Double Visions: Women in the Arts
Friday, December 12, 5:00 p.m. cash bar, 6:00 p.m. artist talk
Inspired by themes of representations of women in Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu, this Double Visions lecture series focuses on advocacy for women in the arts. Arzie Umali, assistant director of the UMKC Women’s Center presents
“The Power of Gender,” an examination of the status of women in the arts. Don Lambert, who discovered and promoted the work of Elizabeth Layton, will speak about the trajectory and importance of “Grandma Layton’s” career.
Saturday, December 20 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Enjoy an A capella of choral music performed by Kansas City-based vocal octet Octarium in the Kemper Museum atrium.
Internationally renowned Chinese-born American artist Hung Liu curated a special Sunday Cinema series presented at the Kemper Museum featuring documentaries by celebrated Chinese women documentary filmmakers
Sunday, December 7, 1:00 p.m. BINGAI (Director Feng Yan, 2007, 117 min.) Award winning documentary filmmaker Feng Yan tells the story of Zhang Bing Ai’s six-year legal battle with the Chinese government in which she fought for the rights of farmers whose livelihood would be destroyed by the Three Gorges Dam construction project.
Sunday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. Born in Beijing (Director Ma Li, 2012, 240 min.) Independent filmmaker Ma Li’s documentary about the lives and struggles of the homeless in China’s capital over the course of many years takes its title from the name of the lead character, “Jing Sheng,”meaning “Born in Beijing.”
Sunday, December 21, 1:00 p.m. When the Bough Breaks (Director Ji Dan, 2013, 144 min.) This documentary by filmmaker Ji Dan tells the story of two teenage girls from a migrant family on the outskirts of Beijing who struggle to earn money to pay for their brother’s schooling with little help from their troubled and eccentric parents.