RAM Talk: Becoming Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Nov 14, 2016 Monday 19:30 - 21:00
4F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai No.20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District)
Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s interest in social and political causes may have informed the overlap of private and public life that can be found in his work. From 1987 to 1991, he was part of Group Material, a New York-based art collective whose members worked collaboratively to initiate community education and cultural activism. In the talk, Professor Ute Meta Bauer, together with the curators, Larys Frogier and Li Qi, will look into the background of the works of Gonzalez-Torres and the social contexts in the U.S. between the 1980s and 1990s, to unravel new possibilities for the interpretation of his artworks.
Ute Meta Bauer is Founding Director of Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art in Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) . Bauer is also Professor of Art at NTU’s School of Art, Media, and Design. She was previously Associate Professor and the Director of the Program in Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, where she had served as Director of the MIT Visual Arts Program from 2005-09.
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.
Li Qi is Senior Curator at the Rockbund Art Museum and curator of the exhibition “Felix Gonzalez-Torres”.
Free admission, reservation is required.