Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu Now at the Oakland Museum

Summoning Ghosts cover imageThe exhibition Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu, on display at the Oakland Museum through June 30, is the first comprehensive survey of the artwork of pioneering Chinese-American artist Hung Liu. The exhibition explores the evolution of Liu’s artistic practice, and investigates the complex interactions between individual memory and history, and documentary evidence and artistic expression, among other themes. UC Press published the companion book to the exhibition, which includes 140 color illustrations, and essays that reflect on the ties between Hung Liu’s evocative art and her equally rich and complex life.

Bay Area residents will have a chance to see the artist in person later this month. Liu will visit the Oakland Museum for a Meet the Artist talk and book signing on April 20, and will be back to lead an in-Gallery talk and informal tour on April 26.

Read more about Hung Liu’s life and work in the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Magazine.