【Night @ RAM · Lecture】Vive Le Capital, an evening where art meets global commerce
Mar 30, 2015 Monday 19:30 - 21:00
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
Together with BANK, RAM presents Vive Le Capital, an evening where art meets global commerce that explores, celebrates, and critiques the omnipresent power of global finance through the perspectives from artists and others that examine the momentous and intimate experiences with multi-national capitalism. Creative practices will be considered as impressed in the world of global capital and finance, rather than reducing them to vapid gestures of political correctness or over-simplifying dichotomies of morality. Christoph Draeger will present Disaster Capitalism, a live performative lecture, which discusses the legacy and intimate ties between global capitalism, disaster, and cultural production; with a focus on this dynamic artist’ s own projects. Wang Xin will lead a discussion about the subject and paradoxes of capitalism and labor in the contemporary arts.
Larys Frogier has been the Director of the Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai since January 2012. Curator, critic and art historian, Frogier obtained his PhD at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences in Paris (EHESS), and his Advanced Master degree in curatorial studies from the University of Rennes in France.
Li Qi is Senior Curator at Rockbund Art Museum. He was Senior Editor at LEAP and Opinions Editor at The Art Newspaper China in 2013-2014. He graduated from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Art Management, and from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design with a Master’s in Curating.
Christoph Draeger, born 1965 in Zurich, is an internationally known conceptual artist who lives between New York and Vienna. Draeger’s projects take form in installation, video, and photo-based media to explore issues pertaining to disaster and media-saturated culture.
Xin Wang is a curator and writer based in New York. A recent graduate from Columbia University’s MA program in Art History, she has worked as a special exhibition researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has also co-curated Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014 and the New York solo debut of artist Lu Yang. Her writing has frequently appeared on exhibition catalogues and publications.... Read More
Free admission, reservation is required.