“Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” Artists' TalkMay 28, 2016 Saturday 09:30 - 18:30

  • About the Exhibition

    Rockbund Art Museum is proud to present its latest group exhibition, “Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative.” The exhibition draws on artists from all across Asia to share 11 stories from distinct regional cultures as they have evolved throughout the modern era. Through the exploration of personal ties between artist and environment, each work exhibits multiple facets of local life, revealing in the process a side of Asia often left unseen and unheard. Though originating from different locations and cultures, these stories harmonize with one another as much as they contrast. For, though each work expresses a different saga, they nonetheless manifest a deeper, shared history, bringing to view the full complexity of existence “on the ground” for contemporary Asian societies.

    This event is supported by Shanghai Artemis Art Center(SAAC)and Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel.

  • About Panel Discussion

    With eight systematized individual islands which exist between “reality” and “fiction”, MAP Office predicts Hong Kong’s future. Guo Xi and Zhang Jianling trace specific clues to find temporal and spatial geographical stories related to blue hydrangea. “Field Recordings” delves deeply into marine life in Shanghai to reveal environmental changes from the lens of “economic geography”. Su Yu-Hsien utilizes the culture of paper craft art in Taiwan funeral rite to allude to “deficiency” in historical experience. Haejun Jo and Kyeong Soo Lee assemble, reorganize and structure fragments from individual history, reflecting a collective memory of an era. Flickering sparks and flashing scenes with the flare crackling on and off, Apichatpong Weerasethakul relates the dark history of American Army hunting Vietnamese communists. Chen Chieh-Jen filmed Watan Wuma, once a chief director of a factory, to look back at his living experiences. Watan Wuma uses his body to do performance art as a major medium to challenge his identity and convey the social political realities of Taiwan. Conceptual photographs of Tomoko Yoneda leads the audience back to the history of Sakhalin and its Japanese inhabitants’ return to an unfamiliar Japan. Koki Tanaka discovers several special historical episodes of Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and motivates the public to revisit historical landmarks in the form of community participation. Au Sow-Yee takes found footages as her main fundamental method to describe the transformation and alienation during a regional assimilation. 

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  • Session

    Morning Session

    09:35-10:45 Au Sow-Yee (Artist) + Koki Tanaka (Artist)

    Moderator: Amy Cheng (Curator)

    10:50-12:00 Su Yu-Hsien (Artist) + Haejun Jo (Artist)

    Moderator: Amy Cheng (Curator)


    Afternoon Session

    13:50-15:30 Field Recordings (Artist) + MAP Office (Artist) + Guo Xi, Zhang Jianling (Artist)

    Moderator: Hsieh Feng Rong (Curator)

    15:30-15:45 Refreshment Break

    15:45-16:55 Watan Wuma (Artist) + Wang Mo-lin (Culture Critic, Theatre Director in Taiwan)

    Moderator: Amy Cheng (Curator)

    17:00-18:10 Tomoko Yoneda (Artist) + Shi Hantao (Executive Director of Ray Art Center)

    Moderator: Hsieh Feng Rong (Curator)

  • About Curator-Amy Cheng, Hsieh Feng-Rong

    Amy Cheng is a curator and writer based in Taipei. In 2010, with music critic Jeph Lo, she co-founded The Cube Project Space, which serves as an independent art space devoted to the research, production and presentation of contemporary art in Taipei. With the aim of delving deeply into local culture, establishing long-term relationships with artists, Cheng explores the possibility of “expanding curating”. Since 2009, she has carried out several research projects, including “Sound Cultures in Taiwan”(2011-2015) and “Critical Political Art and Curatorial Practice Research” (2009), for which she contributed to and edited the publication Art and Society: Introducing Seven Contemporary Artists. In 2016, she begins organizing cultural study courses outside the establishment, the “Praxis School” lecture series.

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“Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” Artists' Talk

May 28, 2016 Saturday 09:30 - 18:30

38/F, No. 59, Siping Rd., Hongkou District, Shanghai (Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel)

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