【Kids Workshop】My Home is So Smart
2017.03.26 10:00 - 12:00 | Workshops
My Home is So Smart
My Home is So Smart
The Rockbund Art Museum and Shanghai Project are pleased to collaborate and jointly present an international conference, entitled ‘AUDIENCES,’ on 25-26 March, 2017, in Shanghai. As the first initiative in China dedicated to the topic of audiences of contemporary art, this conference includes a symposium and a series of free-form conversations, bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners in the community from both across China and the rest of the world.
As an integral part of the “Audiences International Symposium and Conversations,” the People’s Forum showcases important ideas from any discipline relevant to audience engagement and studies, and explores how these can be connected. The format is fast-paced with talks and performances spread over the course of a day.
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.
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.
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
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……
Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Melissa Chen Language: Chinese
“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.”
In this Kids' Workshop, we will have Song Dong to instruct kids to present "Visible Tastes” through art.
Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Hsieh Feng Rong Language: Chinese
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.
We recruit people born in 1966 as our guests to share their life experiences during a tour in the exhibition with Song Dong.
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.
Tours are held at 2:30pm and are free for visitors with a valid ticket. Guide: Larys Frogier (Director’s Guided Tour) Language: English
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.
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.