RAM Research Projects

Body Against Classism

2018.11.30 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

Around the turn of the millennium, a major debate erupted in contemporary Chinese art, one which would lead a long-lasting influence on the understanding of performance and the body. The debate arose out of several works and exhibitions that involved the human body and animals (dead or alive) as the material and theme. These works and exhibitions originally aimed to attack, from a radical standpoint, a conceptualism becoming more methodological by the day and a fast-standardizing exhibition form

From a History of Exhibitions towards a Future of Exhibition-Making---“Second Assembly: Exhibition-Making Practices in China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s”

2018.11.24 - 2018.11.25 10:00 - 18:00 | Talks

The Rockbund Art Museum is proud to initiate its first project under ‘Curatorial Practices in Asia’, a new research platform dedicated to different local contexts situated in the region. For 2018, the platform has been organized in collaboration with the independent curator Biljana Ciric dedicated to exhibition histories in China and Southeast Asia. Since the beginning of this year, a series of public events and activities have been dedicated to this regional exchange in extension to the second

From Corporeal Resistance to Mediated Body: The Dynamics of Embodiment in Performance Arts since 1960s

2018.11.03 14:00 - 15:30 | Talks

CPA Talk | Performing the Exhibition: The Investigation of Time, Space and Community in The Skin Trilogy

2018.09.27 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

For the third talk in a series related to “Second Assembly: Exhibition-Making Practice in China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s”, a curatorial project jointly curated by Biljana Ciric and the museum, RAM is delighted to invite Kuala Lumpur-based curator and writer Eric Goh to discuss the 1995 exhibition Skin Trilogy by the Malaysian arts collective Five Arts Centre.

CPA Talk | Inching Towards the Fire

2018.08.12 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

We will look at the Jinuo Eco-Museum in Baka Village, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture as a case study, and further consider the parallel booms in ethnic nationality museums and tourism in Yunnan.

CPA Talk | Journey in the Dreams of the Children at the Border: An exhibition at Site 2 refugee camp and its legacies within contemporary art in Cambodia

2018.07.06 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks

Marking the first of a series of events related to “Second Assembly: Exhibiton-Making Practice in China and Southeast Asia in the 1990s” a curatorial project jointly curated by Biljana Ciric and the museum, RAM is delighted to invite Phnom Penh-based curator and writer Erin Gleeson to discuss and present excerpts from the 1992 documentary film ‘Between Shadow and Light’.

Rockbund Art Museum Research Program: Curatorial Practices in Asia

2018.03.24 | Forums

In 2018 the Rockbund Art Museum launches a research program entitled “Curatorial Practices in Asia”, the main objective of which is to develop a strong network in Asia with artists, academics, art organizations, independent curators and researchers—with people engaged in innovative research and artistic projects that support a better understanding of contemporary artistic practices in Asia.

RAM Talk: Place History and the Archive

2017.11.03 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

Catherine Wagner’s lecture entitled Place History and the Archive covers a 40-year trajectory of her work including her public practice where she has constructed art installations in the public domain. Wagner’s incisive conceptually driven photography moves seamlessly between different strategies and content following her interest in deconstructing the ways in which knowledge is transferred.

RAM Talk: The Pioneer and Community in the Economy of Arts

2017.10.21 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

This talk will focus on the relationships between avant-garde artists, the modern art world and economic factors, to discover how the capital flows and allocation in art markets help to establish art networks and influence the development of the art world which is mostly self-developed and presented in front of the public in the pattern of communities.

RAM Talk: Museum Mania in Shanghai – A Community without Publicness?

2017.10.14 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks

This talk will analyze the building process, projects, and different context-based roles of the chi K11 Art Museum, the Rockbund Art Museum and the art museum complex under construction in the West Bund area, and discover the dynamic variables behind the staggering art museum boom, as well as the complicated relations between these variables, in hope of offering a new perspective to understand the current art museum frenzy in Shanghai.

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