RAM Talk: Fading Lines in Art Practice
Mar 30, 2018 Friday 10:00 - 11:15
Fading Lines in Art Practice
Instructor: Chen Dan, Education Manager of RAM
Venue: Shanghai Yifu Vocational & Polytechnic School (Senior High School Affiliated to Shanghai Institute of Visual Art High School)
Instructor: Hsieh Feng-Rong, Senior Curator of RAM
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
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“Contemporary artists use and interchange different forms of art, exploring new materials and media from moving image to painting, from installation to performance, from sculpture to architectural display, breaking our conventional ideas of art media. But then what art can be?
If today the artists are cultivating different art practices, it is not only to talk about multi-media or cross disciplines. Fundamentally, they ask about our own positions and responsibilities as a spectator of making the image, whenever we watch the TV or use our phone, whenever we enter an architecture or visit an art exhibition, whenever we watch a documentary or a fiction movie, whenever we make a portrait of ourselves or document other people, whenever we live into a city or travel into different places in the world. In this exhibition, dynamics of potential combinations and complexities can be traced through different works.”--Larys Frogier, Director of Rockbund Art Museum and Co-curator of “Walking on the Fade Out Lines”
In the first part of this campus event, Chen Dan visits the Senior High School Affiliated to Shanghai Institute of Visual Art High School to introduce the exhibition concepts to the students and shares stories of the artists. Following the presentation and discussion, Hsieh Feng-Rong, Co-curator of “Walking on the Fade Out Lines”, leads the students to walk through the exhibition and take questions.
Chen Dan is the Education Manager of Rockbund Art Museum with a master’s degree in interpreting from Graduate Institute of Interpretation and Translation at Shanghai International Studies University.
Hsieh Feng-Rong is the Senior Curator and founding staff member of Rockbund Art Museum; he joined Rockbund Art Museum in 2009 during its preparatory stage. He was the coordinator of the renovation process and implemented the institutional structure of the museum. He has been working with many internationally renowned artists, including Cai Guoqiang, Zeng Fanzhi, Zhang Huan, Michael Lin, Duan Jianyu, Hu Xiaoyuan, Xu Bing, Bharti Kher, Ugo Rondinone, Mark Bradford, Chen Zhen and Philippe Parreno. In 2013, he got involved in founding the first HUGO BOSS ASIA ART award and was also the project manager for the award. Recent exhibitions curated by Hsieh include: “Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” (co-curated with Amy Cheng, 2016, Shanghai), "RAM HIGHLIGHT 2017: DISPLACE" (curatorial team, 2017, Shanghai), "Walking on the Fade out Lines"(co-curated with Larys Frogier, 2018, Shanghai), “Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” (co-curated with Amy Cheng, 2018, Turin).
Free admission, reservation is required.