Khek Dhang Ke| Deja vu EP Launch Event & Dancing Party
2021.06.11 19:30 - 20:30 | Specials
Khek Dhang Ke offline event is coming! In 19:30 June 11th，let’s party and dance together at RAM Station in Yuanmingyuan Road! Embracing the most gentle summer night in the Bund area!
"As you go…roads under your feet, towards the new future" International Symposium / Live Stream
2021.03.22 - 2021.03.31 18:00 - 20:00 | Forums
“As you go… roads under your feet, towards the new future” symposium is the first public moment of sharing not only our research, but also our mode of working based on relationality and interdependence that we bring with us as we move forward. “As you go…” is a long-term project and research centres around the unheard voices and raising awareness to the shared problems underlying different contexts, ranging from China to Balkan, from Ethiopia to Central Asia.
Flaneur in the insular cities - Island Ecology Chapter 1: Travel & On-board
2021.01.09 14:00 - 16:30 | Talks
Flaneur in The Insular Cities: Island Ecology is an internet-based residency project. It explores the topic of islands collectivity as artistic experimentation with Island Ecologies as a point of departure.
Newly commissioned project by Rockbund Art Museum｜Jasphy Zheng: Stories from the Room
2020.11.07 - 2021.01.03 | Specials
Rockbund Art Museum is very pleased to announce our collaboration with Jasphy Zheng on Stories from the Room (Shanghai), 2020, a newly commissioned project initiated by the artist and supported by RAM CURTAIN New Commissions Series. Invited by Larys Frogier, director of Rockbund Art Museum, Stories from the Room is an ongoing work conceived by Jasphy Zheng, who will present her two-year Stories from the Room project as a temporary installation hosted by the museum.
CPA Talk | Practices of INSIDE-OUT Art Museum
2019.12.29 15:00 - 16:30 | Talks
CPA Talk｜Nyantrik: the Only Way Out is In
2019.12.28 15:00 - 17:00 | Talks
KUNCI experiments with methods in producing and sharing knowledge through the acts of studying together at the intersections between affective, manual and intellectual labor. As part of the spirit of producing and sharing knowledge through the acts of studying together, KUNCI devises the School of Improper Education (SoIE) at the end of 2016. In the lecture, KUNCI member Rifki AP will share the concept and practice of “Nyantrik”.
CPA Lecture | Encircling the Museum from the Countryside
2019.12.22 15:00 - 17:00 | Talks
In the talk, Amy Lien and Harry Burke will be jointly responding to the CPA research theme of ‘Institution Building’. Assessing various case studies in Asia, their presentation will explore points of difference and convergence shared between large-scale institutional structures and self-organized collectives.
CPA Lecture | Expending the Platform of Private Museum: exhibition to artist
2019.12.21 15:00 - 16:30 | Talks
In the lecture, Nathalie Boseul Shin, the chief curator of Total Museum will come to share the stories behind the art projects and exhibitions, and discuss the future possibility of contemporary art institutions and its relationship to different audiences.
【CPA Lecture】Curatorial Consciousness – The potential of “curating” and its expanded field
2019.12.04 19:00 - 20:30 | Talks
NTU CCA Singapore’s main field of inquiry engages with Spaces of the Curatorial through an exploration of its potential. The centre focuses on knowledge production by being a platform for discourse and dissemination. It is a “space” for experiments in curatorial thinking and questions the future of “curating”. In this talk, Magdalena Magiera as the Curator of Outreach & Education at NTU CCA will discuss the potential of “curating” and its expanded field through sharing the projects she curated.
CPA Lecture | Working in False Time
2019.11.23 15:00 - 16:30 | Talks
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.
RAM Talk: A Region Becomes a Cultural Focus – Cooperation in Times of Globalization
2017.09.25 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks
As one of Europe’s most prosperous and vibrant economic bright spot, the region along the Rhine River in Germany has nurtured its own culture of art institutions since the mid-20th century. How has art been evolving in this region?
RAM Talk: Large, Larger, Grand Tour: Documenta, Venice Biennale and Sculputure Project Münster 2017
2017.09.20 19:00 - 21:00 | Talks
The Documenta 14, the Venice Biennale 2017 and the Sculpture Project Münster 2017 have evoked heated debates in the Western art community this summer.
RAM Talk: The Multiple Facets of Modern Community: From the Protestant Reformation to the 20th Century
2017.09.14 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks
Unlike the start of secular society in China enabled by scholar-bureaucrats from the former military aristocracy class, the leading groups contributing to the secularization of the Western world were from clerical authorities and the emerging well-educated Humanist intellectuals. During the primary period of the formulation of modern community, when the new religious community cooperated and competed with humanists as well as the later Enlightenment supporters, spiritual construction played the
RAM Talk: Community under the Lens of Law
2017.08.20 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks
The Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) and the Public Art Cooperation Center (PACC) are jointly presenting a series of academic talks on “the publicness of the community” (die Öffentlichkeit der Gemeinschaft) from August to December, 2017.As the first lecture of this series, this talk will introduce you to the world of laws and communities. How have communities been shaping our rules and laws that are being changed over time? And how should our law systems respond to the influence of today’s communities?
Re-examine the Meaning of Community: from Political Philosophy to Psychoanalysis
2017.08.13 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks
When exploring “the publicness in everyday life”, we have to first focus on the key issues of “community”: How do people live in a shared space that evolves into a “community”, in which every “member” is willing (or required) to live together in accordance with a set of rules? And who, on what basis, developed this set of rules, laying the foundations of the normativity of the community and governing people’s interactions in everyday life? Political Philosophy studies the group living of human b
People’s Forum——The Rockbund Art Museum and the Shanghai Project, Shanghai Himalayas Museum
2017.03.25 - 2017.03.26 10:00 - 18:00 | Forums
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.
【RAM Salon】Book Club: Marks of Wars on Our Daily Life
2016.06.19 14:30 - 16:30 | Workshops
The two world wars have left wounds and memories to all Asian countries. Events in the war have made inevitable or coincidental impact on the cultures of all the countries engaged in war, while local assimilation has imprinted this imported culture with distinctive regional differences. As is mentioned in the works of Koki Tanaka, during the World War II American troops stationed in Japan introduced basketball into popular culture of Japanese youth.
“Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” Artists' Talk
2016.05.28 09:30 - 18:30 | Forums
“Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” displays works of 11 artists/groups from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and Korea. The exhibition intends to trace the history of its different facets from which the narratives begin and the discussion on contemporary “locality” restarts to cover various times, recollections, cultures and ideologies. This event is supported by Shanghai Artemis Art Center（SAAC）and Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel.
【NEW ARTRENDS·RAM】A Revisionist’s Dualist Epistemology
2016.03.20 19:30 - 21:00 | Talks
Liao Fei’s practice starts from his doubt about things around as well as himself, with the hope to be closer to “things”. On one hand, Liao Fei doubts strongly about dualism; while on the other, he is much interested in the aesthetic feeling based on the dualism. This promotes him to carry out creative practice in terms of “matter” from 2011.
【RAM TALK】The Puzzles of the buildings on the Bund, from mudflats to gold beach legend
2016.01.09 14:30 - 16:30 | Talks
The Bund is a symbol of the oriental metropolis of Shanghai, known as the heart and soul of the old Shanghai, or China's historical and cultural blocks. In the lecture, the author of The Map of Architecture in Shanghai Bund, Qiao Zhengyue, Zhang Xuefei will introduce the book, to media people which is the explore note of the Bund historical architecture, to the audience, and another four scholars from the school of urban planning, humanities of Tongji University will participate in the discuss
【RAM Salon】Rock the Drama: March towards theatre! How a drama was created
2015.12.13 14:30 - 16:30 | Talks
RAM Annual International Symposium: Contemporary Art, Curating and Social Engagement in Twenty-first Century China
2014.11.27 09:00 - 18:00 | Forums
This conference will critically explore differing cultural perspectives on the significance of socially engaged contemporary artistic and curatorial practices in China as well as the impact of translation between cultures on such practices. It is hoped that this multi-voiced, trans-cultural exploration will begin to reveal previously overlooked aspects of contemporary artistic and curatorial practice beyond those currently envisaged both within and outside China.
Convergences: Summoning Creativity in Shanghai - A Series of Conversations Episode 1
2014.03.22 19:00 - 22:00 | Screenings
An Evening with Angela Zito
2013 RAM FORUM —— Lunch with artists
2013.09.13 12:45 - 14:45 | Forums
2013 RAM FORUM
2013.09.13 09:30 - 18:00 | Forums
Hacked Matter: Shanzhai & Maker Culture
2013.04.06 14:00 | Talks
Episode Five: Photographic Cultures
2013.03.09 15:00 | Talks
John Moores Critics Award Evening Talk
2013.02.22 19:00 | Talks
John Moores Critics Award Symposia
2013.02.22 14:00 | Talks
RAM Talk: The Culture of The Generation After 80s
2013.01.13 19:00 | Talks
Lecture: New Museums in China
2012.11.30 16:00 | Talks
All Tomorrow’s Parties: Culinary Arts
2012.11.02 19:00 | Talks
All Tomorrow’s Parties: Shanghai Futurism
2012.10.19 19:00 | Talks
2012 RAM Education Workshop
2012.09.30 09:00 - 16:30 | Workshops
RAM Forum 2012: Education at Contemporary Art Museums in China
2012.09.29 10:00 - 18:00 | Forums
This forum is conceived to be a platform to critically reflect upon the particularities of museum education in contemporary art in China today, focusing on issues of institutional perceptions, local audience and social environments, and strategies and resources to move on towards a shared vision of future for all who participate in this process.