Release your performance talent to be the soul of the exhibition!Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017

Rockbund Art Museum (20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai)
Asad Raza
Philippe Parreno: Synchronicity
Platform: Exhibition Education
  • What is the exhibition and performance?

    Over the past twenty years, Parreno has radically redefined the exhibition going experience by exploring its possibilities as a medium in its own right. Realised in dialogue with the physicality and functionality of the museum’s architecture, the exhibition will alter the building’s current existence through an unexpected use of time, space, light, and sound to become asemi-automated puppet, a perpetual motion of events in which Parreno subverts the conventions of the gallery space. 

    For the very first time, Parreno with dramaturge Asad will work with ‘dalang’ performer to operate the exhibition. A Dalang refers to the puppeteer in an Indonesian Wayang performance; traditionally controlling the white screen and lighting that together create the shadow puppets that make up the performance.

    In this exhibition, ‘dalang’ performers will interact with visitors to the museum in various ways. They will help to set in motion the exhibition's components, from installation, sound, film, to moving elements, and will also have conversations with visitors as well as other dramaturgical elements.

  • Casting Criteria

    With musical experience, deeply interested in music, i.e. playing a musical instrument, singing and composing.

    No gender preference, aged over 18 years old

    No need of any performance related backgrounds!!!

    Bilingual (preferred)

    Good voice (preferred)

    Working Time: The participation is highly flexible over the three months from July 7th to September 17th but will be requiring for 12-16 hours per week on average (Museum closed on Mondays).

    The participant should be charismatic and would enjoy the interaction with the audience.

  • Time Line and Payment

    Interview Schedule: 2017 / 06 / 27 – 2017 / 06 / 29.The artists are assembling this team beginning with meetings in late June.

    The participation is over the three months from 

    2017 / 07 / 07 to 2017 / 09 / 17

    Payment: 100 RMB/ per hour,  30 RMB lunch allowance /per day. 

  • How to register

    Please Visit our website, click "press" and download the form.

    Insert your photo and send it to RAM email address before 6.20.

    Application by email or by EMS is acceptable. We will contact you for interview accordingly.

    Tel: 021 33109985 7101

    Address:  Rockbund Art Museum, No.20 Huqiu Road, HuangpuDistrict, Shanghai.

    Consignee:  Ms. Jin


    Email title: “Dalang”Performance + Your Name

  • About the Artist

    Philippe Parreno

    A key artist of his generation, Philippe Parreno radically redefined the exhibition experience by taking it as a medium, placing its construction at the heart of his process.Working in a diverse range of media including film, sculpture, drawing, and text, Parreno conceives his exhibitions as a scripted space where a series of events unfold. He seeks to transform the exhibition visit into a singular experience that plays with spatial and temporal boundaries and the sensory experience of the visitor, who is guided through the space by the orchestration of sound and image.

    For the artist, the exhibition is less a total work of art than a necessary interdependence that offers an ongoing series of open possibilities.

  • About the dramaturge

    Asad Raza (b. 1974, USA) is an artist and producer whose recent projects include Root sequence. Mother tongue at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, the home show at his apartment in New York, and installations at Frieze Projects (London, 2015), and the Ljubljana Graphic Art Biennial (2015). He served as a dramaturge for Philippe Parreno’s H{N)YPN(Y}OSIS at Park Avenue Armory, (New York, 2015), and the group shows A stroll through a fun palace (Venice Architecture Biennale, 2014), and Solaris Chronicles (LUMA Arles, 2014). Raza also recently co-curated the exhibitions Mondialité with Hans Ulrich Obrist (2017) and Decor with Tino Sehgal and Dorothea von Hantelmann (2016) at the Villa Empain in Brussels. 

  • Ticket info

    Free admission, No need for reservation.

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Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 20, 2017

Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District)

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