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David Hinton + Bill Jensen on the I Ching


Wednesday, October 14, 2015
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

In his radical new translation of the I Ching, David Hinton teases out an elegant vision of the cosmos as ever-changing yet harmonious. He explores the text as the seed from which Chinese philosophy, poetry, and painting grew.

About the Speaker

David Hinton“˜s translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for their ability to feel contemporary while also conveying the texture and density of the originals. He is also the first translator in more than a century to translate the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has won the Landon Translation Award, the PEN Translation Award, and, most recently, the Thornton Wilder Award for lifetime achievement from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Bill Jensen, born in Minneapolis, has lived and worked in New York City since the early 1970s and was one of the first artists to establish a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He came into prominence in the late 1970s and early 1980s during a movement that revived the predominance of painting. Intuitive and visceral, Jensen’s abstractions have long been admired for their unconventional compositions and profound sense of color. Jensen’s works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California.

Tickets: $20.00 Members: $18.00