Kong action cinema. Mengbo has worked in paint, video and more recently digital media, to produce narrative pieces, full of computer game images, mixed with symbols from communist China. Since 1996 Mengbo has worked with computers, not as a passive player, but making CD-Roms and games. The first CD-Rom piece by Mengbo was 'My Private Album' in 1996, which is an interactive family photo album. Following that he has made a series of interactive multimedia works using the structures of commercial software with Chinese themes such as "Game Over," "The Long March," and "The War of Resistance against Japan." His Q4U show will debut in the US at the Renaissance Society Gallery at the University of Chicago on January 13, 2002, and run until February 24.
Co-sponsored by Smart Museum and The Renaissance Society.