Ms. Alice Wong: Portraits and Regulations in Early Republican Shanghai Art

Alice Wong talk 2015Date: 17 March 2015
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

This presentation looks at the growing visibility of “portraits” in Shanghai and argues that it was tied to the changes in regulatory acts in the 1910s and the 1920s. It was during this time when authorities began to use photographs in official documents such as passport and license as an enhanced form of control and surveillance. The manipulation of their uses in other forms and spaces reveals how the portrait became a familiar form at all levels… (Please click on the image to read more)