View photos from artist Huang Rui's talk at UCLA

Contemporary Chinese artist Huang Rui In was one of 23 members of the STARS avant-garde art collective (including Ai Weiwei and Wang Keping) who famously protested government censorship of the arts by hanging their work on the fence outside the Chinese National Art Gallery in Beijing in 1979. The exhibition was soon shut down, but the STARS continued to advocate for freedom of expression through bold artistic experimentation and unlicensed public exhibitions. On January 24, Huang Rui gave a taok on his socially-engaged artwork and activism both as part of the STARS and as an independent artist.
 
View photos of the talk and following reception here.