【RAM Activities】Stair Climbing Contests

2017.02.18 - 2017.03.25 15:00 - 15:30 | Specials

Song Dong invites you to take part in the stair climbing contests in RAM. Participants will take turns to climb the stairs of the museum building from the first floor to the sixth floor. Before each contest, staff of the museum will draw lots to decide whether the fastest, slowest or the one closest to the average time climbers spent would be the winner, who will be rewarded with a signed artwork of Song Dong. The criteria wouldn’t be disclosed until all climbers finish the race.


Exhibition Plus·Guide Plus

2017.02.25 14:30 - 15:00 | Guided Tours

Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Xu Tiantian Language: Chinese

【RAM Talks】What’s the Value of Art?

2017.02.25 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

Liu Yuedi,A scholar and researcher in the Institute of Philosophy of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and one of the five chief executives of International Association for Aesthetics (IAA). His publications include Aesthetics in Life and Contemporary Art Theory: an Introduction to Analytic Aesthetics.

【RAM Kids Workshops】A Travel of Me and Me

2017.02.26 10:00 - 12:00 | Workshops

A Travel of Me and Me

【RAM Talks】A Talk about “Mirrors”

2017.02.28 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

The mirror is an object with a smooth surface that reflects light and produces images of other objects by reflection. With the fast technological development, the mirror has become a cheap daily necessity, yet its aesthetic and philosophical implications have been repeatedly revisited.

【RAM Talks】The Art of “Eating”

2017.03.01 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

The globalization and modernization process undermines the uniqueness of every city. Nowadays nearly all cities are full of similar high-rises, similar landmarks and similar architecture complexes. Meanwhile at the dining table, soybean juice, fried flour sticks and porridge have gradually been replaced by milk, coffee, bread and salad for breakfast.

【RAM Talks】Artistic Creation and Public Engagement

2017.03.02 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

【RAM Activities】Words or Wordlessness

2017.03.03 19:30 - 21:00 | Specials

Many of Song Dong’s artworks are related to characters, handwriting and texts (aphorisms, folk sayings, books and classics), including Writing Diary with Water, Reading the Book without Words, Life with Cultural Noodles, Forget About the Scripture,Doing Nothing Book and Word and Animals Series.

Exhibition Plus·Guide Plus

2017.03.04 14:30 - 15:00 | Guided Tours

Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Larys Frogier (Director’s Guided Tour) Language: English

【RAM Talks】The Method and Concept of Visual Artwork Creation

2017.03.04 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

Xu Zhe,A visual artist and member of “Zuzhi”, an artist group. He received his master’s degree from the Art School of Aix en Provence in France, and was one of the winners of the fellowship grants for artists offered by the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) in 2016.

【RAM Talks】I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven at the Age of 50

2017.03.04 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

We recruit people born in 1966 as our guests to share their life experiences during a tour in the exhibition with Song Dong.

【RAM @ Campus】Dialog: Art Without Boundaries

2017.03.09 | Talks

Song Dong bridges the division of art and life by adding artistic value to the most common things and images in daily life. He sees the whole exhibition, entitled “Song Dong: I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven”, as one living piece of artwork with multiphle concepts whose boundaries are blurred.

Exhibition Plus·Guide Plus

2017.03.11 14:30 - 15:00 | Guided Tours

Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Hsieh Feng Rong Language: Chinese

【RAM Kids Workshops】Visible Tastes

2017.03.12 10:00 - 12:00 | Workshops

【RAM Talks】Life in Pigeon Loft: A Way to Surpass Bio-politics

2017.03.17 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

“You were born poor, and no matter how rich you become in the future, poverty runs in your blood.” The words of Song Dong’s mother have left an enduring imprint on his mind. He believes that “the poor”, as demonstrated in one of his lasting art project “Wisdom of the Poor”, does not refer to those who own little wealth or property, “instead, it refers to everyone faced with ‘predicament’ in life.”

Exhibition Plus·Guide Plus

2017.03.18 14:30 - 15:00 | Guided Tours

Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Li Qi Language: Chinese

【RAM Talks】Artistic Interpretation of the Image of Mirror in Chinese and Western Paintings

2017.03.18 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

The Mirror Hall is an installation with found wood window frames and mirrors set on the walls in the foyer of RAM, creating a bedazzling illusion of crowdedness in a narrow space……

【RAM Talks】How Do Images Intervene Our Life?

2017.03.24 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

Because almost everyone can shoot a video now, an ordinary person, who used to be a viewer only, becomes the viewer, recorder and one who is viewed by others at the same time. Science fiction films and television series such as Person of Interest and Black Mirror show what will be changed in journalism, laws and interpersonal relationships, when cameras are watching us everywhere like “the big brother”, and videos can be searched and played back at any time in a much more accurate precision and

【RAM Talks】The Wisdom of the Poor: Vernacular Architecture in China

2017.03.25 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

Why did these people live on the roof?The reason is simple: They had no place to stay. In the beginning, they built a pigeon loft on the roof. After a few years, they started to store their things in the pigeon loft.

【Kids Workshops】My Home is So Smart

2017.03.26 10:00 - 12:00 | Workshops

My Home is So Smart

【RAM Kids Workshops】My __ and I

2017.04.09 10:00 - 12:00 | Workshops

My __ and I


【RAM Talks】Reading Song Dong

2017.02.18 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

Weizhou ,An independent writer and book critic. Since July, 2004, he has kept writing blogs, which are mainly about literature and history and occasionally concerning sociology and anthropology. He writes book reviews for newspapers like the Southern Metropolis Daily and the China Business News. He also writes for periodicals and websites like GQ China and Tencent Dajia ( as a columnist.

Exhibition Plus·Guide Plus

2017.02.18 14:30 - 15:00 | Guided Tours

Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Liu Yingjiu Language: Chinese

【RAM Talks】Song Dong and the Chinese Contemporary Art since the 1990s

2017.02.17 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks

“I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven”, an exhibition of the Chinese artist Song Dong at the age of 50, is inspired by a well-known quote from The Analects of Confucius, “Knowing the mandate of Heaven at the age of 50”, which is also traditionally taken as a motto for life planning, to convey the artist’s ongoing reflections about the art, reality and life in an era of rapid changes.

RAM Kids Workshop: Is There an Identical Me in the World?

2016.12.17 - 2016.12.24 14:30 - 16:00 | Workshops

Are there two identical leaves in the world? Is it possible that there is an identical you somewhere in the world? This workshop will guide kids on how to express their unique feelings and emotions through artistic means. The second session of this workshop combines art with daily life, helping kids to make artistic recipes for their own families. Through two sessions of the workshop, we hope every kid can understand that everyone is unique while sharing some commonalities with others.

Exhibition Plus · Guided Tour

2016.12.24 14:30 - 15:00 | Guided Tours

Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Stella Wang Language: Chinese

RAM Talk: More than a Guided Tour: How to Speak the Unspeakable Profoundness

2016.12.17 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

With “More Than a Guided Tour” series at RAM, we invite scholars, critics, curators, and media professionals to share with the audience their unique perspectives into our exhibition on view while literally walking you through it before a sit-down session of themed talk and discussion.

Live @ RAM – Artist in Residency

2016.12.13 17:15 - 18:00 | Performance

Live @ RAM – Artist in Residency

2016.12.10 19:30 - 21:00 | Performance

Exhibition Plus · Guided Tour

2016.12.10 14:30 - 15:00 | Guided Tours

Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide:Xu Tiantian Language: Chinese

Live @ RAM – Artist in Residency

2016.12.09 19:30 - 21:00 | Performance

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