Eugene Wang 汪悅進

Eugene Wang 汪悅進

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art

Eugene Y. Wang is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art. A Guggenheim Fellow (2005), he is the art history editor of the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2004), and the author of numerous publications ranging from early Chinese bronzes to contemporary art. His book, Shaping the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Visual Culture in Medieval China (2005), which garnered an academic award from Japan, explores Buddhist ways of worldmaking.

His current research is twofold. One centers on the art/mind synergy, querying how art produces mindscape and psychodrama, as well as the “voice” or subjectivity effect. The other concerns the mechanism of “generative art” that programmatically produces visual schemes, art and artificial life, art and performativity. He is working on a book, Mindscape: Chinese Art as Mental Theater.

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