Journey of a Great Woman: Pan Yu-Lin

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The Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series Song of Spring: Pan Yu-Lin in Paris

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Afternoon Presentation by SUSAN KREIDLER
Registration 2:15pm 
Presentation 2:30pm
Close 3:30pm 
Gallery Tour 3:30pm


Born of humble origins, Pan Yu-Lin came of age during the revolutionary May Fourth era and seized the chance to receive an education. Pan was admitted to the Shanghai Art Academy and subsequently Paris and Rome for higher art education. While she achieved great success and recognition in Europe as an artist, Pan was widely criticized in conservative China for painting and exhibiting her nudes.

In searching for freedom of art-making, Pan left China for France where she lived until the end of her life. Constantly missing her homeland, Pan used her paintings to express her feelings. As a foreigner, Pan never lost contact with her Chinese roots; as an independent women, she supported herself and refused to make compromises with anyone in the art world; and as a female artist, she continuously searched for new inspiration for her own visual language and through making art.

Pan faced adversity and outward oppression from a number of forces. Her gender, ethnicity and class status all impacted how she was treated as an artist and how her story is told today. In this lecture originally presented at Friends of the Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Susan Kreidler will focus on the life and achievements of Pan Yu-Lin. The presentation will followed by a gallery tour.


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Susan Kreidler has lived in Hong Kong for 15 years and is an active member of Friends of the Art Museum, CUHK where she prepares presentations each year for the Friends of CUHK Art Museum study group.While traveling on a Friends trip in 2006, she chanced upon an exhibit of Pan Yu-Lin’s paintings in Taipei and was eager to learn more about her.  She prepared a presentation about Pan Yu-Lin when Cultural Exchanges in Art was chosen as the Friends Autumn 2016 study group topic. Susan is also Treasurer of Friends of CUHK Art Museum and is an Iyengar yoga teacher. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Susan worked as a law firm administrator in San Francisco and was Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Event Details

Sun 09 Dec 2018
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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