An Art Salon on “Chineseness”: Screening and Conversation
Yang Chihung, Agnes Hsu-Tang
Thu, October 2nd, 2014 |
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm


6-7 pm —View Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion exhibition
7-8:30 pm—Screening of Discovery Channel documentary Chineseness episode on artist Yang Chihung followed by discussion

In conjunction with the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, the New-York Historical Society presents the American premiere of the Discovery Channel Asia’s groundbreaking series Chineseness with a conversation between featured artist Yang Chihung and host of the series Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang. The original documentary series examines the idea of a renaissance in Chinese identity through the lives and work of four contemporary Chinese artists and illustrates the different perspectives on the contemporary Chinese consciousness.

Yang Chihung is an abstract painter who immigrated to New York City in 1979 and is the first artist of Chinese descent to be awarded The Clocktower residency. Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang is an archaeologist and an adviser to UNESCO and publishes on Chinese art and archaeology. She is also the host of History Channel Asia’s Mysteries of China series.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Reserving TICKETS

This program is free of charge. Please RSVP in advance to koconnor@nyhistory.org. (Note: Reservations are at capacity. RSVP to be added to the waitlist.)


Make it an extra-special evening. See the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion and enjoy a special Chinese-inspired menu designed by chefs from Stephen STARR from 5–6:45 pm. Tickets are $35 and must be ordered in advance by calling (212) 485-9268 or clicking here.

Creative: Tronvig Group