【Exhibition Plus · Panel Discussion】Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be InternationalizedAug 2, 2015 Sunday 14:30 - 17:30

  • About the Lecture

    Chen Zhen achieved iconic success among the generation of artists who working and living abroad before the 1980s. His course emerged from the artistic fabric of local Shanghai, took root in the cultural setting of the city and changes of the times, and even included the profound experience of the “baptism” by Western contemporary art. In the process, he obtained a view that surpassed the world and its cultural bounds, leading to his remarkable artistic achievements where “trans-experience” is his focus.


     The exhibition “Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalized” currently being displayed at the Rockbund Art Museum not only concentrates on the peak of creativity between artists during the 1990s but also reminds us to again use a keen eye to view the dramatic changes between culture and society within Chen Zhen’s hometown. This symposium will begin from the exhibition. Furthermore, it invites Shanghai’s local critiques and scholars Zhao Chuan and Wu Liang to review with us the unique and important figures of the innovative artistic movement in Shanghai. Curator Hou Hanru will revisit Chen Zhen’s creations regarding 1990s Shanghai from abroad. Doctor of Medicine Liu Qiang, from his professional viewpoint, will also ponder Chen Zhen’s artistic executions in regards to medicine, the body, and healing. Lastly, this symposium, which focuses on different areas and originates from unique perspectives, will help us recreate the societal and cultural atmosphere that was present during Chen Zhen’s time, allowing us to vividly experience both the thoughts and life of the contemporary art master. 

  • About the Dialogist

    Hou Hanru

    Curator of "Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be internationalized."


    Wu Liang

    Renowned literary critic, Wu Liang’s interests shifted from literature to the arts where he became more observant of Chinese artists and their works after the 1990s.


    Zhao Chuan

    Dramatist and art critic. The author of On Radical Art, the 80s scene in Shanghai.


    Liu Qiang

    Deputy director of Clinical and Evidence-based Studies Center of World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies. He focuses on the study of clinical research program management.


    Li Qi

    Senior Curator at Rockbund Art Museum (RAM), Shanghai. He was Opinions Editor at The Art Newspaper China and Senior Editor at LEAP.

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    Free admission, reservation is required.

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【Exhibition Plus · Panel Discussion】Chen Zhen: Without going to New York and Paris, life could be Internationalized

Aug 2, 2015 Sunday 14:30 - 17:30

2F, No. 149 Yuanmingyuan Road, Somekh Building, Shanghai

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