Dialogue: Meeting “the Other” in Art
May 23, 2018 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00
1F, Han Fen Building, East China Normal University (Minhang Campus)
“The artworks selected in this exhibition deal with the possibilities of representing the Other beyond our dualistic oppositions between me and the outside world. To build our Self we fundamentally need the Other but this Other has to be found into our mental space as well as into our daily life, into our private images as well as into our social representations. Such process requests fluid and changing existence, dynamic interrelations between the subject and the Other. ”--Larys Frogier, Director of Rockbund Art Museum
We are honored to invite Prof. Wu Guanjun, scholar of political science to have a public dialogue with Larys Frogier, Director of Rockbund Art Museum and Co-curator of “Walking on the Fade Out Lines” on the campus of East China Normal University. Through this dialogue, we hope to discuss “the Other” in the context of both the exhibition on view and in political theories.
Larys Frogier is the Director of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai. Curator, critic and art historian, he is involved in artistic and social challenges in post-global contexts where ongoing social, economical, cultural transformations demand new ways of interrelations, citizenship and reinvented creativity.
He curated numerous exhibitions and published extensive essays on the works of international artists: Adel Abdessemed, Nan Goldin, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Paola Pivi, Ugo Rondinone, Wang Du, Yang Jiechang. Larys Frogier taught art theory, history of art and curatorial studies at the University of Rennes, while he was also researcher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Archives for Art Criticism.
Previously the Director of the contemporary art centre La Criée in Rennes (France), he curated long-term projects (symposiums, residencies, exhibitions, publications) which question the links and ruptures between broadening transcontinental areas. Chair of the HUGO BOSS ASIA ART jury since 2013 at the Rockbund Art Museum, he is conceiving this new award, exhibition and research program as an evolving platform to promote emerging artists and to question Asia as a construction to investigate rather than a monolithic area or fixed identities.
Wu Guanjun is Ph.D. of Monash University in Australia, Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics at ECNU, Doctoral Supervisor, Vice President of Department’s Academic Board and Executive Editor-in-Chief of ECNU Review. He also serves as the tutor teacher in New York University Shanghai, the visiting research fellow for the Faculty of Arts, Monash University and Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences. Mr. Wu focuses on the study of political philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Free admission, No need for reservation.