RAM Conversation: Tobias Rehberger: If you don’t use your eyes to see, you will use them to cry--Artist & Curators’ Talk

2019.03.23 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

Tobias Rehberger’s multifaceted work has been instrumental to expanding the possibilities of sculpture, spanning a diverse range of fields that include design, architecture, and conceptual art. The exhibition looks to showcase newly commissioned works and site-specific installations created especially for the Rockbund Art Museum. Through an array of visually confounding objects and environments, Rehberger continues to pioneer different production techniques and forms of social intervention that

Members Event: Latino Film Poets in “Action”——Poesía sin fin, Alexandre Jodorowsky, 2016.

2019.02.16 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

In this talk, Lu Zhiyu, a well-known film critic, will share his ideas on two movies which are deeply rooted in the culture of their filmmakers’ homeland: El Viaje by Fernando Ezequiel Solanas and Poesía sin fin by Alexandre Jodorowsky.

RAM Walk & Talk: To begin with an ice cube, to end with a tornado

2019.02.16 14:00 - 15:30 | Talks

Members Event: Latino Film Poets in “Action”——El Viaje, Fernando Ezequiel Solanas, 1992

2019.02.15 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

In this talk, Lu Zhiyu, a well-known film critic, will share his ideas on two movies which are deeply rooted in the culture of their filmmakers’ homeland: El Viaje by Fernando Ezequiel Solanas and Poesía sin fin by Alexandre Jodorowsky.

RAM Talk: The Responsibility of Civilization and the Choice of Culture: A Case Study of Aoluguya Ewenki's Ecological Migration

2019.01.25 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

The artist Francis Alÿs, together with Yuko Hasegawa, curator of the exhibition “Francis Alÿs: La dépense”, went on a field trip in Inner Mongolia in 2017, and paid a visit to the Aoluguya Ewenki tribe in Genhe of Hulunbuir. Ewenki hunters, having lived for generations in the mysterious Aoluguya forest, dropped off their shotguns and walked out of the forest in 2003, launching a massive migration and relocation. A series of dramatic incidents that happened thereafter have drawn extensive attenti

RAM Talk: Dépense, Luxe and Existence Itself

2019.01.04 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

Maximum effort, minimum result. ---Francis Alÿs’ motto for When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002 Under the social context nowadays where we are pursuing rationality, high-efficiency, abundance and prosperity, the concept of “dépense” proposed by Georges Bataille seems quite unique. Then what does it mean? What does this notion imply? How it is constructed within Bataille’s system? And will this “non-productive consumption” make our livelihood unsustainable?

Escaping from the “Establishment”: Performance as Method

2018.12.28 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

This lecture will start with the canonical case of Italian futurism, providing the audience with a historical context of how performance emerged as a form of aesthetic resistance from the highly capitalized countries in Western Europe since the turn of the 20th century. Performance is deployed by the avant-garde artists to escape from or even fight against the establishment we call “modernity.”

Methodologies and Principles in Curating and Facilitating Collaboration —— Case Study: ADAM Artist Lab 2018

2018.12.22 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

In recent years, there are increasing performing art platforms offering short-term residency for a number of participants in a form of ‘Lab’ or ‘Camp’ as part of Art Festival or Professional Meetings. To artists and creative practitioners, what kind of imagination and expectation to/from a short-term lab program? And is it efficient? Can we really reach for the new idea within only a few days or weeks? What is the deeper meaning of ‘working collectively in a lab?’

RAM Talk: Travelers with No Boundaries – Performance Art in China

2018.12.15 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

The Rockbund Art Museum is proud to invite Wen Pulin, a prominent Chinese art critic, and Xu Tiantian, Curator Manager of RAM, to discuss the performance art of the Belgian artist Francis Alÿs and deconstruct how Francis Alÿs involves human’s body in his creation. The two speakers will also share with the audience the development of performance art in China, for which Wen Pulin will present valuable records of performance art practices of China’s whole art community since the 1980s. By comparing

Dialogue, Friction, Conflict and Collective Work: The Diffusion and Reimagining of Art Collective

2018.12.08 16:00 - 18:00 | Talks

Working as a collective is not something new. But in comparison to individual artist, art collective more emphasizes dialogue and diversity rather than one-person voice. In the continuation of dialogue, members can question, learn and support each other; but it can also provoke conflicts, frictions and even stop the collaboration. In a society dominated by neoliberalism and capital power, why those practitioners can insist in this kind of not productive, not efficient ways of working?

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