RAM Talk: Think Like an Engineer, Dream Like an Artist
Jul 7, 2018 Saturday 16:00 - 18:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
Art, though focusing on expression of emotions or ideas, is inevitably relied on the technological assistance. Nowadays, while technological innovation is rapidly reshaping humans’ means of communication, it is also steering the evolution of art. As the forms of artistic expression go through transformation, artists tend to wrestle with the following problems during their creation – how much the use of technologies is supposed to contribute to the art creation and how much art itself can express. Artists are trying to figure out how to apply technologies to their creation to convey the concepts and ideas that they intend to communicate to their audience. So how do artists produce their works with the assistance of available technologies? And how have different artists reflected on technologies’ role in reshaping the art creation as well as our daily work and life and the way we connect with the whole society?
We are honored to invite Chen Chao, who was in charge of the display design, project construction and artwork production for Lin Tianmiao’s solo exhibition “Systems”, to the Walk & Talk activity on July 7. Chen, along with the artist Lin, will talk about their reflection on the above questions during their collaboration while walking with viewers in the exhibition hall.
Chen Chao is Co-founder and Executive Creative Director of CHANGE Design. Dedicated to the research, design and artwork production concerning space and art, he has been engaging in planning, design, implementation and construction of art projects for exhibitions and museums.
Chen served as the chief director for project construction and artwork production in various large-scale art or architecture exhibitions including “Why Not Ask Again: the 11th Shanghai Biennale”, “Social Factory: the 10th Shanghai Biennale”, “Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Dream City”, “Alberto Giacometti Retrospective”, “PSA Collection Series – Li Shan”, “Chen Shaoxiong: Prepared”, “PSA Collection Series – Datong Dazhang”, “Bernard Tschumi – Architecture: Concept & Notation” and “Toyo Ito: On the Stream”.
He has been working with a number of well-known artists for a long time as their exhibition design consultant and chief director for overall arrangement and artworks production. For example, he worked for the solo exhibitions of Wu Shanzhuan and Inga Svala Thorsdottir “Quote! Quote! Quote!”, “Cause and Examples Projected from It” and “What A Form – A Reportage” and Shi Yong’s solo exhibition “Let All Potential Be Internally Resolved Using Beautiful Form”.
This time, Chen was invited to work with the artist Lin Tianmao to undertake the display design, project construction and artwork production for Lin’s solo exhibition “Systems”.... Read More
Free admission, reservation is required.