RAM Brunch: Bumper Feast--Rouyù depicted in Ancient and Contemporary Art History
Apr 20, 2019 Saturday 11:00 - 12:30
Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District)
Meat is an incessantly emerging theme in art history, and its image is extensively employed in the traditional visual narrative to celebrate represent the food value of animal body or praise the ideal human body. Some pre-modern societies that are dominated by religions equated appetite with a desire for fleshliness, and regards this fleshliness as a taboo that stood in the way of seeking truth and longevity. Similar concepts have influences on what humans have established as social ethics and dietary habits, resulting in distinct meat-eating cultures in different regions.
RAM Brunch aims to host a laid-back and intellectually engaging brunch party, and will invite Rachel Chen, a curator, and Xie Wanwan, a writer, to come along with participants to take a bite of the specifically selected meat dishes assortment while sharing a kaleidoscope of views and tales about meat-eating cultures inside Tobias Rehberger’s butcher shop, where the whole space which is covered with dazzling patterns.
Rachel Chen, Curator with a Master’s degree in Administration of International Design and Communication from the University of Warwick in the UK. She previously served as a media and advertising planner at China’s Internet giant Tencent in Guangzhou. Chen launched the WeChat official account “Onedaystand” focusing on art in 2017, and co-founded OneLightArt, an exhibition agency, in June 2018 in Shenzhen. She has curated a number of successful exhibitions, such as “Rose Magazine & Blue 50 Global Debut: Blue Koh Solo Exhibition (Shanghai Station)”, “Rose Magazine: the First Exhibition of Blue Koh in China”, “Sky Carpet: Gao Guofu Solo Exhibition”, and “Yu Lu: Are You as Paranoid and Willful as Me”. Chen is recognized as an excellent respondent of art-related questions on Zhihu, the Chinese version of Quora. Specialized in Western art history, she has a particular interest and profound understanding in ancient and modern Austrian and German cultures, including painting, music, history, and philosophy.
Xie Wanwan, Writer and contract speaker for the “A Good Book in 8 Minutes” project launched by Fan Deng Readers’ Club. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Central South University (China) and a Master’s degree in Finance from Loughborough University (UK). Specialized in the research of the Chinese culture during the 2nd to 6th century, Xie has published over one million words on the Beijing Youth Daily and a number of social media platforms including historytalking, atmuseum, and wenshiyan80s. Some of her articles have been republished by the state-run magazine National Humanity History. She has also published Chanting with Wine, a collection of ancient Chinese poems, and the Cognitive Restructuring (2019).
Ticket Price: 118RMB/person