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Yale Center Beijing-Yale Club of Beijing Speaker Series with Wang Min, Dean of the Central Academy of Fine Art and alumnus of the Yale School of Art

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Event
Professor Wang shows examples of his design work and illustrates how Chinese and Western esthetics and cultures and his Yale education are blended into his design.

The Speaker
Professor Min Wang is Dean of the School of Design at China's Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design.  The Ministry of Education appointed him as Changjiang (Li Ka Shing Foundation) Scholars Chair Professor in 2007.  He is a council member of Design Innovation, World Economic Forum (Davos), and President of the Alliance Graphique Internationale China Chapter. Min Wang was the Design Director for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Committee from 2006 to 2008. Under his leadership, the Art Research Center for the Olympic Games (ARCOG) at CAFA created the medal, the pictogram, the color system, the image and identity guidelines, and other design features of the 2008 Olympic Games.  Min was elected Vice President (07-09) of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, the world body for professional communication design.  He has been a visiting fellow in Germany at Akademe der Bildenden Kunste, Munich and Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin. Min’s work is often exhibited internationally.  

Min Wang received an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 1988.  In 1989, he began lecturing in graphic design at the School of Art, teaching graduate students until 1997. He designed the Yale Center Beijing logo.

 

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