Episode Five: Photographic Cultures
Mar 9, 2013 Saturday 15:00
1F, Associate Mission Building (Shanghai 169 Yuanmingyuan Road)
Zhu Hao,Chen Zhe,Michael Wolf,Gu Zheng
Panelists: Zhu Hao, Chen Zhe, Michael Wolf, Gu Zheng
Moderators: Francesca Tarocco, Anna Greenspan
Admission is free. Reservation is required.
Presented by Shanghai Studies Symposium, RAM, NYU Shanghai
Photography has always been used to envision the transformations and mutations of cities. Since its invention, it has been inextricably linked with the making and imagining of Chinese modernity and that of its most cosmopolitan cities, chiefly Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.
This event examines the photo-based work of three contemporary artists who envision the Chinese urban condition using documentary practices as well as a variety of other aesthetic and performative expressions.
About the moderators
Francesca Tarocco and Anna Greenspan are professors in NYU Shanghai and the founders of the research initiative Shanghai Studies Symposium.
About the speakers
Born in 1959, professor of photography at Fudan University in Shanghai and is one of China's leading scholars of contemporary photography. He has written articles for numerous journals and exhibition catalogues in China and was a chief curator and curatorial committee member of the 2005 Guangzhou Photo Biennial.
Born in 1954, lived in the United States between 1955 and 1973. He quit his studies at the University of California to study photography at the University of Essen and has worked as a photographer ever since. and, in 1995, moved to Hong Kong where he works for "Stern" magazine and on his own long-term projects... Read More
Free admission, No need for reservation.