China Institute

Shadow of the Spectacle: Urban China in Ni Weihua’s Conceptual Photography

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

CSUN Art Galleries

Artist talk by Ni Weihua



Focusing on the motivation and processes involved with the creation of his photographic series Keywords and Landscape Wall, Ni Weihua discusses the impact of official ideologies on the urban landscape of Chinese cities and on the country’s overall social development as well as on the social criticality of concept-based documentary photography. The artist also discusses temporal and spatial dimensions as two important elements for his photographic and video works

This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Arts, CSUN China Institute and the College of Humanities. It is free and open to the public. Campus map is available at this link,, and public parking is available on campus (  Please contact Dr. Weimin Sun at (818-677-6461) for more information.