Adel Abdessemed probes the wounds of our present. His art, which spans the media of drawing, video, sculpture, poetry, sound, and installation, unfolds as a powerful experience of opposing materials, emotions, and concepts. Titled “An Imperial Message” after Franz Kafka’s short parable, the exhibition features around 40 pieces of work by the artist, among which more than 10 are newly created.
Notice of Temporary Closure
Rockbund Art Museum is temporarily closed for installation of the next exhibition from 20 December 2021.The upcoming exhibition opens with a solo exhibition by artist Adel Abdessemed in March 2022.
Art Aperture | RAM Performance: Music Performance·Cracks on the Circumference Ⅲ
This performance project series will invite several experimental, and improvisation musicians and music groups collectives in Shanghai to present three performances under an umbrellathis common theme during the exhibition period of ‘“John Armleder: : Again, Just Again”’exhibition, and to share with audience demonstrating their own exploration and understanding of sound.
As the inaugural highly anticipated exhibition after the museum’s major renovation, “Again, Just Again” is a celebration of his influential five decade of work and inspired by the many inter-disciplinary detours in art throughout this journey. The exhibition features an ambitious display of new and existing work such as painting, ready-mades, works created on-site, works on paper, site-specific wa
Ten years since their first collaboration, RAM is honored to once again, invite the internationally acclaimed artist Cai Guo-Qiang, who curated RAM’s inaugural exhibition in 2010, to mark this new milestone of the museum’s development. On the occasion of RAM’s 10th anniversary, Cai has created his first Non-Fungible Token (NFT) project “Transient Eternity—101 Ignitions of Gunpowder Paintings”.
Curtain Online Issue #2: Occasional Visitors
In 2004, Cheer Chen’s “Travel is Meaningful” spread through Sinophone airwaves, becoming one of the catchiest songs of the year among local youth. One might call Chen’s song a strikingly accurate portrait of modern tourism.
Curtain Online Issue #1: End Time Super Topic
In the first issue of the CURTAIN Project, we will focus on the available knowledge, criticisms and imaginations of contemporary surveillance mechanisms, and more importantly, on how people can stand out of the actual system of seeing, surveillance and control.
Flaneur in the insular cities - Island Ecology Chapter 1: Travel & On-board
Flaneur in The Insular Cities: Island Ecology is an internet-based residency project. It explores the topic of islands collectivity as artistic experimentation with Island Ecologies as a point of departure.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, the Rockbund Art Museum is pleased to present \\\"100 Years of the Bund in KhekDhangKe\\\", casting light on the changing landscape and significant moments along the Bund area and probing into the evolution of urban cultures through comparisons between the past and the present.
Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) is delighted to be partner cell upon invitation by Biljana Ciric in "As you go… roads under your feet, towards the new future", a research project the independent curator has conceived and initiated to unfold over a period of three years.