【RAM Talk】Artistic Interpretation of the Image of Mirror in Chinese and Western Paintings
Mar 18, 2017 Saturday 19:30 - 21:00
Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road, Huang Pu District)
The Mirror Hall is an installation with found wood window frames and mirrors set on the walls in the foyer of RAM, creating a bedazzling illusion of crowdedness in a narrow space. Jing (镜 Mirror) is one of the seven chapters of the exhibition “Song Dong: I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven” and also the theme of the first-floor exhibition area. “Mirrors and reflections” is an important theme in the artworks of Song Dong, and is presented with a humorous touch in other artworks displayed in this exhibition. In this talk to be held in the “Mirror Hall”, the speaker will share with audience the literary and artistic history of “mirrors” by showing to visitors paintings themed on “mirrors and reflections” in China and other countries and explaining to them comparative research of these works from the perspectives of literature and history.
Shi Yi，Associate professor of Department of Stage Design at Shanghai Theatre Academy, postdoctoral researcher of Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Fudan University, visiting scholar of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, specializing in history of Chinese painting in the Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasties and visual arts of ancient China from the perspective of sinologists.
Free admission, reservation is required.