【RAM Talk】How to Get Fun and More out of Contemporary Art
2016.04.23 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks
“Ifs, Ands, or Buts” is an interesting contemporary art exhibition, where the artist designed a riddle for audiences to solve and the fun lies in finding the answer. Shen Qilan will share her experience of visiting exhibitions in the past several years and tell us how to have fun in contemporary art exhibitions and how to get the most out of them. For contemporary artists, ideas matter the most and it is very challenging to be profound and fun at the same time.
【RAM Talk】Western Comedy and its Developments
2016.04.16 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks
In the West, comedy is a time-honored theatrical genre that can be traced back to at least 700 BC. Just like other forms of art, western comedy has, since its birth, evolved with the change of times and the development of different cultures. It took the form of pantomime in ancient Rome and farce in the Middle Ages. It was represented by Shakespeare’s comedies in Renaissance, Moliere’s comedies in the Classical Period and Enlightenment comedies in the Age of Enlightenment.
【RAM Talk】Puzzle and Broken Words—the Fragmentation of Contemporary Fiction
2016.04.09 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks
Contemporary fiction is becoming even more fragmented. We have seen polyphonic fiction with multifaceted narratives, maze-like and puzzle-like fiction which requires readers to participate in its construction, novels made up of interrelated short stories, fiction told in ninety-nine styles, and palindrome or Escherian fiction. This talk will review the fragmentation of contemporary fiction in the context of the Internet era and the transition from modernism to postmodernism.
【RAM Talk】Art in the Environment—Nature, Society and I
2016.04.02 14:30 - 16:00 | Talks
Environmental art constitutes a small part of contemporary art and is originated from earth art. It is deep and moving, but not widely known yet. Currently the public impression of environmental art may be confined to the public sculptures which were erected to set off architecture. In the international art context, environmental art means art behaviors created by human through interaction with the environment.