Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (March 23 - May 2)：
Deng’s dissertation investigates the art historical connection between the Cultural Revolution and the 80s Avant-gardes in China. To this end, they will look at artworks, interviews, manifestos, magazines, journals, and domestic scholarship on site. As the site of the first national congress of the Communist Party, the city has ample sources for their research: the municipal and district archive, the recently opened Liu Haisu archive, and the archives at Long Museum. The majority of the materials belonging to the Revolution and the beginning of the reform era still reside inside the country, and the excavation of a primary archive is one of the biggest contributions that Deng’s dissertation aims to make.