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Artists Respond to Three Gorges

Artists Respond to Three Gorges

No single dam project has displaced as many people as Three Gorges in China. While the numbers are staggering, the individual stories often get left out. Drawing on these experiences of displacement, artists in China and abroad have used various media to convey the anger, frustration, and hope of workers, villagers, and farmers. What role do artists play in the debate around displacement-inducing projects? What lessons do they inspire for the growing movement to protect rivers and rights?

Special guests:

Li Miao Lovett, local writer and author of In the Lap of the Gods
Jeff Kelley, art critic and curator of contemporary Chinese art
Linda Butler, photographer and author of Yangtze Remembered: the River Beneath the Lake
Michelle Kwon, cellist, and her quartet will perform the world premiere of Yangtze Journey by Jeff Fallen

Special pre-program talk* with Linda Butler at 6:15 pm.

Main program begins promptly at 7:00 pm.

Live music, dim sum, and book signing at 8:00 pm.

Sponsored by chinadialogue, Friends of the Earth, Pacific Environment, Stanford University Press, and Tuolumne River Trust.

Event Details

14 March 2011
2:15pm - 5:00pm

The David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way Berkeley

Tickets are $10 before March 7, $15 after.