【RAM Talk】Over-reliance on Interpretation
Works created in conceptual ways tend to rely too much on interpretation. Such works are the reflection of theoretical thinking and usually need self-commentary and discourses of art criticism to help convey their meanings. Conceptual approaches even create ideal room for theoretical explanation.
【RAM Talk】The Ideas behind Heman Chong’s Creation
Exhibition “Ifs, Ands, or Buts”, as a way to explore the inner workings of special systems and the world, starts a discussion about the origin of knowledge carriers. Science fiction is created to help people escape reality and search new laws to regulate us. The texts in Legal Bookshop, an installation in the exhibition, are the laws people have found to shun away from the reality.
【RAM Talk】Micro-Media, Micro-Culture and Contemporary Art
With the emergence of Weibo, Wechat, micro-film, micro-advertising, micro-plastic surgery and micro-finance, we seem to have entered an era of micro-media and micro-culture. These “micro media” characterized by their micro scale are more than just a phenomenon in the world of media; they have affected nearly all of our industries, art circles and everyday life.
【RAM Talk】Art in the Environment—Nature, Society and I
Environmental art constitutes a small part of contemporary art and is originated from earth art. It is deep and moving, but not widely known yet. Currently the public impression of environmental art may be confined to the public sculptures which were erected to set off architecture. In the international art context, environmental art means art behaviors created by human through interaction with th
【RAM Kids Workshop】I Am also a Writer
In the eyes of artists and creative people, children\'s perspectives and ideas are very original and engaging. And being creative is one of the qualities shared by many successful people and maintained throughout their life. In \"I Am also a Writer” workshop, the artist will respect every child\'s feelings and thoughts and instruct them to complete an illustrated story book together in a certain o
This May, Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) will celebrate its 5th anniversary with an ambitious new exhibition “Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalised,” which will run from May 30 – October 7, 2015. Organized by RAM, curated by international curator Hou Hanru, with Xu Min, the long-term life and work partner of Chen Zhen, as artistic consultant.