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April 18, 2020
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Through deep engagement with the material qualities of tobacco, acclaimed Chinese artist Xu Bing's Tobacco Project offers a conceptual investigation of tobacco’s social meanings, economic history, and status as a catalyst of exchange between China and the United States.
Join Dr. Peter Benson, Professor of Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry, and Dr. Stanley Abe, Associate Professor of Chinese Art History at Duke University and author of Tobacco Art: Xu Bing’s Tobacco Project, for a cross-disciplinary discussion of tobacco’s intertwined social, economic, and material histories.
Light refreshments will be served following the program.
FREE, open to all.