Hung Liu (R) | KCUR

Hung Liu (R)

Jan 18, 2018

Hung Liu stands in front of Mu Nu, Mother Daughter, a painting the permanent collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Credit Paul Andrews /

In this encore presentation: meet artist Hung Liu. At age 16, she was sent to work in the Chinese countryside as part of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution, where intellectuals (and young people) were sent to be "re-educated."

During her time there, she created art that was considered illegal: paintings of things she found pretty, candid photographs of peasants working in the fields. Hear how she — and her art — found a "second home" in Kansas City.