“Ifs, Ands or Buts” Panel Discussion
Jan 23, 2016 Saturday 14:30 - 16:30
2F, Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 20 Huqiu Road)
“Ifs, Ands or Buts” is Singaporean artist Heman Chong’s first solo exhibition in mainland China. The exhibition’s panel discussion will be hosted by curator Li Qi, who will be joined by artist Heman Chong, curator Pauline J. Yao and writer and artist Travis Jeppesen to discuss the new works Heman created for the exhibition. They will talk about Heman Chong’s creation process and methods, the way he combined texts with images, and his conceptually-charged research and explorations.
Travis Jeppesen is an American writer and artist based in Berlin and London. His books include Victims, Poems I Wrote While Watching TV, Dicklung & Others, All Fall, and Wolf at the Door. His first major object-oriented writing project, 16 Sculptures, was published in book format by Publication Studio, featured in the Whitney Biennial as an audio installation, and was the subject of a solo exhibition at Wilkinson Gallery in London in the summer of 2014. He has taught as a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths, Leeds Beckett University, and the Royal College of Art, where he is a PhD candidate in Critical Writing in Art and Design. His writings on art have appeared in numerous monographs and exhibition catalogues, as well as in Artforum, Frieze, and Art in America, among other publications.
Li Qi is Senior Curator at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. He was Opinions Editor at The Art Newspaper China and Senior Editor at LEAP, where he currently serves as a contributing editor. He was a jury member of the 2015 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award for Emerging Asian Artists. In 2014, Li Qi curated “CONDITIONS: An Exhibition of Queer Art”, at club Destination, Beijing. Li Qi graduated from Beijing’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), and from London’s Chelsea College of Art and Design. He has worked at institutions such as the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing and the British Film Institute (BFI) in London.
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Free admission, reservation is required.