【Exhibition Plus · Lecture】Worker 90s
Sep 11, 2015 Friday 19:30 - 21:00
2F Y.W.C.A Building (Shanghai 133 Yuanmingyuan Road)
The 1990s is a watershed that witnesses the Chinese working class’s change of fortune. There used to be countless literary figures created about the workers, but at this fatal moment, these narratives dimmed out as the more glorified figures emerged. Then they went to the countryside, went into business, or found themselves a secure job, but any step they took was a subversive choice. Therefore, when we are talking about the 1990s, the working class, the factories, their culture and prides, their lives and these sudden changes are in fact important aspects that cannot be neglected. As the narrative changing from “we” to “they”, in the world of literature, how should we tell the stories about these workers living in the 1990s’ dilemma?
Wu Jueren, a film critic, curator, and researcher on film restoration. Graduated from Shanghai University, he used to work for Shanghai Film Museum and ISIAO as consultant. His articles are published in such medium as Oriental Morning Post, The New York Times etc.
Ray Art Center (RAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to photo-based art established in 2008. The Center has a threefold mission: support for research into the history and theory of Chinese photography; sponsorship of contemporary photography practice; and increased public awareness of photography and contemporary visual culture in general. Photographic research takes place at the Ray-Space, which presents contemporary work by Chinese and international artists, and research projects undertaken by RAC and other scholars or artists; Ray-Sight.
Free admission, reservation is required.