Rockbund Art Museum 上海外滩美术馆

Corridors of Disobedience: Art and Action in America’s Global Midwest 不服从的道路:艺术和行动,全球化的美国中西部

Event Information

Date: 27 December 2013
Time: 11:00 13:00
Venue: 2F Y.W.C.A Building
Speaker: Dan S.Wang
Language: English


日期: 2013年 12月 27日
时间: 11:00 13:00
场馆: 女青年会大楼二楼
主讲人: 王念华
语言: 英文


For his talk Dan S. Wang will present a picture and theory of America’s Middle West, a region in which the politics of globalization are being played out in socially and environmentally brutal contests. Excellent examples of artists who create situations to remarkable political effect are to be found in this cauldron of reterritorialization. Taking the audience from Detroit to Chicago to Madison, Wisconsin, the socially engaged artist Wang speaks to the American democracy in crisis, and what artists might do to revitalize the common political imagination.

About the Speaker

Dan S. Wang (王念华, b. 1968) is a writer, organizer, blogger, and printmedia artist living in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Dan’s texts have been published internationally in journals, exhibition catalogues, and book collections, including a featured essay in the book 3 Years: Arrow Factory, the recent volume produced out of Beijing’s celebrated non-commercial space, Arrow Factory. He has lectured in many places, including at the Kansas City Art Institute, Salzburger Kunstverein (Salzburg, Austria), Depot for Art and Discourse (Vienna, Austria), Art Institute of Chicago, Documenta 12 (Kassel, Germany), Wuhan University, at the third Creative Time Summit (New York), and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC). His art projects have been featured in three solo exhibitions and more than thirty group shows, and circulate constantly in functional activist settings and through artist-run networks.

Along with seven others he co-founded Mess Hall, the renowned experimental cultural space in Chicago that operated from 2003-2013, and regularly works with the art/research groups Compass and Red76. For the year 2013 Dan was named a Fellow in Arts and Culture Leadership from the Rockwood Leadership Institute of Oakland, California.




王念华 (Dan S. Wang, 生于1968年)是一位来自于美国威斯康辛州的麦迪森的写作者、组织者、博客主, 同时也是一位基于印刷媒材的艺术家。

王念华先生的作品出现在世界各地的杂志、展览图录和文集中;其中也包括了《箭厂空间:三年书》,该书最近刚刚由北京著名的非商业性机构——箭厂空间出版。他同时许多地方授课或讲座,其中包括Kansas City Art Institute, Salzburger Kunstverein (萨尔斯堡,奥地利), Depot for Art and Discourse (维也纳,奥地利), Art Institute of Chicago, Documenta 12 (卡塞尔, 德国), 武汉大学, The third Creative Time Summit (纽约), 以及The National Gallery of Art (华盛顿特区).他至今已举办了三次个展,并参与了30多次群展;他的项目也持续出现在一些行动主义艺术活动的场合,以及一些艺术家自主运作的团体和交流中。

从2003-2013年王念华先生和另外7位合作伙伴共同创立并运作着芝加哥著名的实验文化空间 Mess Hall;他们的工作也经常和Compass,Red76等艺术和研究团体协作展开。2013年王念华被加州奥克兰的Rockwood Leadership Institute授予了艺术和文化领袖奖。