Members Event | Francis Alÿs: La dépense---Curator TalkNov 8, 2018 Thursday 10:00 - 11:30

2F, Rockbund Art Museum (20 Huqiu Road, Shanghai)
Yuko Hasegawa, Cuauhtémoc Medina
Rockbund Art Museum
Francis Alÿs: La dépense
English with Chinese interpretation
Platform: Exhibition Education
  • About the Talk

    Before presenting the first solo exhibition of the Belgian artist  Francis Alÿs in China, the Rockbund Art Museum is proud to invite Yuko Hasegawa, Curator of this exhibition, and Cuauhtémoc Medina, Chief Curator of the 12th Shanghai Biennale, to discuss the artistic creation of Francis Alÿs.

    Reviewing their collaborations with the artist, the two speakers will share their insights on how Francis Alÿs incorporates human bodies in his creations. Illustrating through vivid fables, the artist sets forth a thorough contemplation on physical labor and time consumption. Curator Yuko Hasegawa will delineate her field research with Francis Alÿs on China’s northern Inner Mongolia region in 2017, underscored by their thoughts on territories and boundaries occurs throughout. While Cuauhtémoc Medina, a long-term collaborator of Francis Alÿs, will unveil the two’s past projects they have worked on in Mexico.

  • About the Speakers

    Yuko Hasegawa is Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2016 - present) and Professor of the Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts (2016 - present). She has previously been Chief Curator and Founding Artistic Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (1999 - 2006) and Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2006 - 2016). She is currently Artistic Director of Inujima Art House Project (2011 - present). She was Curator of 11th Sharjah Biennial (2013), Co-Curator of 29th São Paulo Biennial (2010), and Artistic Director of the 7th International Istanbul Biennial (2001).

    Hasegawa's recent projects include the FUKAMI, a dive into Japanese anesthetics at Hotel Salmon de Rothschild (2018),  the 7th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: Clouds ⇄ Forests (2017),  Japanorama: New Vision on Art since 1970 at Centre Pompidou-Metz (2017), Kishio Suga: Situations at Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2016), and New Sensorium Exiting from Failures of Modernization at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2016).

    She has served on the jury for the Nasher Prize Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas (2015 - 18), the Premio MAXXI BULGARI, Roma (2017 - 18), and the 48 Esposizione La Biennale di Venezia (1999), among others, and is currently jury member of Hugo Boss Asia Art Award (2013, 2015, 2017).


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