RAM Conversation：The Gender Myth in All Ages
2019.08.16 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks
Professor Lin Danya of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Xiamen University, and Zhu Xueqin, gender studies researcher, are invited to join the conversation and share with audience changes and developments witnessed by Chinese folk customs as well as male and female figures in Chinese mythologies during the course of history. They will talk about how the image of social gender has been established in ancient mythology, pre-modern society and the revolutionary history。
RAM Conversation Golem: Sensory Games on the Continent of Arthropods
2019.08.02 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks
33EMYBW is a solo project initiated by 33, bass player of Shanghai-based electronic music group Duck Fight Goose. As a fixture of the city’s dynamic independent music scene, 33’s sensual music is described as “evoking arthropod moves” in an ethereal and rhythmic sound ritual. In the meantime, she builds collages by piling up her selfies, arthropods and even alien creatures together. RAM invites 33EMYBW and writer Ag to join the conversation and talk about 33EMYBW’s perception of the world.
RAM Conversation Red: Body as Archive
2019.07.28 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks
ballet was a form of dance enjoyed in royal courts, and in the 1950s had never been used before as a political symbol. ballet entered China infused with ideological significance .For this talk we have invited Wen Hui, creator of Red and Li Jing, Associate Professor of Sociology at Zhejiang University to review and reflect on the fabrication of content within model operas as an art form, with the hope of understanding the relationships between the present age, the individual and art.
Artist Talk: Urban Fictions
2019.07.05 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks
In Escape, Cui Jie mixes a modernist imagination and the cracked figures caused by a software error with a symbol from traditional Chinese imagery. We are honored to invite the artist Cui Jie and Zhou Yin, professor of the architecture department at the Hong Kong University, coming together for a discussion on Cui Jie's personal artworks and their views on rapid urbanization in China and how they change people's perception of space.
RAM Performance/Dialogue： Khvay Samnang: Preah Kunlong (The way of the spirit)
2019.06.22 18:30 - 20:00 | Talks
The performance will be realized by the choreographer/dancer Nget Rady, who is in collaboration with Samnang in this project, incorporating the communities’ expressed relationships to particular animals, waters, and lands. This theme of body-to-body transference permeates the entire project, and within this method of knowledge accumulation and dissemination lies the inherent connection of the Chong people with their land, as well as their most powerful form of resistance.
RAM Conversation: An Opera for Animals——Curator Talk
2019.06.22 10:30 - 12:00 | Talks
An Opera for Animals is part of a long-term collaboration between the Rockbund Art Museum and Para Site, Hong Kong by curators from both institutions. For the Rockbund Art Museum, it is relevant to research such a project in order to re-contextualise and to question different formats and practices related to theatre, music and visual arts, especially in China and other areas in Asia.
RAM Talk: Pleasure-Based Narration and Idol Consumption: Visual Politics in the “Tiny Era”
2019.05.18 16:00 - 17:30 | Talks
On the fifth floor of the exhibition, Tobias Rehberger presents the latest version of the pixel series (2015-). The audience needs to constantly adjust the angle and distance to identify the image composed of monochromatic mosaic tiles. These abstracted images, deriving from popular culture, form a pixelated scene of modern life, which makes the audience think about how we view these visual cultural icons in an era flooded with images and videos.
RAM Talk: The Strategies of Appropriation and Irony in Modern and Contemporary Art
2019.05.04 14:00 - 15:30 | Talks
On the fifth floor of RAM displays pixels series (2015-) by the artist Tobias Rehberger, which invites the audience to identify pixelated consuming icons composed of monochromatic mosaic tiles. In this series, the pixelated artworks drew inspiration from different sources. Inspired by Shunga (traditional Japanese pornography), for instance, one of the mosaicked images Tobias Rehberger created for Fondation Beyeler, was exhibited at Art Basel Miami in 2015.
RAM Talk：When Narration Meets Reality: An Analysis of Narration Strategies in Documentaries
2019.04.20 16:00 - 17:30 | Talks
Whether it is butcher shop on the first floor and the social sculpture bar Forbidden in Heaven, Useless in Hell (El Redomon version) on the sixth floor wrapped in dazzling camouflage patterns, or the pixels series on the fifth floor, Tobias Rehberger is exploring how people interact with the external environment and space, trying to differentiate between reality and illusion. The portrait vases series “truly” reproduces a community of artists and friends associated with the artist in the form of