Congratulations to Dr. Angie Baecker, for receiving one of the 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grants. Her winning article, entitled “The Art Group and the Avant Garde: Collective Practices and the Socialist Legacy in Contemporary China,” “aims to challenge the temporal boundaries of the ‘contemporary,’ both as a concept and as a label, in order to create a more complete account for how the mantle of avant-garde practice was passed from the revolutionary guard to its political and cultural dissidents.” Her inspiring endeavor has now been recognized and supported. Three cheers for Angie!

Dr Baecker joined the Department (as adjunct professor) in September 2020. She is currently teaching our undergraduate course FINE2051 Art, politics, and society in modern China, and in the next semester FINE2101 Installation and participation.