Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Miraculous Encounters: When Images meet Words 文字与图像的因缘际会

Event Information

Date: 27 August 2022
Time: 11:00 12:30
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum


日期: 2022年 8月 27日
时间: 11:00 12:30
场馆: 上海外滩美术馆

About the Event 关于活动

Adel Abdessemed always leads audience to further think about the relationship between images and words through his unique ways to capture, perceive and express things. The artist's ingenious fabrication of image and word and cross-media approaches greatly broaden the room for his expression. While "image" is his language, the "image" he uses also contains words. In his work, mostly in the lower left corner, a word or a phrase inscribed is neither a title, nor a semantic or narrative indication, which is different from Chinese literati painting in which the inscriptions often function as some kind of supplementary explanation. Take the Cocorico Painting for instance. The words in Abdessemed's work serve as a side note, a slogan, a unique weaving of the visual and subtle emotions. The speaker of this lecture, Ms. Wu Hong, lecturer of School of Philosophy of Art at Fudan University, will lead audience to experience and explore personal expressions, colors poetry and media reinventing through images and words.

Words and images pervade our daily lives. Among them, one major type is symbolic, which functions as an important media for people to communicate due to its power of abstraction and generalization. Another type is to cause visual impact as it would automatically trigger visceral responses due to its rich colors and changing lines. Words and images have different forms of representation and effects. To artists, how to explore their respective potential, to break through the boundaries and integrate different means of perceptions are one of the most challenging parts in their practice. The lecturer will share several cases of the encounters between words and images in art. Through calligraphy, visual poetry, patterns on architecture and the interplay between texts and images on hand scrolls, the lecture encourages audience to ponder upon the miraculous encounters between words and images.



About the Speaker 关于讲者

Wu Hong received a Ph.D. of Art History from Vienna University and is lecturer of School of Philosophy of Art at Fudan University.

Her articles have been published on various journals such as Southeast Culture, The Study of Art History, Fudan University Journal and Arts of Asia. Her field of interests include fine arts in East Asia, Buddhist art and cross-regional cultural exchanges.


曾在《东南文化》、《艺术史研究》、《复旦学报》、《Arts of Asia》等期刊发表多篇文章。 目前研究方向为东亚美术、佛教艺术、跨地域文化交流。

Adel Abdessemed: An Imperial Message 阿岱尔•阿德斯梅:御旨