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Lecture | Styles and Techniques: 70 years of Polish Animation

Time:June. 19  18:30-20:30

Artist: MarcinGiżycki

Language:Polish (Chinese translation offered)

Numberof participants: 60 (RSVP)

Fee:Free

Location:3FRooftop, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 231 West Nanjing Rd.

Notice:If you would like to visit the exhibition, please purchase tickets at theticket center. 

 

 

One hundred yearsago the first animated film in the Polish territory, FlirtingChairs by Feliks Kuczkowski, was made. Seventy years ago, the firstanimation produced in a state-owned studio in Poland, In the Times of KingKrakus by Zenon Wasilewski, was released in theaters.

So, there is a lotto celebrate in 2017.

The programContemporary Polish Short Animations, spanning from the 1960s to the present,combines classic works by the internationally recognized masters—such asJanLenica, Witold Giersz, Mirosław Kijowicz, Jerzy Kucia, and the Oscar-winningZbigniew Rybczyńskiwith films by the most talented artists of a younger generation: PiotrSzczepanowicz, Marta Pajek, and Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi. The selection alsodisplays a wide spectrum of styles and techniques that have made the PolishSchool of Animation so colorful and attractive: from conventional animatedcartoons, to cut-outs, wet paint, stop-motion, and CGI.

About Artist: Marcin Giżycki 

Art and film historian,critic, filmmaker. Recipient of the Award for outstanding contribution toanimation studies (Zagreb 2016). Professor at Polish-Japanese Academy ofInformation Technology in Warsaw, Poland. Artistic director of “Animator”International Animated Film Festival in Poznan, Poland. Senior Lecturer atRhode Island School of Design. Former Editor‑in‑Chief of “Animafilm” magazine(1979-81). He is the author of eight books and over 300 articles on film andart. His interests range from history of Avant-Garde movements in the 20thcentury to history of animated, experimental and documentary film to theory ofPostmodernism.

He has made a number ofdocumentary, experimental, and animated films, among them: I Am Providence: The Story of H.P. Lovecraft and His City(1997), The Island of Jan Lenica(1998), Travels of Daniel Szczechura(2005), 106 Olney Street (2007), Sicilian Flea (2008), Panta Rhei (2008), Aquatura (2010), AlfredSchreyer of Drohobych (2010), AE (2011),Kinefaktura (2012), F.I.T (2012), FFF1 (2013), A Magic-LanternLife (2014, with Peter O’Neill), WhiteCurtain (2014), Mono Canne(2015), STO[NE]S (2015), Stone Story (2016), Monument (2016), TheatrumMagicum (2017).

His books (published inPoland) include: Avant-Garde and Cinema:Film in Polish Avant-Garde Circles Between the Wars (1996), Disney Was Not the Only One (2000), The End and What Next? Essays onPostmodernism, Contemporary Art, and the End of the Century (2001), Dictionary of Movements and Key Notions ofArt of the 2nd Half of the 20th Century (2002), Wenders Go Home! (2006), Cinema,Media, Art, Artists: Essays (2016).

Lecture | LUO Yongjin: Image's inside and outside

Time: May. 28  2pm-4pm
Artist: LUO Yongjin
Language: Chinese
Number of participants: 60 (RSVP)
Fee: Free
Location:2F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 231 West Nanjing Rd.
Notice: If you would like to visit the exhibition, 

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Luo Yongjing

1960  Born in Beijing

1978-1982  Read BA English Language at PLA University of Foreign Languages inLuoyang, Henan

1982-1984  Appointed as lecturer at the Audio and Video Centre of the PLAUniversity of Foreign

                     Languages in Luoyang,Henan

1985-1986  Studied in the Department of Oil Painting of the Zhejiang Academy ofFine Arts in

                     Hangzhou, Zhejiang

1988-1992  Read MA History of Art at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts inGuangzhou

1993-1997  Worked at the Audio and Video Centre of the PLA University of ForeignLanguages in

                     Luoyang, Henan

1998-1999  Worked as a freelance photographer and cameraman for China Central TV inBeijing.

2000  Appointed as the Professor of Photography at the Shanghai Institute ofDesign, China

          Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai


PART OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Youyou,  OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai

          Youyou, Barn contemporary image gallery, Lanzhou

          Eight party six way, Pan-View, Zhengzhou

          Wall, OCAT, Xi‘an

          The other side, Aki Gallery, Taipei

2015  Black, White, Grey,  OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai

           Black, White, Grey, Mo Art Space, Henan

2013  Heart Steps, OFOTO Gallery, Shanghai


Lecture | Artist's Lecture: Maleonn's talk about photography. Return? Restart?

Time: May.13  2pm-4pm
Artist: Maleonn
Language: Chinese
Number of participants: 60 (RSVP)
Fee: Free
Location:2F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 231 West Nanjing Rd.

Notice: If you would like to visit the exhibition, please purchase tickets at the ticket center. 


During the "Transmedia ART Exhibition", Maleonn's work is "Leaves and Grass".


Look at me; then remember me

Before all is withered and laid to dust.


"Our lives are confined and defined by the mere existence of death, and it is extremely difficult for people to have a complete understanding of each other. Your adolescent desires for love and the fragile, bitter, and sweet experience of growth are exclusively in your own mind, much like grass as it foliates and then quietly withers away. Whenever I recall my own past, I observe it much like a silent and deathly specimen within a museum. "

--------Maleonn


We invite you to dream with Maleonn at MoCA Shanghai this Saturday.


How to RSVP:

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Lecture | MoCA & KUADArt Education Project 2016 No.1 by TOSHIKATSU IENARI

MoCA & KUAD Art Education Project

2016 No.1 by TOSHIKATSU IENARI

 

 

Speaker :TOSHIKATSU IENARI

Time: April 26th.,Tuesday, 2016 ,19:00—21:00

Language:Japanese

Interpreter: LIU Haoxing

Venue:3rd floor,Museum of Contemporary Art,Shanghai

Sponsers: MoCA & Kyoto University of Art and Design,

 

Introduction:

We invited associate professor Toshikatsu Ienari for the very first event of MoCA & KUAD Art Education Communication project. He is an architecture space designer, to share his experience of creating and practicing.  Project,

As an architecture space designer, Ienari works not only on the conventional architecture design but also the interior design, show spaces and product design.

Meanwhile,Ienari participates in various art exhibitions as an artist, and he will participate in the upcoming Mostra di Architetturadi Venezia with other artists on behalf of Japan.

 

About Speaker:

TOSHIKATSU IENARI

Associate Professor, KYOTO UNIVERSITY OF ART& DESIGN Department of Spatial Design

Co-founder of dot architects

Bachelor of law

 

He works with professionals and amateurs from various fields in the process of architectural designing and constructing to put his

 

He has co-built the Inclusive Architecture with the physically-challenged and he has also carried out a Research Project on Designing for Dignity together with those who use the barrier-free facilities. What’s more, Toshikatsu Ienari combines architecture with other subjects, such as architecture design,interior design, refit design and product design, to collaborate on various projects. And he is an executive committee member of the Kansai project DESIGNEAST on the theme of design of designing situation.

 

 

Admission& Booking: 
Free 
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City Walk No.2 Glamour,Shanghai — A Dream Along the Bund

CityWalk No.2

Glamour, Shanghai — A Dream Along the Bund

 

Speaker: GELidong

Time: April 23rd.2016Saturday ,14:00—16:00

Language:Chinese

 

Introduction:

When it comesto us when the Bund in Shanghai was divided as "the British ConcessionBund" and "French Bund”, it shows in the movie of 40s. As well thereexisted a true portrayal of the old Shanghai Concession, even till now.Shanghai has magic power when it turned a marshland becoming the symbol ofShanghai.

 

From north ofSuzhou River till the south of East Jinling Road, over a hundred years ofdevelopment, the achievements of the Bund has a kind of vigorous, forceful,graceful, and luxurious momentum. It was once a boatman to take the drudgeryand to towpath, which also brought together various architecture styles such asclassical, neo-classical style, Renaissance, Gothic, Baroque, Modern Western,and also modernist building coexistence. It has once been the representative ofthe Republic of China boom, as well as the Western political, financial,commercial powers and cultural center in Shanghai. Go for a height, lean on arailing and overlook the Huangpu River, enjoying a panoramic view whichreflects the profound cultural heritage of Bund and Shanghai.

 

The citywalking event will be guided by our senior urban explorer, GE lidong, and ledthe audience walking in old Shanghai's downtown shuttle around the Bund. Youmight be fascinated by the historical French rose or sentiment of classical andmodern architectural style of the Glamour in Shanghai.

 

Admission& Booking:

Freefor entrance. Reservations are required. For event booking and moreinformation, please follow us on Wechat and provide us with [event title, yourname, contact number, and number of people in your party].

 

Film & Lecture | The Legendary French Filmmaker — Arnaud Desplechin

Film& LectureThe Legendary French Filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin

 

Time: April 17th.2016 ,13:30—17:30

Process:

13:00 Film “Rois et Reine”

16:00 Lecture Speaker, Mengjin SUN

Venue3rd  floorMuseum ofContemporary ArtShanghai

 

About Filmmaker

French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin is an aficionado of auteur films. His career spans over 30 years,with more than 11 films to his name, 56 festival nominations, and several prizes,among which the Louis Delluc Prize in 2004 for Kings and Queen and the Étoile d’Orfor A Christmas Tale in 2009.

 

Born on 31stOctober 1960 in Roubaix, Arnaud Desplechin studied at the Institute for Advanced Cinema Studies where he received a degree in ‘direction and photography.’ Initially,  he worked as a director of photography. Then in 1991 he directed his first medium-length film, The Life of the Dead, which was shown at Cannes Critics’ Week and which won the Jean Vigo Prize. As well his undeniable talent for direction, Desplechin knows how to get the best out of his actors. Hehas unearthed several prodigies of French cinema, such as Emmanuelle Devos in Kingsand Queen. In 1992, Arnaud Desplechin directed his first feature-length film, The Sentinel, which also marked his first collaboration with the actor Mathieu Almaric.Four years later came the cinema release of his second feature film, My Sex Life…Or How I Got Into An Argument. Highly praised by the critics, the film confirmed the director’s talent and his position in the hallowed halls of French auteur cinema.It also allowed Mathieu Almaric to receive a Most Promising Actor César award.

 

In 2015, Arnaud Desplechin was once again on the Croisette for his film My Golden Days, for whichhe won the Best Director César in 2016 and which, 20 years after My Sex Life… OrHow I Got Into An Argument, relates the memories of Paul Dédalus.

 

About Film:

KINGS ANDQUEEN

France ,2004

150’ / mins

Stars/With: Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Deneuve

Language:French with English and Chinese subtitles

 

Nora is about to get married to a man she doesnt reallylove but who will be able to take care of her. Before it happens, she returnsto her fathers house in Grenoble to get back her son, Elias. Here, she finds out that her father is sick. She drives him to the hospital, where she learns that he is suffering from cancer that has spread throughout his body. During this time, Ismaël, one of Noras ex-lovers, is sectioned in a psychiatric hospital at the request of a friend whose identity he does not know. After protesting in vain, here signs himself to his fate and uses his stay to come to terms with himself. In the hospital, he meets Arielle, a young woman who has attempted suicide. Which is when Nora decides to seek him out and persuade him to adopt Elias

 

Aboutthe Speaker

Mengjin SUN, Film and music critics

 

 

Admission& Booking: 
General admission: 20RMB/person 
Free for MoCA Shanghai Members/ SH7èmeArt Members, please show card upon entry.

Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900 -103 /106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party

 

Lecture & Performance | The Asian Body — Butoh Dance

The Asian Body — Butoh Dance

 

 

Lecture

Speaker: KatsuraKan

Time:April 15th.2016 ,19:00—20:30

Language:Japanese/ Chinese

Venue3rd  floorMuseumof Contemporary ArtShanghai

 

Performance

Performer: KatsuraKan, White Fox Butoh

Time:April 16th.2016 ,19:00—20:30

Venue3rd  floorMuseumof Contemporary ArtShanghai

 

 

If we cometo the body itself, what will be found? Butoh, the surrealism of the body,emerged in Japan after World War II, and is now listed among the three new genresof modern dance, together with German choreographer Pina Bausch’s dance theatreand American postmodern dance. Butoh subverts the dancing skills and theaesthetics of body and movement in traditional dance——using the body to explainthe body itself rather than to explain the emotions and stories.

 

What is Butoh?

It has been five decades since butoh firstappeared after World War II and has become the base on which many world-famousmodern dance choreographers compose the movements, such as Bat Sheva DanceCompany and AkramKhan Company. In Japan, butoh is considered the cornerstone ofmodern dance. Art critics take the influence of butoh as “expanding thedefinition of dance”, and agree on that “butoh indeed is the modern danceinitiating in the East”.

 

Butoh regards the patterned skills in balletand gymnastics as invalid expressions, instead it creates the real bodymovements and skills with exploration, breakthroughs and suspicions. What butohvalues is the inheritance and development of modern dance in today’s world.

 

 

About Katsura Kan

Based in Kyoto, Katsura Kan is a master ofvutoh art, one of the earliest Japanese butoh artist, famous dancer, performer,performing instructor and choreographer. Kan blends different cultures whiletravelling the world and brings his unique butoh art to the world.

Kan joined Byakkosha (the most influentialButoh group of Hijikata Tatsumi’s Ankoku-Buyou, dance of darkness) in 1979 as adancer. Three years later, he studied stage lighting design from lightingdesign master Hirota Giichi and Noh from master Hirota Yukitoshi from 

 

He started to organize multinational dancecompany "Katsura Kan & Saltimbanques" in 1986 to find the liberalexplanation beyond the limitation of categories in modern dance. In 1992,funded by Japan Foundation and Kyoto, he held international workshop festival"Harvesting Beauty in the field” with Office Paradix K. This projectinvolves the artists from Southeast Asia to study the modernisation oftraditional Asian art forms on the premise of eliminating the influence of theWest intentionally.

 

Since 1997, Kan has been funded by severalprojects of Japan Foundation. He moved to Bangkok to work with visual artists,musicians, electronic artists, architects and theatre artists. In 2001, hestarted research project about "minority" to collaborate in Bosnia,Serbia and Greece in summer. His performances and teaching work enable him totravel to many remote areas in Africa, Europe and Asia, therefore his workshave the possibility to bring together the diverse cultures of the world.

 

 

Katsura Kan’s Most Important Works

Bhagavad-Gita based on Indian epicMahabharata;

Originatingfrom ancient Greek tragedies, La Mort D’Empedocle premiering in Paris

Highly praised performance Curious Fish atEdinburgh Festival Fringe

Now Kan focuses on the development of BeckettButoh Notation, which is based on Ankoku Butoh. The study has been funded byperforming art foundations of Japan, Europe and America. Kan is trying torealise the enlightenment of democracy by exploring the possibility of theglobalisation of butoh and Asian traditional theatres.

 

 

About Du Yufang (ToptoToeButoh) White FoxButoh

 

Born in Beijing, she graduated from BeijingDance Art Communication Institute of Beijing Dance Academy. In 2011, she beganto study the choreography system of butoh from Katsura Kan, and perform withhim in many countries as his student and butoh partner.

 

As an independent butoh dancer, she isinvited to give solo performances and organise workshops in Asia and Europe, workingwith butoh artists from different countries. Meanwhile, she studies therecognition of bodies in traditional Chinese medicine and Tai Chi and exploresthe individual when creating new butoh works.

 

 

Admission & Booking: 

Lecture, General admission: 30RMB/person  ,Free/MoCA Shanghai Member (Please show your card upon entry.)

Performance:80 RMB/Person

Reservationsare required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900 -103/106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provideyour name, contact number, and number of people in your party

 

Salon From Felt Tent to Cloud City: A Time Space Journey of Textiles & Architect

Salon | From Felt Tent to Cloud City: A Time Space Journey of Textiles & Architecture

 

Speaker: REN Jie

Time:April 9th, 2016 (Saturday) 14:00-16:00

Location: 3rd Floor of MoCA (Please use the lift next to the side door)

 

To most of us, fiber art is a fairly new conception. However, this artform, which is rooted in tradition but subverts the tradition, has alreadypenetrated everywhere of the modern life in various ways and has merged withdifferent subjects.

In architecture, fiber art has played distinguished roles throughout itsdevelopment. From ancient yurts to inner-room decorative tapestries, fromunconventional soft sculptures to self-contained fiber constructions, fiber artand architecture have had the indissoluble bond. The close relationship betweenthe two has inspired constant research and breakthroughs of artists andarchitects generation after generation, which meanwhile has blurred theboundaries of contemporary art and architecture.

 

Nowadays, fiber materials and soft materials have realised the fantasiesof architects and artists, gradually bonding the two respective identities. Thewild notions once considered Utopian actually carry some deep cultural meaning,and might be another brand-new start of the human civilisation.

 

AboutSpeaker:

REN Jie

 

 

Born in Shanghai in 1982, Ms Ren is and artist as well as a PhD of FiberArt of China Academy of Art, devoting to the study, research, creation andpromotion of contemporary fiber art. Recently, her individual exhibition washeld in Hangzhou and Shanghai, and she was invited to take part in severalgroup exhibitions. Fiber and soft materials was the focus of her works, which areclosely related to personal daily-life experiences, especially those smallstuffs, feelings and moments. She tries to reorganise these flexible andchangeable small things and creates new tempos, metaphors and dialogues fromthem. It is these abstract tiny things in life that she is interested in.

 

Admission& Reservation:

Free entrance for MoCA Culture Salon.Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name,contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card,please leave us your membership number.

 

WithIn • WithOut --- VIP Night

Time: 2016/03/25, Friday, 7-10 pm

Language: Chinese/English

Number: Under 25 People

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Fee: RMB 249 per capita (meal included)

 

Are you ready for dinner at MoCA on thepark on Friday night? The lights in exhibition rooms would be still on whenMoCA closed, with guided tour in Chinese and English version. We would like toshare the educational activities for the duration of Kris Yao’s exhibition foryour feedback and doable collaboration. A Guided Tour leads you to investigatehow light is used to create drama and communicate messages. For instance:Hsinchu High Speed Rail Station, Taiwan National Palace Museum, Water MoonMonastery, etc. This time there’s only 25 open places, we’ll expect you.

  

Reservation:

Reply MoCA WeChat “VIP+Name+ Mobile Phone+Numberof people”

After successful reservation you’ll receiveMoCA WeChat message.

Or

Telephone:63279900-106

E-mail:education@mocashanghai.org

Note your Name, Mobile Phone, Number of people

Reservation Deadline:03/23

Up-coming Public Space | Forum

‘Upcoming’ refers to the unknowns, suggesting infinite promises mixed with confusions. ‘Upcoming’ is a belief, also political, and most fittingly describes the contemporary context of public space. Does public space in China exist? Can artistic production create public space? If so, what kind of public space does art produce?

The two theme forums start from the questions and concern about public space and delve into theoretical discussions as well as practical operations. The opening session focuses on the theory, including the public meaning of space and the nature of public art. Invited guests include philosophers and anthropologists who speak and interact with guests. The second forum feature artists and curators who talk about the public meaning of art from the perspective of artistic creators. They also explore the ways of artistic practice and how art may help with or affect public space.


Forum 1: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Public, Public Space and Art


Time: 2016.3.12 (Saturday)   16:00~18:00

Speakers: Jiang Yuhui, Wang Jun, Zhao Qianfan

Moderator: Wang Jing

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Language: Chinese

 

Jiang Yuhui Ph.D. / Department of Philosophy East China Normal University  

Obtained his master’s degree at École normale supérieure, Ph.D. with Fudan University.   He translated Proust et les signes and Mille plateau, and author of Body Arts of Gilles Louis René Deleuze and Painting and Reality. Current research includes the open connectivity between Deleuze and contemporary art.

Research interests: contemporary French philosophy, artistic philosophy

 

Zhao Qianfan Ph.D. / Department of Philosophy Tongji University

Born in Fuzhou, Fujian province. Graduated in 2005 from the Ph.D. program in Zhejiang University. 2008 Alexandravon Homboldt Stiftung fellowship beneficiary . Visiting researcher with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 2013-2014. Translated Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morality. 

Research interests: German philosophy and aesthetics, particularly Frankfurt School and Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 

Wang Jun Ph.D. / Associate Professor Department of Foreign Philosophy Zhejiang University

Recieved his Ph.D. with University of Würzburg. Previously a visiting professor with TU Berlin as well as a visiting scholar with University of Vienna and the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong.

Research interests: contemporary European philosophy, German philosophy, phenomenology, lifestyle philosophy

 

Wang Jing (Adel)

Sound scholar, art anthropologist, sound event organizer.

Wang Jing gets her Ph.D. from the School of Interdisciplinary Art at Ohio University. Now she is an associate professor in the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University. Her book Sound and Affect: An Anthropology of China’s Sound Practice (Zhejiang University Press, 2015) explores the concepts of freedom, affect and sound through anthropological research on China’s sound culture. She is published in academic journals including Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies, International Review of Qualitative Research.  Her current research focuses on sound studies, sensory studies, performance studies, and anthropological methods.

She is an active organizer of sound events and talks and has organized more than 20 sound events in the city of Hangzhou from 2013 to 2015. From 2013 to 2014, she served as the academic curator of the monthly year–long series “Savaka: Asia Experimental Music Currents” at Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. In January 2015, she founded The Sound Lab at College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University. Wang Jing now lives and works in Hangzhou.Her Personal website: www.sonorouspresence.org

  

Forum 2. What is the Public Function in Public Art?

 

Time: 2016. 3.26 (Saturday)   16:00~18:00

Speakers: Shi Qing, Chen Yun, Yin Yi, Deng Yuejun

Moderator: Wang Jing

Language: Chinese

 

Shi Qing

Artist, now lives and works in Shanghai. Works involve rigs, videos, and performances. Involved in multiple shows and independent projects. Co-founder of Intense Space in 2014.  

 

Yin Yi

Born in Shanghai in 1978. Musician, artist, and curator. Fields of work includes audio, video, rigs, and music. Involved in curating shows and projects. Observes, interprets, and edits art from a unique perspective. Now lives and works in Shanghai.  

 

Chen Yun

Born in Shanghai. Bachelor degree from the News School of Fudan University and Master in communications of Hong Kong Chinese University. Project executive with westheavens.net since 2010. Co-founder of Dinghai Bridge project in 2014.

 

Deng Yuejun

New media artisit, born in Yunfu, Guangdong province. Bachelor degree with the New Media Department of China Fine Arts Academy. Graduate degree with the Cross Media Art School of China Fine Arts Academy. Involved in the art and media project with ZHDK 2011-2012. Works on show at Renlu, Imagination Lab, OCAT Shenzhen, Beijing Times Gallery, Shanghai Chi K11, Chengdu A4, etc. Whisper – Mechanical Butterfly in the collection of Shanghai Onehome How Art Hotel. Current works include rigs, paint and ink graphics, and audio rigs. Now lives and works in Hangzhou. Website: yuedream.net

 

Admission & Reservation:

Two forums are free but reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

Artist Lecture

Speaker: Kris Yao

Time: 14:00~15:30, March 6th, 2016

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai


Yao is the founder of KRIS YAO | ARTECH that gathers leading architects and professionals from Taipei, Shanghai, and other parts of the world. Yao is famous for incorporating the humanities and cultural elements into his architecture, which relates to human feelings and emotions in a theatrical and spiritual setting.

Yao will share his philosophy of architecture start from the exhibition WithIn·WithOut and his more than thirty years of professional experience to us.

 

About Artist:

Kris Yao, Hon. FAIA, founded KRIS YAO | ARTECH in Taipei in 1985. The firm is regarded as one of the most important architecture practices in the Asia-Pacific region. Throughout his 30 years of practices, Mr. Yao has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of California, Berkeley, the 2007 Taiwan “National Award for Arts”, the highest national honor for arts in Taiwan, and the prestigious Honorary Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects in 2014. Mr. Yao’s works are collected in several of his monographs, and have been widely featured in international magazines and architectural journals.

 

Admission & Reservation:

The lecture is free but reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

 

Lecture | Encounter-I serve as the medium for myself

Speaker: Huang Fangling

Time: 20th February 2016 (Saturday) 19:00-20:20
Location: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

 

Introduction:
Huang Fangling established a drama concept studio called a.f.art theatre Fangling in 2014. Based on the concept of theater, she combined with other types of art to “generate” many interesting sites and exhibition works. In the busy 2015, she “encountered” many exhibitions and live theatres. Besides, as an artist, she visited various European countries. Appreciating dramas and exhibitions as well as designing them comprises her whole life. 

At the end of March, 2015, she, working as an independent artist, completed The Maids in Enclave, the first theatre concept project, in the firstly opened MoCA pavilion.

In October 2015, under the subsidy of Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia Shanghai, she flied to Switzerland to carry out the artist lingering project which lasted for almost three months; the theater concept exhibition and onsite performance, Body Encounter concluded this project.

In this lecture, she will start the Switzerland theatre concept exhibition, Body Encounter, as the node to recount her medium and personal experience with the method of flashback. Meanwhile, from this special and trained medium, she will discourse what she have encountered since the initiation of the project of The Maids in Enclave and illustrate how she presents these experiences through in the form of dramas. 


About artist:


Huang Fangling, currently living and working in Shanghai, established “a.f.art theatre Fangling” in 2014, aiming to conduct the crossover experiment between contemporary art and drama. In her early years, Huang Fangling graduated from the PLA Institute of the Arts as Bachelor of Performing Art; in 2014, she obtained a master's degree in Theater Directing at Shanghai Theater Academy. She has also studied Art Management at the Central Academy of Art. She now works as both actress and director in Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center. In 2014, she has directed Harold Pinter's play, Old Times and starred in God of Garnage (2011), New Tenant (2012) as well as numerous other stage plays and TV series. In recent years, Huang Fang Ling has tried engaging herself in other fields of contemporary art, including appearing in video works of video artist Same Samore and cooperating with artists such as Shi Qing, Yin Yi and Jin Feng.

 

Admission & Reservation:

The lecture is free but reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

Lecture | Forms of Exhibition

Speakers: GAO Mingyan, WANG Yiquan

Time: February 20th (Saturday), 2016 15:00-16:30

Location: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

 

Works, no matter which forms they are in, are the results of artists’ creativity work, and therefore have been generally recognized as the arts itself. However, the exhibitions, where art works are displayed, are probably ignored by visitors because they are more focused on the works rather than the space they are in. Except for works, exhibitions are also important mediums that artists use to create and show diverse forms and features. The lecture will begin with Faith, Courage, Three Pounds of Flax, an exhibition at MoCA Pavilion last year, then GAO Mingyan and WANG Yiquan will share their study on exhibitions and the forms of exhibitions they have observed in the past few years, including those held in a factory,  WeChat Moments and hotel rooms, as well as an exhibition featuring “jumping off the a building”.


 About artists:


Gao Mingyan, born in 1983 in Shanghai, lives and works in Shanghai. He graduated from Shanghai Art & Design Academy with a BA in Exhibition Design (2005). His solo exhibitions include Life Roles (Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 2013), What Else Can I Do? (Goethe Institute, Shanghai, 2012), Intervene (A4 Contemporary Art Centre, Chengdu, 2011), and in 2009 he was exhibited at the10th Baltic Triennial in Lithuania as a member of COMFORTABLE project. He has curated many exhibitions, including Vanishing (DDM Warehouse, 2009), Gray Fertilizer Is Gray (Shanghai No.17 Plastic Factory, 2008), and One Ninth (BizArt Art Center, Shanghai, 2006).

 

Wang Yiquan, born in 1987 in Beijing, now lives in Shanghai. He graduated from Beijing International Studies University with a BA in Journalism (2010) and then studied MA Narrative Environments at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (2012). His works have been exhibited at the 2nd CAFAM Future Exhibition (CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, 2015), Closing Ceremony (Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai, 2014), the 5th Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival (Penghao Theatre, Beijing, 2014) and The Performance Night (am art space Shanghai, 2013). His work will be exhibited in the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial this year in September.

 

Admission & Booking:

The lecture is free but reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

Tomorrow’s Table, New Book Sharing Convention · Shanghai

Speaker: YU Shi(writer), ZENG Yulian(Ben Lai Life website), HE Yuan(FM101.7 broadcaster), YAO Yao(writer)

Time: 2016.1.17(Sunday) 14:00~16:00

Language: Chinese

Location: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

 

A philosopher of ancient Rome has once said that agriculture is not only an art, but also a very important and noble art.

Modern environmental writer Rachel Carson has once said that we firmly believe that we have “the right to know”.

The revolution of your table is no longer as simple as chores such as shopping at the supermarket, setting up the table and sharing pictures in WeChat Moments.

The table which once was warm and quiet has already become a battlefield of the smoke of gunpowder.

Massive population growth, environmental pollution, overuse of pesticide, illegal use of food additives and deceptive selling tactics of supermarkets…

Food is changing and your table is revolving, and what is your choice?

 

Admission &Booking: 

Free entrance to this activity with MoCA regular ticket, but specific reservation is requires. Now the present exhibition at MoCA is “Frameless Heads” Solo Exhibition by Hyung Koo Kang.

For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party.

[MoCA Lecture] Capitalize Self — the History of Portrait

Speaker: WANG Di

Time: January 9th, 2016, Saturday, 14:00-16:00

Language: Chinese

Location: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai


About the Lecture:

Portrait is an important art form reflecting and expressing human spirit and image. With the changes of technology and thoughts in thousands of years, portrait painting has experienced the idolized era, documentary era and mass reproduction era; meanwhile, it has evolved from sacred images to vivid record of character images, not to mention its contribution to the reveal of human spirit.

This lecture will display portrait masterpieces of famous painters  home and abroad, such as Da Vinci, Titian Vecellio, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Diego Velazquez, Chardin, John Singer Sargent, Vincent van Gogh, Franco Modigliani, Dali, Andy Warhol, as well as YAN Liben, CHEN Honshou, ZENG Jing, YU Zhiding, PAN Yuliang. Together we will explore the mental development of human beings during the appreciation of art.


About the Speaker:


Dr. Wang is an associate professor of Department of Fine Arts, East China Normal University, as well as an art history scholar and curator. He is also the author of The Relation between Poets and Paintings in Suzhou in Mid Ming Dynasty and The Dictionary of Western Art and Artists.

 

Admission & Booking:

This lecture is free but reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

Frameless Heads——Artist Lecture

Speaker: Hyung Koo Kang, HUANG Du

Time: January 8th, 2016 19:00~21:00

Language: Korean, Chinese

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai


In this lecture, we will invite Hyung Koo Kang, the participating artist of the exhibition “Frameless Heads”, and HUANG Du, the famous curator and critic, in combine with the exhibition to talk about Mr. Kang’s artistic vision, painting methods and new trends in the future. 


About the Speaker:

Hyung Koo Kang

Hyung Koo Kang, born in 1955, is a Korean artist famous for hyper-realistic portraits, which yet cannot be simply classified as Hyperrealism. Rather than merely depicting famous celebrities in the picture, he combines them with contemporary images from film, and reinvents the subject through exquisite craftsmanship. He uses a variety of possible tools in his paintings such as airbrush, nails, electric drill, cotton buds, toothpicks and erasers. In order to actualize a subject that doesn’t exist, Kang expresses the potential and possible realities in a hyper-realistic manner rather than merely unveiling reality itself. The historic figures that are recreated into contemporary images touch the viewer with a tactile gaze again exchanging with the gaze of the audience, as they secretly form an emotional bond.


Huang Du 

 

Admission & Booking:

This lecture is free but reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

Voice of Future-- The Development of Electronic Music and Pop Music

Speaker: HUANG Xi

Time: December 26th, 2015 (Saturday) 14:00~16:00

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

 

In this era of information explosion, an increasing number of music lovers are able to listen to their favorite music; meanwhile various new and vigorous musicians are emerging. You must have encountered the so-called “Voice of future” in your daily life without intention.

 

This series invites sound artist Huang Xi to talk electronic music in the form of lecture and workshop, including displaying section to interact with the audience. This lecture is the first part of the series; you will have a deeper understanding of the concept of electronic music and its impact on the contemporary music ever since its first appearance.

 

Around 1807, French physicist Baron Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier proposed the concept of mixing the sounds. In the following century, a large number of composers and musicians devoted to the experiment of structures of music and instruments.

 


Telharmonium, invented by American engineer Thaddeus Cahill in 1900, is considered as the start of modern electronic instrument. 


The instrument was invented by a young Russian physicist named  Léon Theremin who moved to America. And the rhythm he invented in 1930 is the embryonic model of electronic drum.


It is interesting that electronic music reminds some people who lost their memories the fact that that they are actually robots. In spite of the fact that electronic music has the features of pioneer and future; in some way, it is like a scalpel. In terms of style, electronic music is the Lego of music, which uses abstract pixels to describe the essence of reality. If you are interested in electronic music, sign up for the lecture and join us to talk about voice of future.


About the Speaker:


HUANG Xi

Born in 1989 and using the alias Rh+ to publish music works, Huang Xi is a sound artist who established Waves Lab Studio in 2014. He is obsessed with the occurrence and principle of auditory effect and creates with the aid of vision and audition. He takes his creation as the way to recognize himself.

 

Admission & Booking:

Free entranceto this activity with MoCA regular ticket, but specific reservation isrequires. Now the present exhibition at MoCA is “Frameless Heads” Solo Exhibitionby Hyung Koo Kang.

For eventbooking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or emaileducation@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, andnumber of people in your party.

[Compare——Three Gorges and The Images] Lecture Series IV - Science and Poem

Speaker: CAI Qinghua

Time: December 19th 2015 (Saturday) 14:00~16:00

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai


About the Lecture:

Three Gorges is a fantastic geological miracle and the very research subject that every scientist has been dreaming of. Three Gorges is also the very part where cultures are interchanged and spread, and everlasting poems stream through and pass on. Mr. CAI Qinghua has  long been monitoring and studying the ecological environment of Three Gorges Reservoir Area. To him, Three Gorges and poems are definitely inseparable.

 

About the Speaker:

Graduated in 1983 from Wuhan University, CAI Qinghua is ecologist now working as a researcher at Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Science. He has been leading several research project concerning ecological problems of Three Gorges.


Admission & Booking:

Free. Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

 

About partners:
Ray art center

Established in 2008, the Ray Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to photo-based art. The Center carries a threefold mission to support research into the history and theories of photography in China, to sponsor practices of contemporary photography and to raise public awareness and understanding about photography and contemporary visual culture. Based on the above, over the past six years, the Ray Art Center has been developing the Ray Sights website and organizing a range of educational events, including the Ray Chat series. Beginning in 2014, the Center established the Ray Space, which serves as a case-study platform exhibiting the latest projects and alternative practices of photographers and artists; this will also occasionally serve as a showroom for research work produced by RAC. Over this period, the Center also began work on a book series called Ray Sights: an Anthology of Photography Writings, which will be published on a biannual or triennial basis and introduce important historical research and photography criticism from overseas, and will also include fresh contributions by Chinese authors.

 

The Paper

Lecture | Artist meets architect

Speaker: Veronika Spierenburg, Darren X Zhou

Time: 2015.11.20 (Fri) 19:00~21:00

Venue: 2F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

 

Introduction:

The newest project going on at the Pavilion is based on the thoughts of Swiss artist Veronika Spierenburg for what she has seen and heard after her arrival in Shanghai. The central aspect of her work lays in the collision between bodies and architectures, movement and space. Veronika Spierenburg always uses various media to analyze the connections between them and she keeps trying to explore in a brand-new perspective.

Veronika has been to El Salvador, São Paulo, Japan, etc. to research and investigate local architectures. During her trip to China, she has visited many architectures to look into their historical background and architectural styles. In this lecture, Veronika will invite Darren as the guest to have a conversation about the architectures in Shanghai, his research and practice as an architect, as well as the current cooperation between architects and artists.

As an artist, Veronika often places the visitors into a new architecture where nobody can sense the time to reveal the motion and tension deeply concealed under the calm surface of architecture. While Darren, as an architect in an era with rapid urbanization and modernization,  lays more emphasis on the culture of architectures and social protection consciousness to the city and natural environment. Now with the growing cooperation between artists and architects, how do both sides differ in the views regarding to the forms, social function and historical value of the architectures? Are they incompatible or do they try to reach the same goal by different ways?

 

About the speaker

Veronika Spierenburg

Born in 1981. Education: 2005 – 2006, MA Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Solo Exhibitions: We’d rather not talk about Ludwig, Das Leserad, Between Handle and Blade. Group Exhibitions: Vordemberge-Gildewart, Nicht Neues, sic! Raum für Kunst. Publications: 《Ecke Hoek Hörn》, 《In Order of Pages》. Artist in Residence: Genua, Sao Paulo, Japan and Shanghai.

 

Darren X Zhou

Singaporean architect based in Shanghai, assistant professor at HKU SSC. He is also a partner at SKEW Collaborative. SKEW is a research and design firm that looks at urban artifacts and the issues facing post-colonial and Asian cities. SKEW's work includes architecture, interiors, and exhibition installations. Through research and analysis, SKEW aims to create innovative and critical works with a unique position on the city. 

Lecture | A Conversation Between Godfather of Hong Kong Culture and the Prince o


Main Speaker: Danny YUNG     ZHANG Jun     XU Sijia 

Time: 19:30-21:30, Nov. 13 (Sat.),2015

Location:MoCA


As one of the tree major performing arts in the world, Kunqu can be rated as the finest example of Chinese classics with its 600-year history. Though once being quite popular in Ming and Qing Dynasty, for years it has undergone a series of remarkable changes under the influence of western dramas, movies and other cultures as well as  art forms. How can we connect the traditional era with the modern epoch? How can we break the cultural barriers?How can we think outside the box to crush the stereotype of cultural consumerism?

Kunqu, drama, pioneer, stage art……These words sound quite familiar. When they are blended together, various forms of performance emerge. On Friday, MoCA invites three distinguished guests in these fields to join in a conversation at the museum. Danny Yung, the godfather of Hong Kong Culture, has written and directed more than 100 stage plays including Stories of Hong Kong series and A Hundred Years of Solitude series. Zhang Jun, the Prince of Kunqu is the first who sets the stage of Kunqu into classical Chinese gardens, reviving the old secret of hospitality, which is to set a stage when the guests arrive at someone’s place. What’s more, we have invited Xu Sijia, who is an excellent Kunqu performer in many classics.

What kind of spark shall we expect to find in this conversation? What kind of opinion does Danny Yung hold of contemporary arts? How will Zhang Jun and XuSijia present their live performance? Please stay tuned for A Conversation Between Godfather of Hong Kong Culture and the Prince of Kunqu, lecture series for the 2015 Contemporary Kunqu Week.

 

About the Main Speakers

Danny YUNG

Danny Yung is a Hong Kong drama director, also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture and the winner of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Born in Shanghai in 1943, Yung moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was 5, and later went to the architecture department of UC Berkeley and graduate school of Columbia, where he graduated with a master degree in urban design and planning. Yung started his artistic creation and joined in various artistic activities after he returned back to Hong Kong in 1979. He has been the art director of Zuni Icosahedron, responsible for directing, writing and stage designing. His works include Journey to the East series, Stories of Hong Kong series, A Hundred Years of Solitude series, etc.

 

ZHANG Jun

Zhang Jun, a State First-Class Artist awarded as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, has received numerous awards including Plum Performance Award, Shanghai Magnolia Performance Actor Award, UN Award for the Promotion of Kunqu, etc, and is honored as the Prince of Kunqu. He specializesin the young man’s role in Kunqu, and is the student of famous performers, i.e.Can Zhengren, Yue Meiti, Zhou Zhigang and Yu Zhenfei. In 2010, he creatively moved the stage of Kunqu from theater to classic garden and made the debut of A Kunqu Opera in the Garden-Peony Pavilionin a century-old garden in Zhujiajiao, a water town in the suburbs of Shanghai; later the show has had a world tour in America, France and Germany. In 2011,Zhang Jun combined Shui Mo Qiang, a main stream music for voices in a Kunqu, and contemporary music elements of world music together to initiate his very own “Kunplug” with the aid of 3D holographic sound technic and stage art.

 

XU Sijia

Born in 1985 and graduated from Jiangsu Drama School, Xu Sijia is now a performer at Jiangsu Kunqu Opera House. She has received many drama awards and performed in many Kunqu classics.

Lecture | Art Scene in Kyoto

Speaker: Onogi Hiroto

 

Time: Nov. 7th, 2015 (Sat.) 15:00-17:00

Language: Japanese (with Chinese translation)

Interpreter: LIU Haoxing

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (Please enters from the entrance)

 

Organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Kyoto University of Art and Design

 

 

Professors who devote themselves into art education like Kenmei Nagaoka, Jiki Hatori, Gouno Wakabayashi, Kohei Nawa, Tatsuo Miyajima and No Tsubaki, are also active in their own fields of creation as designers, sculptors and modern artists. The brands or the studios they set are not only the annotation of their own unique artistic characteristics but also the culture landmark of glory in Kyoto.

In this lecture, Onogi Hiroto,the Vice President of Kyoto University of Art and Design, will share with us the existing circumstances of art galleries, designer brands/studios and art bookstores, as well as everything else about art in Kyoto.

 

About Speaker:


Onogi Hiroto

 

Vice President, Kyoto University of Art and Design

Managing Director, Uryuyama Academic Foundation

Professor of Department of Spatial Design

Director, Research Center for Primary and Secondary Art Education

Director, Creation and Development Center

 

Graduated from sculpture major of Kyoto City University of Arts

Started publishing works through personal exhibitions, competition displays and joint-exhibitions in 1967

Started working as stereo shaping designer in 1972

Worked as the human-figure maker in “Body Works” by Issey Miyake in 1983 and has cooperated with fashion designers since then

He has taken part in “Heart” by Issey Miyake, “Costumes of Mouri” by Mouri Tomio and “THREE WOMAN” by Rei Kawakubo, “Masks in Equatorial Areas of Africa”, “Music and Musical Instruments of Latin Africa”, “KENZO”, “Printed Clothes of Modern Java” in Japan National Museum of Ethnology and worked as art director and organizer for art museums and exhibitions. Besides, he has joined projects such as“Lighting up Nijojo, the world heritage of Kyoto” and “Shimane Prefecture MATSUE”. And he also has organized creative activities named as “What is a friendly environment like”.

 

Admission & Booking: 
Free entrance to this activity with MoCA regular ticket, but specific reservation is requires. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party.

Lecture | 108 MINUTES A DAY (GAGARIN) --About experience and imagination

Lecture | 108 MINUTES A DAY (GAGARIN)

About experience and imagination

Vittorio Santoro in conversation with Betty Liu

 

Speaker: Vittorio Santoro, Betty Liu

Time:2015 11 06 (Friday)  19:00~21:00

Venue: F3, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Language: English (with Chinese translation)

 

Introduction

Yuri A. Gagarin, the first human to have a journey into outer space.

At 09:07 in the morning of April 12th, 1961, a Soviet called Yuri Gagarin, carried in a spacecraft for 108 minutes, finished the first manned space flight. This is the first time ever in human’s history that human could see the planet they had lived. Yuri Gagarin didn’t see the borders or the wars; all he saw was an oasis in the universe which was shared by human beings. 

As for this Soviet, these 108 minutes has become the most glorious moment in his life. Starting with this, Vittorio Santoro started his exploration of “the 108 minutes” moments of ordinary people. 

Vittorio will first introduce what he has been doing in art these years, and the process of creation and concept of the “108 minutes a day”. Later Vittorio will have a conversation with Betty Liu, share what he has interviewed people from all walks of life in China about the most important moments of their lives, and his insight about “art” as an artist—what we are actually talking about when we are talking about art. 

The dialogue guest Betty is not one of the so-called “art world”. As a consultant for cross cultural communication and strategic, she has been long communicating with people from different cultures and field, therefore her questions will be totally different from those from the “art world”, like curators, artists or art historians. So in which unique perspective will Betty have this dialogue with Vittorio? Let’s wait and see.

 

About the Speaker


Vittorio Santoro

Vittorio Santoro’s multi-faceted work comprises sculptures, drawings, installations, works in the public sphere, sound pieces as well as video and filmic works. His works are rooted in everyday observations, but push beyond them to reveal latent historical, aesthetic, socio-political, or even metaphysical realities. His characteristically intricate visual sensibility conceals a tension between the referential possibilities of objects and the choreographic nature of their placement in context. For each work Santoro chooses specific ways to generate desired effects believing that creativity is an ongoing process of continual change and reaction. In presenting his work with an obvious but researched artificiality and abstraction without noticeable explanations he ensures that the audience maintains an objective perspective on it. Santoro is sensitive to the unassuming nature of everyday interactions and through subtle means examines the notion of individual agency as it plays out within larger networks of clichés, common ideals, models of authority, or processes involving manipulation and power.

 


Betty Liu

Consultant for cross cultural communication and strategic, devoting to cross cultural training, brand promotion and public relations planning. She used to be the writer for several English and Chinese media. Betty has been focusing on social innovation, sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and the development and communication of design, culture and art in home and abroad.

 

Admission & Booking:

This lecture is free but reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. 

Lecture | Fuzzy boundaries: Contemporary art in novel

Speaker: btr

Time: 2015 10 17 (Saturday)  14:00~16:00

Venue: MoCA Pavilion

Language: Chinese


Lecture | Out of the Standard

Speaker: GU Weiying

Time: 2015 10 16 (Friday) 19:00~20:30

Venue: MoCA Pavilion

Language: Chinese

Three Gorges: Changes Captured in Photography

Time: 14:00-16:00, Saturday, 19 September, 2015
Speaker: Xu Haifeng

The Three Gorges is one of the top photography destinations in the world, offering dazzling landscapes, rich local culture, and amazing changes in process. Since the 19th century, global photographers have been attracted to the Three Gorges. Photographer Xu Haifeng will share his works over several months’ travel in the year of 2014, works that capture the amazing dam region. Like other photographers, Xu seeks to address two questions using his photography: How to continue the photography tradition capturing the region; and what is the region like today?   

About the speaker
Xu Haifeng, a photographer, now works with The Paper. His works have been selected by multiple shows and included in collections such as Shanghai: A Great City (1942-2010)Sleeping was selected in the 2012 Photography Festival in Chonju, Korea. Watching China was selected in the 2012 Pingyao International Photography Show and obtained the social category award. 
  

Shanghai Style

Speaker: CHUN Zi


Time: 14:00-16:00, Saturday, 12 September, 2015


Venue: F2, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
 

“Blind date” – How far from true love? – Some thoughts on young people’s marriag

Time: 14:00-16:00, 2 August, 2015

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, 3rd floor

Language: Chinese

Speakers: Fu Titi, Liang Jie, Qian Jianan

Moderator: Wu Jiayin


“Incidental Rendezvous” as part of “Love in the Park” that will take place at MoCA Pavilion soon, the weekly “dating market” at the People’s Park features, as well as the popularity of online blind dates – all these art projects, social phenomena and emerging dating industries, not only reflect on the current marriage phenomenon, but also about how modern people think about the concept of marriage today. Such situation is a result of past and tradition as well as economy’s basic laws of nature, but at the same time is it affected by the Zeitgeist. Do you want to get married? Who do you want to marry? These have become “real” philosophical issues for young people. 

Columnist Fu Titi, author Qian Jianan and economist Liang Jie, will share their thoughts on these issues, including: Is the capacity for love lost in the modern youth? Is there no ability to love? Are those who choose to marry happier than those who choose not to? (Based on a previous survey by Liang Jie) If blind dates are a normal situation in the current marriage context, do people look at it with a strange eye?  


Admission & Booking: 

The lecture is free of charge, but reservation is required (MoCA VIP members please notify us with your ID when booking). For reservation or more information please contact us at 63279900-106 or by email at education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide us with your name, contact number and the number of seats you want to reserve to finish your reservation. 

 

[Contrast——The Three Gorges and its Images] Lecture Series——Three Gorges of Them

Time: July 25th 2015(Saturday) 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Chen Xi
 
Location: MoCA Shanghai 3rd floor (please take the elevator at side gate)
Host: MoCA Shanghai, The Paper , Ray Art Center
Curator: Xia Youzhi
 
Introduction:
Mobile Internet has changed the way in which images are created and spread. When we come to the decision to have a multi-media cover of a product, in which way are we going to acquaint the audience with the ongoing changes in Three Gorges? Video production, in particular, needs new solutions to its concept, technology and aesthetics. But, anyhow, the common problems that require solutions are that what on earth do we want to tell when we film The Three Gorges, and that for those living there, what are they going to tell us.
About the Speaker: 
Chen Xi, graduated from University of China Communication. He is now the video editor of Oriental Morning Post and The Paper.

Admission & Booking: 
50RMB/person, 25RMB/per student, Free/MoCA Membership. Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106,or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

【Lecture】Exhibition:Shanghai Ever | Artist Lecture Sometimes

Speaker: Pan Jianfeng

Time: July 11th, 2015 (Saturday) 14:00-16:00

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai 3rd floor

 

Introduction:

TheArtist Pan Jianfeng has become attached with ink-brushes and Xuan paper eversince his childhood. After graduating from China Academy of Art and studyingabroad in the UK, he now settles in Shanghai and Helsinki. From a designdirector of a world-known advertising agency to a freelance artist, Pan spent asolid fifteen years to build his unique style of Chinese ink painting withurban culture.

 

Whatartists have been thinking and painting in the last few years will be used asthe clue of the lecture, which will also include the sharing and discussingwith the audience about:

“Whatis art? Is it a lifestyle of self-redemption? Having been engaged in the busyworkplace of Shanghai for many years, I realized that only by reclaiming one’sinner peace can he continue living, and that retaking ink-brushes and Xuanpaper may be the most efficient way......How to make art? We start from now,and we start from everyday by finding the wisdom and art in daily life......Howto use pen and ink? How to unify writing and painting? Establishing a visualsystem that will develop is much more interesting than simply drawing apicture!”

 

About the Speaker:

Graduated from BCU Birmingham Institute of Art and Design,University of Central England and China Academy Of Art.Heis holder of two Master degrees of Visual Communication Design.His ideas arefull of inspiration and artistic design concept of humanistic,which demonstrate theartist’s concern to a new understanding of daily life in China.

 

Booking/Admission:

The lecture is free of charge, but reservation is required (MoCA VIP members pleasenotify us with your ID when booking). For reservation or more informationplease contact us at 63279900-106or by email at education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide us with your name, contactnumber and the number of seats you want to reserve to finish your reservation.Many thanks.

 

[MoCA Forum] A Wrinkle in Time and Space-Artist Talk with Urs August Steiner

A Wrinkle in Time and Space
Artist Talk with Urs August Steiner

Speaker: Julie ChunUrs August Steiner

Time: 19:00-21:00, June 6th (Friday), 2015

Location: MoCA Pavilion (Near Gate No.7 of Renmin Park, No.231, West Nanjing Road)

 

Introduction:

The Swiss conceptual artist Urs August Steiner will be in conversation with art historian Julie Chun to discuss highlights from his previous works and how the poster for H. G. Wells' movie The Time Machine inspired his current solo project Orbit 2046.  

This talk is open to the public and is a part of MoCA Shanghai's public education program. The Project is supported by Pro Helvetias artist residency program Shanghai, in collaboration with MoCA Shanghai.

 About Guest

Urs August Steiner's 1980* interest in film manifests itself in his dismantling of tropes and turning points in movies. Recontextualizing important events, symbols, or scenes through a process of fragmentation, he looks to interrogate image and sound, time and space, as agents in the cinematic experience. He has worked across several media and has shown internationally. He is the recent winner of the Fokus Art Prize, with an upcoming solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Glarus (2016).

Julie Chun (MA, Art History) is a Korean American art historian and lecturer who has been covering the arts in Shanghai since 2011. She currently serves as the Art Convener of the Royal Asiatic Society China in Shanghai and is a contributing writer for Randian  (燃点) and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art.

About Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia Shanghai Artist in Residency projectMuseum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai will work with Pro Helvetia Shanghai to carry out the project “Artist in Residency”. Pro Helvetia Shanghai will invite two Swiss artists to come and stay in Shanghai, and MoCA Shanghai will introduce local artistic environment and relevant resource to the artists. During their stay, the two artists will present one or two workshops/lectures. And the artists will hold an exhibition in MoCA Pavilion to summarize their creation at the end of their stay.

Admission & Booking:
Free entrance; reservation is not required.  For more information, please contact us at education@mocashanghai.org or by phone at63279900-106.

[MoCA-KUAD Art Education Project] Miwa YANAGI

Guest: Miwa YANAGI

Date: 15:00-17:00, May 30th(Saturday) 2015

Language: Japanese (with Chinese translation)

Venue: 3F, MoCA, Shanghai (Gate 7, People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road)

Organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan Foundation, Beijing


Introduction
As an outstanding japanese contemporary artist, Niwa YANAGI specializes in photography and multi-media performance. In this lecture, Mrs. YANAGI will share with us her pratice and experience in art creation.


About Miwa YANAGI
Modern Artist
Kyoto University of Art & Design Arts Professor
From 1993 to 1999, Miwa YANAGI completed her renowned work, Elevator Girl series, marking the starting point of her attention on women in modern society.

In an interview she said, “when I created Elevator Girl, I talked with a lot of young girls. I felt that these women actually have dreams about their future, but they hide their dreams sedulously to pander to the society,when I asked them about their dreams for old age,I got varies answers.”
It became the catalyst that encouraged Miwa YANAGI created “My Grandmother” series;she started to think about why only the people who lost their youth could get the liberation of themselves.
In the after creation, Miwa YANAGI created the famous “Fairytale” and “Windswept Women” series photographic works.
In recent years, Miwa YANAGI’s focus is shifted to theater. In 2014, during the Yokohama Triennale, a mobile stage creation was launched.
PARASOPHIA 2015, an updated version of the mobile stage creation integrated stage, trailer, and projects.
As one of the most famous female artists in Japan,Miwa YANAGI was invited to attend many significant international exhibitions, the most well-known one is her participation in 53th Venice Bi-annual Show as a representative of Japan; and 2014 Yokohama Triennale.


About MoCA-KUAD Art Education Project
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan and The Japan Foundation, Beijing are collaborating together to develop MoCA-KUAD Art Education Project in 2015. We would invite excellent Japanese artists and professorsto present art education projects. We sincerely hope the cooperation platform constructed by our three parties will provide Chinese contemporary art scenewith more chances to have dialogue with the whole world, and meanwhile we alsohope this project will bring Shanghai audience more information and resource about Japanese art and culture.


8 HZ Talk Show #3

During the project, 8Hz Hypnosis will invite guests from fields of art and psychology to give lectures, talk shows and workshops aiming at providing the audience with a more open platform to experience and explore the crossover between art and psychology.
 
Guests: Carola Uehlken, Katy Roseland
Time: 18:30-20:00, May 25th (Monday), 2015
 
Location: MoCA Pavilion (Near Gate No.7 of Renmin Park, No.231, West Nanjing Road)
 
Introduction:
It will be a heated discussion about art and psychology, a talk show following the guideline set by the artist, a transdisciplinary communication involving people from circles of art and psychology. 8 Hz Hypnosis Lab is to premiere the first episode of 8 HZ Talk Show Series which aim at providing the audience with a more open platform to experience and explore the crossover between art and psychology.
 
Guests:
Carola Uehlken
"In Gent (Belgium) there is a contemporary art museum. It is an old psychiatrie. I hated wandering through the building. I loved the space shuttle with the psychological self test in the end of the corridor. I hated that it didn’t tell me, if I am ok."
Artist, Curator, Writer
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Shanghai, China
 
Katy Roseland 
ART is the product of practices which evolve from psychosis. Art happens when we're insane enough to make something and lucky enough to complete it. 
Katy Roseland works in performance and site specific installation. She is involved in social-arts projects and co-founded Basement 6 experimental art center in 2013. Interested in online anonymity and how the internet translates as a public space, she performs in the webosphere under an undisclosed pseudonym.

8 HZ Talk Show #2

During the project, 8 Hz Hypnosis will invite guests from fields of art and psychology to give lectures, talk shows and workshops aiming at providing the audience with a more open platform to experience and explore the crossover between art and psychology.
 
Guests: Yu He, Suyue, Wang Yiquan, Yuan Huiling
Time: 19:00-20:30, May 24th (Sunday), 2015
 
Location: MoCA Pavilion (Near Gate No.7 of People's Park, No.231, West Nanjing Road)
 
Introduction:
It will be a talk show following the guideline set by the artist, a transdisciplinary communication involving people from circles of art and psychology. 8 Hz Hypnosis Lab is to premiere the first episode of 8 HZ Talk Show Series which aim at providing the audience with a more open platform to experience and explore the crossover between art and psychology.

YU HE
'The prospect of an art work is the mirror of the artist’s sprit.'
YU HE is an avid contemporary art practitioner in the fields of the body performance, visual arts and poetry.  For over 10 years, she was an urban professional, working in business functions while she had a fortuitous encounter that would change the course of her life forever.  The encounter with contemporary art, was such a revelation that the overwhelming passion she felt then has yet to subside.  Self-taught and instinctual, she took her way of embracing with contemporary art as opportunity of creative freedom, a natural celebration of giving full expression to her need to create.   Featuring bodily language and poetic imagery, her works depict a vast landscape of the emotional and spiritual agony and ascending power that comes with it, and her journey of finding her personal truth as well as the supreme reality of the universe.  She is currently doing a residency program with Swatch Peace Hotel Art Center.  Her recent works includes a few performance works staged at MOCA, Long Museum and Rock Bund Museum in 2014, a performance work staged at Duo Lun Art Museum in April 2015.  Her short films have been screened on a few film forums and exhibitions in China.  For more information about her work, please go to www.infiniteartco.com.
 
Suyue
'It is asserted in Shuo Wen Jie Zi that ‘ Yi (art) is sowing’. The oracle bone inscription of ‘Yi’ looks like a person who is planting a little tree, what’s special about it is that the tree is implanted into one’s mind rather than the earth. Various activities concerning ‘Yi’ are special ways where ancient Chinese people comprehend heavenly Dao, interpersonal relationship and themselves. Also, among which lies in nature of life. Yi teaches people how to live between heaven and earth as well as realize the nourishing power of the universe. The promotion of Yi can bring about self cultivation, family harmony, country management and world peace.
Therefore, art is a practice towards mental development from the very beginning.'
A fan of traditional culture and psychology
Art is to imagine, artist is one's imagination.
 
Wang Yiquan
'Art is to imagine, artist is one's imagination'
Born in Beijing in 1987 and currently living in Shanghai. His art practice consists of complicated facets and various forms, mainly focusing on three seemingly isolated but intrinsically interrelated fields:: performance, object and writing. His recent exhibitions include The 5th The Beijing Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival (Penghao Theatre, 2014), 2nd ‘CAFAM-Future’ Exhibition (CAFA Art Museum, 2015),Closing Ceremony (Basement 6 Collective,2014), am Theatre (am Art Space, 2013), etc.
 
Yuan Huiling
'Art is the link between people.'
A psychotherapist focusing on cognitive behavior tendency; obtained national secondary certificate in 2011; received trainings on mental focus and CBD from 2011 to 2013; an art amateur.

8 HZ Talk Show #1

During the project, 8Hz Hypnosis willinvite guests from fields of art and psychology to give lectures, talk showsand workshops aiming at providing the audience with a more open platform toexperience and explore the crossover between art and psychology.

 

Guests: Mu Jin, Song Zuanhao, Yan Xiaodong,Zhang Jiaqi

Time: 15:30-17:00, May 16th (Saturday), 2015

Location: MoCA Pavilion (Near Gate No.7 of Renmin Park, No.231, West Nanjing Road)

 

Intorduction:

It will be a heated discussion about artand psychology, a talk show following the guideline set by the artist, a transdisciplinarycommunication involving people from circles of art and psychology. 8 HzHypnosis Lab is to premiere the first episode of 8 HZ Talk Show Series whichaim at providing the audience with a more open platform to experience andexplore the crossover between art and psychology.

 

Guests:

Mu Jin

‘ The relationshipbetween individual and society is no longer as important as it used to be, whatmatters now is to explore an invidual’s inner world, in which we pay efforts tofind out what has been left behind after weal and woe, wax and wane.’

Director/Artist

Mu Jin graduated from Ecolenationalesupérieured‘artde Nancy, then worked for Le Fresnoy State Contemporary Art Studio, doingresearch on multimedia and image. Now she lives at Shanghai as an independentfilmmaker and one of the few female Chinese video-artists. Her video works havebeen selected into various international film festivals for several times, including2010 Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Competition, nominations for2012 Air France Young Talent, Best Director for 2012 Madrid International FilmFestival, and Best Film for 2012 Videoforms Art Film Festival. ‘Instability’and ‘drift’ have been the two constant staples for her art creation. Derivingfrom China’s reality, Mu Jin’s documentaries and experimental movies intend tousher in a poetic visual journey; meanwhile, through the biprism of imaginationand reality, they reflect a changeable modern Chinese society where hope andvoid coexist.

 

Song Zuanhao

‘ Art work is theexternal presentation of an artist’s internal emotions and thoughts.’

Lecturerat Shanghai Normal University, specializing in psychoanalysis and film study.

The first Chinese Psychoanalyst Candidateof The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis&Psychology; Visiting scholar of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU; Member ofAGPA and CAPA.

Yan Xiaodong

‘I suppose, only byfocusing on concrete problems can art and psychology be discussed, or else,talking about the relationship between them in general is nonsense. After all,art lies in entity, either tangible or intangible, while psychology has more todo with person.

If put the another word,or concept, ‘media’, between them, a rough equation may be deduced asfollowing:

art <-> media<-> psychological word

Thus will the discussionbe more effective?

Particularly, nowadays, theapproaching of some kind of ‘ Inflection point’ seems increasingly imminentsuggested by the developing trend of science and technology, in another word,the materialized existence of consciousness has been finally understandable anddescriptive... What influence will it exert on art? Will bring in newpossibility or the end?

Yan was born in 1981, Shanghai.

Graduated in 2006 from East ChinaUniversity Of Science and Technology as M.A of Art Design, he then stepped intothe world of contemporary art and art media. He has served a variety of artinstitutions, including: Assitant Educator at MoCA Shanghai, 20062007; Curator and Producer of eARTS Festival, 20072010; General Manager of Hongkong Videotag, 20112012; Operation Director of Chronus Art Center, 2013 ~ 2014.

From 2008, Yan’s main curation projects areas following: SkylineII, ShanghaieArts Festival, 2008; Fantastic Illusions,MoCA Shanghai, Belgium BUDA Art Centre and Broel Museum,2009-2010; Shao Zhifei, Hu Jieming—Double SoloExhibitons, CAC Shanghai, 2014, etc. Moreover, he has taken up the post ofjudge of several international media-art awards, including UPDATE III New MediaArt Award, Belgium, 2009.

 

Zhang Jiaqi

‘Both art and psychologyhave something to do with personal experience, between which exists amysterious but natural bridge of communication and comfort. When we observe thephysical world, chances are that we frequently see nothing more than a limitedfigurative view. In contrary, if we tend to psychology, we are allowed toconstruct or control relatively obscure objects and fragments, abstract andextend them infinitely, at the same time, the material spectrum of r art can beenriched. As for me, such subject stuff elucidate more about this statement:art is presentation,’

Artist,specialized in photography and poem.

Zhang Jiaqi was born in Shanghai, 1985. Shehas studied at Shanghai Conservatory Of Music and SFAI. In her early years, shehas worked in pop music industry, later she became attached to image and thusswitched to visual art creation. From a rebellient perspective as acontemporary woman, she blends elments of novel and drama into her works. Shetries to establish an intangible ‘spiritual domain’ between primitiveness andmodernity, present and future, subconsciousness and calmness. She also hope toinfiltrate rational phylosophical thinkings into vanguard emotional waves. Afercoming back to China in 2014, she began to combine image with poem and spendmore time writing.


Admission & Booking:
Free admission; reservation is required(space for this event is limited to 25 children). For booking or moreinformation, please contact us at education@mocashanghai.org or by phone at63279900-106.

Now 8Hz Hypnosis Lab is supported byImagokinetics, the main Laboratory space is in the Imagokinetics art centre inHangzhou.

Welcome to visit the website of 8HzHypnosis Lab:
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【Lecture】Hypnosis and Creativity

During the project, 8Hz Hypnosis will invite guests from fields of art and psychology to give lectures, talk shows and workshops aiming at providing the audience with a more open platform to experience and explore the crossover between art and psychology.


Guest: Ji Yancen
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m, May.16th (Saturday), 2015
Location: MoCA Pavilion ( Near Gate No.7 of Renmin Park, No.231, West Nanjing Road)

Introduction:
Ji Yancen graduated from the department of psychology at University of West Ontari. He received professional psychological training at China American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) and Milton H.Erickson Foundation in sequence. Now he is advancing his study in the research group led by President of Milton H.Erickson Foundation, Professor Jeffrey Zeig. He obtained Hypnotherapist Certificate from National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) in 2006. Up till now, he has provided consulting service for individuals and groups for more than 3000 hours. In additon, he has given several courses on hypnotherapy.


[MoCA-KUAD Art Education Project] “Inspiration and creation” by Kohei NAWA

Guest: Kohei NAWA
Date: 15:00-17:00, May 8th (Friday) 2015
 
Language: Japanese (with Chinese translation)
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai (Gate 7, People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road)
Organizer: Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan Foundation, Beijing 
 
Introduction:
Kohei NAWA is going to have a talk with Chinese audience, covering following aspects: his art creation; his practice of art education; the establishment of Sandwich Creative Platform for Contemporary Art where young artists create their works, communicate with each other and facilitate commercial cooperation; in addition, his perspectives on  future development of young Japanese and Asian artists.
 
About Kohei NAWA:
Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School Art Research Division Professor
Born in 1975, graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, B.A. Fine Art Sculpture in 1998, in the same year, he went to Royal College of Art, Sculpture course for Exchange program. In 2003, he graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Ph.D. Fine Art Sculpture.
Based on the concept of “PixCell”, he launched various creations. He is the director of “SANDWICH,” a creative platform for production established in 2009 in Fushimi, Kyoto. In 2011, he presented “KOHEI NAWA - SYNTHESIS” in Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo / Japan.
In 2013, he took part in “Inujima Art House Project”, F-Art House, Okayama / Japan with curator Yuko Hasegawa and architect Kazuyo Sejima. Also in “Aichi Triennale 2013”, Aichi / Japan. And he participated in the international program such as the shop furnishings design for COMME des GARCONS in New York Chelsea. He awarded “Roppongi Crossing 2007: Future Beats in Japanese Contemporary Art”, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo / Japan,
First Prize, 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2010, Dhaka / Bangladesh and so on.
 
About MoCA-KUAD Art Education Project:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan and The Japan Foundation, Beijing are collaborating together to develop MoCA-KUAD Art Education Project in 2015. We would invite excellent Japanese artists and professors to present art education projects. We sincerely hope the cooperation platform constructed by our three parties will provide Chinese contemporary art scene with more chances to have dialogue with the whole world, and meanwhile we also hope this project will bring Shanghai audience more information and resource about Japanese art and culture. 

[ Lecture ] “Maid at Enclave” Theatre Exhibition Project Artist Lecture

Speaker: a.f art theatreFangling and all the collaborating curators, artists and actors


Time: 14:00-16:00, April 19th (Sunday), 2015
Location: MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
(After the lecture audiences can communicate with a.f.art theatre Fang Ling at MoCA Pavilion“Maid at Enclave” exhibiting site)


Introduction:
The artist, Fangling from a.f.art theatre who took lead in the first MoCA Pavilion project has presented an exhibition in constant change and at the same time the developing plot of a play in past three weeks. In the last day of the project,a.f art theatre Fangling, along with all the collaborating curators, artists and actors, is going to share with the audience the experience during creating this project and the attempt to fusing stage play and art exhibition .


Admission & Booking: 
Free entrance to the lecture (advanced registration is required). For booking or further requests please email education@mocashanghai.org or call 63279900-106. When booking, please provide your name, phone number, and number of people in your party.

[Artist Lecture]: 3/4 Insights

Speaker: Bignia Wehrli, Liao Wenfeng, Stefan Baltensperger + David Siepert
Time: 19:00-20:30, April 17th (Friday), 2015
 
Language: Chinese /English 
Location: MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)


Partner: Swiss Arts Council Prohelvetia, Inna Art Space


Introduction:
Switzerland based artists Bignia Wehrli (Switzerland), Baltensperger + Siepert (Switzerland /Germany) and Chinese Artist Liao Wenfeng will give an insight into their multifaceted artistic practices. They will talk about what it is, that drives them to make art and what makes them do it the way they do.
 
About Speakers:
Bignia Wehrli:
In her artistic practice Bignia Wehrli searches for new methods to capture ephemeral processes and to transform geographic distances. The trace of a walk becomes the letter of an alphabet, a journey transforms into a wearable dress, a distance between two places is transferred into a sound of a musical composition…
 
Liao Wenfeng:
Through observation and analysis of his surrounding and encounters in daily life, Liao Wenfeng develops his art works as reactions. These reactions become new elements and dynamics, which can activate the former situation and create new relations.
 
Baltensperger + Siepert
 Stefan Baltensperger and David Siepert have been working collaboratively since 2007. With their artistic practice, Stefan and David critically reflect on social, cultural, and political issues. They immerse themselves into systems, aiming to make them visible and to manipulate them. Since 2010 the focus of their work lies within 'the political' and the understanding of postcolonial structures.
 

Artist Lecture: The Empty

Speaker: Oliviero Rainaldi (Artist of Echos-Sculptures by Oliviero Rainaldi)
Special Guest: Mati Cuenca ( Exhibition & Project Advisor, Chairman’s Office)
 
Time: 14:00-16:00, April 11th. (Saturday), 2015
Language: Chinese /English 
Location: MoCA, Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
In this lecture, we will invite Oliviero, the participating artist of Echos-Sculptures by Oliviero Rainaldi, and Mati, the Exhibition & Project Advisor of MoCA Shanghai, to discuss about their understanding of the differences and similarities between western and eastern art basing on Oliviero’s art pieces.

[MoCA Forum]The Free Talk of “i”----on Gu Changwei’s Contemporary Art

Speaker: Gu Changwei and several othersurprise guests

Time: 14:00-16:00, Mar.26th (Thursday),2015

Language: Chinese

Introduction:
In this lecture, we will invite GuChangwei, the participating artist of our present exhibition, to share his richand varied experience of art creation throughout his image career.


 


[MoCA Forum] Compare--Three Gorges and Their Image lectures

The Serie of Events Overview:
Being a breathtaking natural phenomenon and one of the origins of ancientChinese history, the Three Gorges is also famous for the massive Three GorgesProject and the socioeconomic changes that it has brougt to the country. Thereare a great diversity of texts and pictures of the Three Gorges which makelater works either be influenced by them or attempt to resist them. Every shotand every story-telling, not only make comparisons between the past and thepresent, but also enable images to talk with each other.

 

First Lecture: A Journey of the Three Gorges Across 130 Years

Time15:00-17:00pm, March 21st,(Saturday) 2015  

SpeakerXia Youzhi

Organizers: Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, The Paper, Ray Art Center
Curator: Xia YouZhi

 

Archibald John Little andhis wife are English merchants and travelers. They have travelled to ChongQingtwice through the Three Gorges, once in 1883 and once in 1898. The Littles werethe first to ride the steam boat in the Gorges, thus opening up the modernThree Gorges area shipping industry. They are also hardworking authors andphotographers, leaving behind many journals and photos of their adventurousjourneys through this dangerous area. After 130 years, we can compare findingsfrom our own trips with the Littles’ journals and photographs.

About the speaker

Xia YouZhi worked as a senior environmental issue journalist. He received TNC and SEE joint award for “Best Environmental News Award”in 2009. His work Kill the photographers(2013) wrote about photography and its relationship with politics.


Rayartcenter


Established in 2008, the Ray Art Center isa non-profit organization dedicated to photo-based art. The Center carries athreefold mission to support research into the history and theories ofphotography in China, to sponsor practicesof contemporary photography and toraise public awareness and understanding about photography and contemporaryvisual culture. Based on the above, over the past six years, the Ray Art Centerhas been developing theRaySightswebsite and organizing a range of educationalevents, including theRayChatseries. Beginning in 2014, the Center establishedthe RaySpace, which serves as a case-study platform exhibiting the latestprojects and alternative practices of photographers and artists; this will alsooccasionally serve as a showroom for research work produced by RAC. Over thisperiod, the Center also began work on a book series called RaySights: anAnthology of Photography Writings, which will be published on a biannual ortriennial basis and introduce important historical research and photographycriticism from overseas, and will also include fresh contributions by Chineseauthors.

 

The Paper

MoCA×Sharing Shanghai: The Far Away Seagull –—Shanghai’s Camera Obsession

Speaker: Chen Zhiyi (Tinman) “Sharing Shanghai” member, miscellaneous toy collector

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm February 8th, (Sunday), 2015

 Introduction:
Shanghai was the cradle of the Chinese industry, the words of “made in Shanghai” was once an assurance for quality and brand. Many had sought after this Seagull brand cameras that were once made in Shanghai and this oriental bird even flew outside the country gates into foreign markets, creating a legend for products “made in China” at the time.
What is the history of Shanghainese camera? Where was its origin? As the representative of Shanghai made camera, how did Seagull soar in the skies and how did it drift away?
Let us walk into this part of history, take a look at the Shanghai camera production and feel the happiness and memories that this little cold box has brought to three generations.
If you have a treasured old camera at home, whether it’s a Seagull, Shanghai made, or any other brand, feel free to bring it and we will talk about the stories behind them.
 
About “Share Shanghai” :
Founded in January 2013. The civil organization theme is “Focusing on Shanghai local history and culture, and construct a platform for cultural exchanges”. The organization holds a cultural theme salon once a month, and occasionally organizes walking events to explore in the city. All the members gathering from the common interests and hobbies.
Sina weibo: " Share Shanghai " (http://q.weibo.com/1484252)
wechat:shanghai-yuan
 
Admission & Booking: 
50RMB/person, 25RMB/per student, Free/MoCA Membership. [You are allowed to visit exhibitions of "i-Gu Changwei’s Contemporary Art Exhibition” with the event ticket], Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106 or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

[MoCA Culture Salon] The most beautiful memories of the new year

Speaker:
<the Taste of China>Main Director: Huang Bobo
Director: Zhang Wei , Wang Bin , Jin Ying
Music Editor: Shen HanCun
Food critic: Lao BoTou, Shi JiaFan, Guan Jia
 
Time: January 24th(Saturday), 2015 2:00pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 3rd Floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (Please enter from the side elevator)
 
Organizers: SMG Media, ShangShi Films,  Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai
 
Introduction:
As time goes by, many traditional dishes are now disappearing from our view. The food film, “the Taste of China” tells the stories of the craftsmen behind these delicacies for the first time. Some of them still insists on using old methods to make well salt, while others uses spring water from their hometown to soak up bean curd, there are even people who makes the best Chao state beef balls by continuously beating the meat by hand. These astonishing dishes are made by these who follows the traditional methods of cooking. The films follows the four season, the twenty-four solar terms across the country, telling the unknown stories behind each dish. As well as rediscover these disappearing traditional methods of cooking.
 
For this lecture, we’ve invented the main creators of this documentary as well as the food critics that appears often on screen. Starting off with the documentary, let’s discuss our memories’ best taste of the new year.
 
 
Admission & Booking: 
50RMB/person, 25RMB/per student, Free/MoCA Membership. [You are allowed to visit exhibitions of "i-Gu Changwei’s Contemporary Art Exhibition” with the event ticket], Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106,or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

MoCA Film Forum: “Rétrospective Henri Langlois” Cinema Forum:《Henri Langlois’s F

Date: 3:00-5:00p.m. January 31st, (Saturday), 2015 


Host: Wang Fang(【SH 7ème Art】director and co-founder) 

Speaker: Sun MengJin(famous music critic, film critic) Postgraduates of IoWF, SHNU


Event schedule: 15:00 Screening:Le Fantôme d'Henri Langlois, 2004,52’(DVD, Director’s cut) 

16:00 【MoCA Cinema Forum】:《Henri Langlois’s Film Heritage》 


Introduction:

Who is Henri Langlois? He is the world's oldest film achieve, the one that has the most extensive collection of film history and have made a profound impact - Le Cinémathèquem Française’s co-founder, CEO, and secretary general. Henri Langlois dedicated his entire life to absorb the different film choices and gave generous supports for filmmakers. He also actively participated in copy protection, innovative method of screening and the creation of the film archive, inspiring in a whole new generation of writers, scholars, cultural managers and filmmakers. In January 2015, we will use “Rétrospective Henri Langlois” as the topic to pay tribute to a figure who occupies an important position in the history of world cinema. 
Organizers: World Film Research Center, Shanghai Normal University Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art


Admission & Booking:

General admission: 20 RMB/person; Student admission:10 RMB/person; Free for MoCA Shanghai Members/Filmat SHNU Red-Card Members,(please show membership card on third floor),Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106,or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party.

[MoCA Creative Salon] Straight From the Heart-Rubber Stamp’s Wonderful Journey

Speaker: Deepgrey, Elisewin Zhou 

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm January 25th, (Sunday), 2015


Introduction: Do you understand rubber stamps? Do you know the different and similarities between rubber stamp and other forms of art? This lecture we have invited two rubber stamp artists, Deepgrey and Elisewin Zhou to share with us their stamp experience, rubber stamp goods and how to create one’s own engraving style. Together we can understand this unique form of art. 


About the speaker:

Xia Xiao Jie (Dreepgrey): a typical Aries but loves a slow lifestyle. Have an abundance of leisure time and have loves to travel. Life is easy to pick up but hard to put down. Can create a trendy design but detest the grandiose fashion world. Busy with all kinds of things but to my friends I am like half way to retirement. Loves to look at exhibitions, shop in markets and street vending. 


Elisewin Zhou: Elisewin’s printing career started with an obsession for prints and bibliomanias, a passion for all sorts of decorative patterns and a continuation of her childhood’s artistic dream. In the world of rubber stamps, she found a sense of belonging. With the method of subtraction on the eraser and by adding colors on paper, a series of print-like art are presented. Working on this on and off for four years, she now has hundreds of stamps large and small! Love life, make friends, and use “paper” to express the spiritual enjoyment brought to her by these stamps.

Admission & Booking: 
50RMB/person, 25RMB/per student, Free/MoCA Membership. [You are allowed to visit exhibitions of "i-Gu Changwei’s Contemporary Art Exhibition” with the event ticket], Reservations are required. For event booking and more information, please call 63279900-106,or email education@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, and number of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

MoCA x Make Plus Artists Dialogue Series: What Are They Doing ?!

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About NOISE But Were Afraid to Ask

Speaker: Yin Yi     
Guest: Wang Chang Cun
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, December 27th, (Saturday), 2014
Venue: MoCA, Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
This time, the guest on Make+ “What Are They Doing?!” experimental music talk series is Wang Chang Cun. As the last event of this series for this year, Yin Yi and Wang Chang Cun will discuss around the topic of “Field Recording – from Anthropology to Arts”. This will include the basic technics and concepts of field recording, field recording as a method of anthropology that now has a variation and usage in the artistic realm, and the artist’s own take on sound art and their own bases of field recording’s artistic creativity and works.
 
About the Guest: Wang Chang Cun
Sound artist, electronic music artist, ios software designer, web artist. In 2003, six of Wang Chang Cun’s works were chosen to be in the first Chinese Sound Art album “China: the Sonic Avant-Garde” (published by Post-Concrete) and he performed in the first worldwide experimental music festivalto be held in China, the “Sounding Beijing 2003” in November. In October of the next year, Wang Chang Cun went to Europe for a one-month tour including countries such as France, Holland, Belgium and more. After that he produced asolo album called “Lan Chou Mountain” with Belgium’s famous experimental label, Sub Rosa and a album called “Parallel Universe” with the American label Post-Concrete. Also, in Sub Rosa’s eight-albumset “A Review of 20th Century Electronic Music” which included some of Wang Zhang Cun’s works.
http://ayrtbh.net/
 
About What Are They Doing?!
Maybe we are familiar with music. Every day, we listen to the songs, hum the rhythms, or play the musical instruments, music is everywhere and it enriches our lives. But when we heard about some concepts of  "free improvised music", "experimental music" or "sound art", do we truly understand what others are talking about? Maybe you are not content with the pop music and want to explore a deeper and wider music world; maybe you want to enhance the understanding of those sound artists who are creative and daring to have a breakthrough. Then on June 13 in MoCA Shanghai, the series music lecture jointly held by “Make plus” and Yin Yi is very suitable for you to come and enjoy their music world!
 
About MAKE+:
MAKE+ is made up of a group of volunteers who are curious about all things. We have artists, designers, architects, engineers and chefs. We work hard to introduce fun events and activities across boarders, allowing art,design, technology and science to be happy together. “What Are They Doing?!” is a joint initiative to promote experimental music  between MAKE+ and Yin Yi, to let more people know that experimental music really is and what are they doing.
 

Artist Lecture,Gu Changwei's conversation with Kong Chang'an

Gu Changwei began studying art in his pre-college days. In 1978 he was enrolled into the Cinematography Department of Beijing Film Academy as his entry to the movie industry. His practice and exploration of contemporary art, however, has so far remained largely unknown to the public. This month at MoCA, Gu Changwei and famous curator Kong Chang’an will work together to express his unique perspective, a sober-minded meditation conveyed with passion to the world.
On December 13th, famous director Gu Changwei and senior curator Kong Chang’an will discuss about image art.

Speaker
Gu Changwei: Filmmaker
Kong Chang’an: Senior Curator
Time
10:00-11:30, December 13th,(Saturday), 2014
Venue
Museum of Contemporary Art 3F
Inside gate 7 at People's Park, 231- West NanJing Road, HuangPu District


Gu Changwei
Filmmaker
He enrolled into Beijing Film Academy in 1978 the same year as Zhang YiMo’s. And after he graduated in 1982 he began to hold positions of cinematography in many films: Zhang Yimo’s “Red Sorghum” in 1987, “Ju Dou” in 1992; Chen Kai Ge’s “Farewell My Concubine” in 1993; Jiang Wen’s “In the Heat of the Sun“ in 1995, “Devils on the Doorstep” in 2000 and many more.
He received the Golden Rooster Award, Hawaiian International Film Festival, the Golden Horse award’s cinematography award and was nominated for the 66th Academy Award for Best Cinematography.


Kong Chang’an
Curator
Curated the first contemporary art exhibition in China in 1989
International art magazine Flash Art’s article to be named as an important Chinese contemporary art critic in the early 90s
The first Chinese curator in the Venice Biennale (the 45th Venice Biennale in 2003)
In the recent years, Mr. Kong has been in United States for cinema research and practice

Building a broad base for contemporary dance --- Tanzlabor 21

Speaker: Mareike Uhl (Project Manager of Tanzlabor 21)
Time: 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m.,Nov 29 (Saturday)
Language: German (with Chinese translation)
 

Introduction:
In this lecture, we’ve invited the project manager of “Tanzlabor21,” Mareike Uhl from Künstlerhaus Mousonturms in Frankfurt Germany. She will introduce Mousonturm’s contemporary dance project and share with us the operation of their institution. 
 
About Künstlerhaus Mousonturm:
At the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, we see it as our responsibility to promote, support and accompany the development and production of the performing arts in a contemporary context. We consider both the needs and the potential of established international artists as well as up-and-coming national talents, especially those emerging from the Hessian Theater Academy. An environment of trust between artists and the Mousonturm staff creates a collaborative and critical exchange that not only keeps the art in mind but also the prerequisites for its creation. Despite increasing globalization and professionalization, we would like to offer a protected free space and productive support for independent artists and be a reliable, long-term partner.
Our program shows current works by independent artists and collectives from the fields of dance, theater and performance, as well as selected positions from the visual arts and music. Our focus is set in the context of social discourse, and we concentrate regional and international performance and dance projects in thematic series and festivals. The relationships between individual artistic works make larger contexts recognizable; we take these up in numerous discursive event formats in which artists, visitors and experts enter into dialogue. www.mousonturm.de
 
About Tanzlabor 21:
Tanzlabor 21, based at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, Germany), is a point of contact for contemporary dance and choreography in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. Since 2006 Tanzlabor 21's activities developed a strong basis for contemporary dance in the Frankfurt region by embedding dance firmly in the social fabric of the community and by demonstrating and harnessing its enormous potential. Its projects and activities are aimed at dance professionals, dance students, and dance enthusiasts of all ages, from children and teenagers to adults. The concept focuses on building networks and promoting exchange on a practical level between project participants, dance makers, students, educators, communicators, and producers, as well as the general audience. Tanzlabor_21 has contributed significantly to the development of a vibrant dance scene in Frankfurt and the surrounding region, through its programs of experimentation and discourse. www.tanzlabor21.de

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MoCA×Sharing Shanghai: Shanghai glance back

Speaker: DONG Xiongfei “Allen DONG” (Founder of the Shanghai Yuan microblog group, Shanghai history and culture enthusiast, thematic object collector, independent doer)
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, November 29th, (Saturday), 2014
Language: Chinese
 
Introduction
Do you believe it if I tell you in the past Shanghai was not a fishing village but a typical Jiangnan Watertown with beautiful bridges and flowing water? Perhaps you have never heard of or only know very little about it.
In fact, there are numerous city memories hidden in the center of this city. This lecture is taking you to the old town of Shanghai to recall the city in the time as a” water-town”.
Wechat:shanghai-yuan

About “Share Shanghai” :
Founded in January 2013. The civil organization theme is “Focusing on Shanghai local history and culture, and construct a platform for cultural exchanges”. The organization holds a cultural theme salon once a month, and occasionally organizes walking events to explore in the city. All the members gathering from the common interests and hobbies.
Sina weibo: " Share Shanghai " (http://q.weibo.com/1484252) 



The new existence of art ---- High-end hotel space

Speaker: LIN Yan
Time: 2:00p.m.- 4:00p.m., Nov 23th(Sunday),2014
Language: Chinese

 
Introduction:
As the commercial society develops, people are getting more and more familiar to the asset value of artworks. Arts also grow and thrive in various spaces from private apartment to the city’s public area with the rise of people’s aesthetic and spiritual needs. High-end hotel has thus become one of the best places to display artworks, and to connect art with the market and the society. As a new way of existence of art, what are the special needs for the hotel space to present artworks? How art increases the value of hotel space? What is the real character of “art consultant”? Designer? Buyer? Or gallery owner? 
To answer these questions, we have invited Ms. LIN Yan, the co-founder and design director of Yu Tian Cheng art consulting Group, Inc. to share the story of hotel space and artworks in her professional perspective.


 
About the speaker:
LIN Yan was born in Xiamen in September, 1983.

She is the co-founder and design director of Yu Tian Cheng art consulting Group, Inc. 

The Cave of the Silken Web: From Ancient Mythology To Modern City’s Entertainmen

Speaker: Prof. Chuan SHI of Shanghai Theatre Academy
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, November 15th, (Saturday), 2014
Language: Chinese
Venue: MoCA, Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)

Introduction:
A print of The Cave of the Silken Web released in 1927 during a vibrant era in Chinese filmmaking, was discovered in the archives of the National Library of Norway in 2011. It is believed to be the only existing copy of the film, which was made by the Shanghai Film Company and directed by Dan Duyu. After more than eighty years, a copy of this rare silent film was returned to the China Film Archive in Beijing on April 15, 2014.
Back to today, artist Li Lei grouped his works of recent years as the “Shanghai Flowers”series. Hestretch his artistic sense out, touched social phenomena and represented them in the language of art. His art is not only the concentration of the city’s luxury, but also a criticism of its alienation.
In this art talk, MoCA has invited Prof. Chuan SHI from Shanghai Theatre Academy to talk about this old film, and the entertainments of Shanghai in 1920s. He will share his view about how the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West was transformed into city’s modern entertainment.

Birth of jazz masters

Speaker: Sun Mengjin, film and music critic
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, November 8th, (Saturday), 2014
Language: Chinese
Venue: MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
Dating from the early 1910s in New Orleans, USA, Jazz has undergone a development of about a century and become an important genre of music. It has influenced many abstraction artist: Jackson Pollock said he listen to the music while painting; Norman Lewis often depicted Harlem jazz clubs in his early figurative works; and the abstraction master Piet Mondrian has also created a piece for Jazz: the famous Broadway Boogie-Woogie.
Music is the most abstract art. And in this lecture, we will talk about the development of jazz music, which has played a significant role in the history of abstract art. We have invited the famous music critic Sun MengJin to share with you the stories of the birth of jazz masters.

[Parents Class] Dialogue: Cultivating Creativity in Children and Adults

Speaker: Dr. Earl TAI (participating artist of "Meeting da Vinci-Little Mona Lisa"). & Pan Jianfeng (participating artist of "Meeting da Vinci-Little Mona Lisa").
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Nov 1st, (Saturday), 2014
Language: English (with Chinese interpreter)
Venue: MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)

Introduction:
The ability to innovate and to think creatively is becoming increasingly important for success in any field. As mere technical capability alone becomes less adequate for meeting the complex needs of contemporary society, we face questions about the nature of creativity and innovation. What forms of creativity are most useful? How do we cultivate a creative spirit in ourselves and in our next generation? We have invited Dr. Earl Tai and artist Pan Jianfeng to lead an open dialogue about ways to stimulate children's interest in creative expression in daily life.



They’ll Forget Me Someday ---- "No-relationship Society" in the eyes of a docume

Speaker: Jin Ying  Wei Zhou
Time: 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.,Oct 18 (Saturday)
 
Language: Chinese
Organizer: MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai Translation Publishing House
 
Location: 3F, MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
In the process of urbanization, problems of unemployment and aging of the population become the subject that every city in a rapid development must face.
In Japan, about 32 thousand people dying alone every year. This phenomenon has aroused great concern of Japan’s NHK channel, and a documentary film “no-relation” society was thus made. It is now made into a book, and the key word “no-relation” society has become one of Japan’s Top ten hot words of the year.
While in Shanghai, we have more than 2.3 million elder people who live alone at home. News about old man dead for days without notice are frequently heard. 
As the global urbanization keep marching, we have never enjoyed so many resources like today. But this double-edged sword has also hurted the natural ecosystem ruthlessly, and our spiritual homeland has lost. This problem is revealed in Li Lei’s exhibition waiting to be discussed.
Book reviewer Wei Zhou and documentary director Jin Ying, who have always been concerning about the problem of “no-relation” society, are invited to give a speech about how documentary films present social hot issues.
 
About speakers:
Jin Ying: Born in 1980s, director of the SMG Documentary Channel.Her filmworks includes: An investigation of Seniors Living Alone in Shanghai, This City, This Generation ---- the Bund, I Love Shanghai Classic Breakfast, I Love Shanghai-Western Cuisine, etc. Wei Zhou: Book Reviewer for Southern Metropolitan News, China Business News since 2014. He also writes column for GQ and Tecent Dajia.


[Artist Talk] Where is the Art in Bio-Art?

Host: Hu Renyi
Speaker: Suzanne Anker 

Time: 7p.m.-9p.m.October 15th(Wednesday),2014
Language: English (with Chinese translation)

Introduction:
Bio Art is an international movement in the visual arts focusing on the intersections of art and the biological sciences.  It encompasses compelling questions with regard to the alteration of nature
and global futures.  Its forms range from traditional media to new media as well as the incorporation of living entities.

Artist Talk:Shanghai Flower-Abstract Art by Li Lei

Speaker: Li Lei
Time: 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m., Sept.27th(Saturday),2014

Language: Chinese
Location: 3F, MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
Related Exhibition: Shanghai Flower-Abstract Art by Li Lei

Introduction:
Li Lei began researching  and creating abstract art since 1996 aiming to combine the core essence of Chinese culture with the language of abstract art as an endeavor to discover the ultimate approach to the Abstract Art of China.In this lecture, artist Li Lei is going to share his stories about art creation with us.



Curator Lecture: Shanghai Flower-Abstract Art by Li Lei

Speaker: Melissa CHIU (Curator of <Shanghai Flower-Abstract Art by Li Lei>)
               Li Lei (Aritist of <Shanghai Flower-Abstract Art by Li Lei>)

Time: 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m., Sept.20st(Saturday),2014
Language: English (with Chinese translation)

Related Exhibition:Shanghai Flower-Abstract Art by Li Lei

Introduction:
Ms Melissa CHIU will talk about the career of Li Lei and reveal the story behind how his exhibition developed from an idea to an actual show.

Artist Lecture: The Body of This Era

Host: Qilan SHEN (Participating curator of “Aura of Time”)
Speaker: Qiu Anxiong (Participating artist of “Aura of Time”) 
Time: 7 p.m- 9 p.m,September 10th (Wednesday), 2014
Language: Chinese
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
The lecture will begin with a live theater-style dance performance. The audience will appreciate the immersible thinking of our body in artist work "Finite Element". Qiu committed to consider the relationships between the body and the society, also the body and the environment. He will share with the audience how to express Matter & Spirit, emotion and thought through the body into space.

MoCA × Shanghai Translation Publishing House : Crisp-white - Aestheticism in Yuk

Speaker: Li Zheng
Time: 2pm- 4pm, August 30th,(Saturday), 2014
 
Language: Chinese
Organizers: Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai hanghai Translation Publishing House
 
 
Introduction:
Yukio Mishima: The famous Japanese writer, peculiar talent, "The Pride of Traditional Japanese Literature.” The famous comparative Literature researcher  compares Yukio Mishima with Proust Marcel, James Joyce and Thomas Mann, who was one of the four representative writers in the 20th century. His literature showed us the power of poetic in various ways as paintings, sculptures, video works. In this lecture, Professor Li will combine those masterpieces, "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion", "The Sound of Wavese", "Confessions of a Mask," "Spring Snow" and so on, which will expose you into an ultimate esthete aesthetic world in the work of Yukio Mishima. And at the same time, we will invite the audience to recite works segments together with the speaker to feel the poetic aesthetics of the literary giants.
 
About Speaker:
Li Zheng, Japanese literature expert, professor of Japanese literature in School of Foreign Languages Fudan University.

About Shanghai Translation Publishing House: 
Shanghai Translation Publishing House was established in the year of 1978. For more than 30 years, it dedicated to build brand among the 3 main publishing fields: foreign literary, philosophy and social science as well as double-language dictionaries. As a comprehensive translation publishing house, it won great reputation and strong influence among readers. It has already become one of the 16 “national’s best publishing houses” nominated by the Propaganda Department and National Administration of Press and Publication since as early as 1993. Shanghai Translation Publishing House hired professional foreign language editors of around 10 main languages and a huge team of famous excellent translators. Each year, it publishes more than 500 of various books and audio-visual products as well as 5 periodicals. Among the field of Chinese foreign-language publishing, Shanghai Translation Publishing House is taking a leading place. Of the 105 Nobel Prize in Literature winners, we published 56 authors’ main works or representing works; of all 100 the world-recognized literature masters, we published more than 60 authors’ complete work series. In the field of philosophy and social science, we introduced a lot of excellent reading materials that caused deep influence to the academic society during the early reform and policy period. Moreover, we have published different multi-language dictionaries that are the most authoritative, large-scaled around China, among which the <English – Chinese Dictionary> (1st version) won the first national book award.
 
Related Exhibition: “Aura of Poetry"


Lively City—— Meet with Art in Travel

Speaker: Qilan SHEN (Participating curator of “Aura of Poetry”)
Time: 2 p.m-4 p.m, August 24th (Sunday), 2014
Language: Chinese

Introduction:
Once have been traveling abroad and doing interviews, Qilan SHEN will share her art stories during the travel. Art is a way to feel and experience the beauty of a city, let us explore the city which is vivid of art.

MoCA Creation Salon: Hand & Art

Speaker: Meng Ling, Yang Mo, Wu Shu 
Time: 2pm- 4pm, July 27th, (Sunday), 2014
Language: Chinese
 
Introduction: 
R4 (Root of four atelier) is an independent artists group founded by naturalist Meng Ling, printmaker Yang Mo and illustrator Wu Shu in 2010, which is committed to promote the expression of personal outlook and  handcrafts. They use a wide range of art forms and materials to create and active in the international art community. At the meantime, R4 creation is a continuous process on try and diversity. They found new art materials and forms to introduce a new work philosophy, and try a new way of life. They believe that gathering together to share the inspiration of art and life, which will make themselves feel pleased, calm and pragmatic, with dynamic creation. Any selection and aesthetic style are their understanding and perception of life, and they often share those little things and the pure joy. 
 
Member Abstract: 
Meng Ling
Artist/ designer. Bachelor of computer science, Master in digital multimedia from Australia. Later Meng found art is more suitable for him, then he started to concern the exploration on the combination of natural science and art, where he dissolved the rationality into a perceptual design thinking. Concerns on nature and lifestyle details are the inspiration of his artworks. During last year, he spent most of the time focusing on exploring the ceramic art. 
 
Yang Mo 
Printmaker. After the graduation of printmaking from an art institute, he toured to Germany and continually to learn art prints. His works have been exhibited in China and Germany for many times. After working in advertising and interactive design fields, he resumed personal printmaking and try different ways to bring print art back into Chinese young people’s perspective and modern life. He Founded a printmaking workshop, “Press Matter” in 2013.
 
Wu Shu
Illustrator, Daydreamer, who has his own thinking that often simplifies the trifles occurred in life into a parable, involving in his works.

MoCA x Make Plus Artists Dialogue Series: What Are They Doing ?!

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About NOISE But Were Afraid to Ask
 
 
Speaker: Yin Yi     
Guest: Xu Cheng
 
Time: 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm, July 26th, (Saturday), 2014
Language: Chinese
Venue: MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction: 
This is the third sound series lecture of MoCA xMake Plus by Yin Yi and the current artist - Xu Cheng, who will start the dialogue from the following two parts to explore the sound art: 
Part I: The Artist’s Biodata
1 Effect on Xu Cheng: pop music, experimental music, noise, sound carrier (medium) 
2 Xu was exposed to China experimental music scene from the year 1999 to 2014.
3 Xu’s voice projects: Collage, noise, electronics, improvisation
 
Part II: About Noise 
1 Musical noise 
2 Noise ontology (what is noise, and it’s scope) 
3 Noise practice / actual state of making noise 
4 Listen to the actual situation of noise
5 Public assumptions of noise 

MoCA Culture Salon -“The Wall, The City”- The Standing Walls in Shanghai"

Speaker: Allen Dong (organization founder of “Share Shanghai”, Shanghai culture lover, independent action man) 
 
Time: 2pm - 4pm, July 26th(Saturday), 2014 
Language: Chinese 
 
Introduction: Through words and pictures to describe the existence and disappear of "Shanghai Walls" after the change of centuries. Date back to the old times through the existing historical names, we try to restore the once appearance of the city to contribute a further understanding of the development process in Shanghai, thereby deepening our understanding and love for the city. 
 
About “Sharing Shanghai” :
Founded in January 2013. The civil organization theme is “Focusing on Shanghai local history and culture, and construct a platform for cultural exchanges”. The organization holds a cultural theme salon once a month, and occasionally organizes walking events to explore in the city. All the members gathering from the common interests and hobbies.
Sina weibo: "上海・源" (http://q.weibo.com/1484252

MoCA x Make+ Artist talk:What Are They Doing ? —— Jun-Y Ciao

Speaker: Yin Yi

Guest: Jun-Y Ciao

Time: 7:30-9 p.m., June 13th (Friday), 2014

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)


Maybe we are familiar with music. Every day, we listen to the song, hum the rhythm, or play the musical instruments, music is everywhere and it enriches our lives. But when we heard about some concepts of "free improvised music", "experimental music" or "sound art", do we truly understand what others are talking about? Maybe you are not content with the pop music and want to explore a deeper and wider music world; maybe you want to enhance the understanding of those sound artists who are creative and daring to have a breakthrough. Then on June 13 in MoCA Shanghai, the series music lecture jointly held by “Make plus”and  Yin Yi is very suitable for you to come and enjoy their music world!

This is the second stage of MoCA×Make plus sound series lecture, and the talk will be around

the following four issues about the sound art:

1. Performer’s body state in the improvisational music performing

2. What is engaged in the foundation of improvisational music?

3. What kind of scene is a successful improvisational music performance? What kind of improvisational music performance is a failure one?

4. Is improvisational music a music of freedom?


Initiator: Jointly launched by Make Plus and Yin Yi
Make plus was founded in 2013 in Shanghai, and it is an organization supported by volunteers. Make plus hopes to establish a community with interdisciplinary collaboration of art and technology to help the creation of interesting projects and promote the cooperation in different industries, which will also raise public awareness of innovation and cross-border projects and inspire more creativity.


Initiator / Host:
Yin Yi 【Experimental Musician, Sound Artist, Phonographer, Curator】
Born in Shanghai in 1978
Yin Yi’s early music creation including: live music performance, contemporary dance, physical theater and movies. She has focused musical practice on the PC music scene and soundscape creation based on field recordings in recent years.
As a new generation of Chinese sound artist, Yin Yi not only concerns "sound"  as a media and material, but also further explores the "voice" in the fields of feeling, perception, power, aesthetics and cultural property. Her conceptual sound works often revolve around the two focus: auditory consciousness and the difference among visual, optical and auditory, and sound.
In the past two years, Yin Yi kept sustained attention on experimental music and sound art environment, and she also planned several activities, including sound art exhibition "Formant", experimental music exchange program "Sonic Transmission", experimental music festival “Co-sound" etc. Yin Yi was invited to the Rockbund Art Museum and planned  “SAVAKA: Asian Experimental Music Currents."


Guest: Jun-Y Ciao 【Plasticiens, Free Improvisational Musician】

Born in Shanghai in 1978.

Founded the free music band “MTDM” with Tao Yi in 2005.

Graduated from KunstAkademie Düsseldorf in 2006.

Graduated from the “Master Class” of school of arts in Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 2008.

Work as a contributing editor in “Art World” magazine since 2009 and host “ 1 1/2 TONS OF MUSIC”.

Set up electronic acoustic projects “Power Quality Wood” in 2009.

Joint with Li Mu, Tao Yi and Xu Zhejian, founded artists group, “Organization ZHUZHI”.

Founder-member with Yin Yi of Free Music Collective of Shanghai in 2011.

Zhao is professional in plastic arts but he was affected by the teacher in the university, which led him to the way of music creation. And this special experience may let his music world more stereo.

Artist Lecture: “Break”

Host: Qilan SHEN, Tiffany SOONG (Curators of “Aura of Poetry”)
Artist: Yang Yongliang (Participating artist of “Aura of Poetry”)
Guest: Joseph Wu (Director,Shanghai Gallery of Art)

Time: 5 p.m, July 13th (Sunday), 2014
Language: Chinese

Introduction:
Yang Yongliang has been engaged in experiment and creation of contemporary art since 2005, whose works involving a variety of medias in photography, paintings, videos and installations. He is best known for capturing countless photography to posed contemporary ink landscape images. In this exhibition, Yang has broken his previous creation mode, and used a new artistic concepts and creative approach which led him a new step in artistic creation. The lecture will be presented in a dialogue, and started the talk on the artist new works which will show you a real Yang Yongliang.

“Aura of Poetry" Curator Lecture

Speaker: Tiffany SOONG, Qilan SHEN, Miriam Sun ( Exhibition curators of “Aura of Poetry”)
Time: 2pm- 4pm, July 12th,(Saturday), 2014
Language: Chinese

Introduction:
The three curators will explore the current exhibition curated in Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, and share the audience with the curation stories of the original ideas and how we finally presented it to be reality, and talk about the artists creation process.

Artist Talk: Growth in Shanghai

Speaker: Wang Gangfeng (Photographer, Participating artist of Meeting Da vinci Little Mona Lisa)
Time: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m, July.5th, (Saturday), 2014

Language: Chinese
Location: 3F, MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)

Introduction:
Wang Gangfeng. The first Chinese freelance photographer. He will share his growing process and moving story behind the photos!

About Speaker:
Wang Gangfeng borne in 1956, like many others of his generation, he worked as a laborer. During this difficult time his desire to capture images of China began to develop. Even though he could not afford a camera he would frame moments in his memory. A sea of young workers carrying baskets of mud.. The wrinkles on the face of his grandmother.  And from these memories would emerge Wang’s appreciation for finding the perfect moment to photograph.
Wang would explore, catching street life, in only the way someone who lived and grew up in the neighborhood could. He was an insider looking in and his work became recognized for its ability to document the diversity of the human experience in China.Wang’s work stood out for its honest depiction of everyday life. With his keen eye for finding the fleeting moment he will continue for many years to capture all the wonder and excitement that is the
Chinese experience.

Related exhibition: Meeting Da vinci Little Mona Lisa

MoCA Creative Salon ——Shanghai Old Items Impact On Contemporary Art and Aestheti

Speaker:
Qian Xiaokun(Light And Shade Design planner,The 2666 Library partner)
Li Cheng(Light And Shade Design,founder designer)
Chai Maojun (Host of Honey House & Antique jewelry reform designer, rooftop interest group &  old house exploration interest group)
 
Time: 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m, May. 31th, (Saturday), 2014
Language: Chinese
Location: 3F, MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
Beginning from the last century, Orientalism and Western culture blended in Shanghai. As the first city to accept Western goods, Shanghai people were also versed in making the foreign serve China. In the time changing,  here generated unique old Shanghai architecture, furniture, clothing and jewelry. Be tolerant to diversity after the formation of a unique personality, those collections of aesthetic and functional objects in old times now once again become the reference elements of contemporary design. In the furniture of light and dark design, in the  jewelry from honey house, everywhere there are those Shanghai elements exist, so let us listen to the voice of these contemporary young designers.

Forum:Claire Denis and Female Filmmakers

Time: 3:30p.m.-6:30p.m., May. 17th (Saturday), 2014
Language: Chinese
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Part one: “Beau Travail” (1999,DVD)
Part two: MoCA Forum: Claire Denis and Female Filmmakers
 
Introduction:
Claire Denis, the name you may be not familiar with, but you must have heard of "Paris, Texas", " Wings Of Desire", "Down By Law" and other films. As the deputy director of these films, she absorbed music adhibition and visual style of minimalism from the dimensional film master Jim Jarmusch of Germany and American filmmaker,WimWenders, and has accumulated a wealth of experience. After Claire Denis's debut, "chocolate" blockbuster, subsequent works including "Trouble Every Day," "I Can’t Sleep," "US Go Home", "Addicted to Love, Forlorn", "Beau Travail" all show her unique personal aesthetic style.
Her film  is  imbued,  all  at  once,  with  poetry  and  harshness,  violence  and  gentleness,  telling  us  stories, which  often  take  us  faraway  from  ourselves,  but  talking  to  our  innermost  depths  despite  their  apparent strangeness : two foreigners who thought they had found their place by organizing cock fights, characters moving about in a ghostly Paris grappling with a killer of old ladies, exercises of legionnaires in Djibouti, a fearful  man  about  to  have  a  heart  transplant,  a  woman’s  denial  of  reality,  in Africa  at  the  moment  of  decolonization….
In spite of the disparate subjects dealt with, all these films affect viewers, quite simply, by their bewitching beauty.
The final event in Claire Denis movie theme week will show a film of her at the begining, "Beau Travail", and then we will invite you to talk with the guests and explore Claire Denis and women filmmakers

Meet With Famous French War Correspondent, Patrice Vanoni

Speaker: Patrice Vanoni
Time : 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m, May. 17th, (Saturday), 2014
 
Language: French ( with simultaneous translation in Chinese )
Location: 3F, MoCA Shanghai (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
As a distinguished war correspondent, Mr. Vanoni will firstly introduce and interpret how he works as a foreign journalist and correspondent.
From the determination of the possibility on shooting a theme, and then convince the television manager and director in the IT department; from photography budget to the permission when shooting sensitive subjects, he has to be absolutely accurate with everything, and then to deal with the lengthy post-processing work .
In the lecture , Mr. Vanoni will also talk about the limitations in the industry: the job needs to be on standby and ready for the interviewed event, so it often disrupts the normal family life.The coverage is sometimes fraught with danger , especially in some hazardous areas ( earthquakes , wars , etc. ) . To the end, he will share the rich experience of visits to so many countries: the 104 countries he has gone through in his reporter life . Met with the greatest figures in arts and politics, as well as some ordinary people, and their nature pristine has given the report the most valuable authenticity.

MoCA Culture Salon: Culture Context Fracture - Interview of Loutang Town

Speaker:" Loutang Plan " Project Participants

Time: 2p.m.-4p.m., May.11th (Sunday), 2014

 

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)

 

Introduction:

After more than one year’s field work by the team member of " Loutang Plan " of Helin Art in Community, the town has been gradually revealed. And one of the most remarkable and contradictory characteristics in Loutang Town is stacked layers of material left and cracked local culture with elimination.

The salon is hosted by Helin Art in Community, the interview will invite local residents, government officials, rural development practitioners , the media watchers and members from “ Loutang Plan " , getting together to discuss the cause of fraction in culture, the real form and the possibility of restoration in Loutang.

 

About Helin Art in Community:

Helin Art in Community is a non-profit arts organization which promotes the sustainable development of community with nature and art. 

They believe that art has the ability to nourish the community, and throw the remodeling of indigenous culture could arouse community cohesion. Started with the different backgrounds in architecture, sociology, literature, heritage, art and other fields, through different methods of in-depth interviews, visits, and visual literature collections, to build and develop a multidimensional observation and ecological network in Loutang Town.

MoCA Film Forum – “Claire Denis Film Retrospective Exhibition" lecture series

Speaker: Sun Mengjin

Time: 6:30p.m.- 8:30p.m., May. 4th (Sunday), 2014

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)

 

Introduction:

Claire Denis, the name you may be not familiar with, but you must have heard of "Paris, Texas", " Wings Of Desire", "Down By Law" and other films. As the deputy director of these films, she absorbed music adhibition and visual style of minimalism from the dimensional film master Jim Jarmusch of Germany and American filmmaker,WimWenders, and has accumulated a wealth of experience. After Claire Denis's debut, "chocolate" blockbuster, subsequent works including "Trouble Every Day," "I Can’t Sleep," "US Go Home", "Addicted to Love, Forlorn", "Beau Travail" all show her unique personal aesthetic style.  

Her film  is  imbued,  all  at  once,  with  poetry  and  harshness,  violence  and  gentleness,  telling  us  stories, which  often  take  us  faraway  from  ourselves,  but  talking  to  our  innermost  depths  despite  their  apparent strangeness : two foreigners who thought they had found their place by organizing cock fights, characters moving about in a ghostly Paris grappling with a killer of old ladies, exercises of legionnaires in Djibouti, a fearful  man  about  to  have  a  heart  transplant,  a  woman’s  denial  of  reality,  in Africa  at  the  moment  of  decolonization….

In spite of the disparate subjects dealt with, all these films affect viewers, quite simply, by their bewitching beauty.

The first event of Claire Denis theme week will be delivered by the famous music critic and film critic, Sun Mengjin, who will interpret the famous French female director to us.  


MoCA × Make plus: What Are They Doing ? !

Host: Yin Yi

Guests: Mai Mai

 

Time : 2p.m.-4p.m.,April 20th(Saturday),2014

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (Please go to the third floor by elevator) 


Introduction:

Experimental musician Mai Mai will start a dialogue with Yin Yi focusing on the following four questions. Throw the combing of his experimental music practice to show musician 's personal artistic qualities and explore the environment and core issues of the present experimental music .

1.   Whether the guitar should be Guitar ?

2.   Use the effect or not ?

3.   Exercise or not ?

4.   Improvise or not ?

 

About guests:

Mai Mai: Video producer, experimental musician. Rosella known as Li Xiaoliang. Born in Xuzhou in 1982, Jiangsu Province. Entered into Shanghai Theater Academy to study Drama and Film-and-Television Literature since 2002. He graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and started living and working in Shanghai so far.

Yin Yi : Born in Shanghaiin 1978 . Composer, sound artist , phonographer, curator. Founder of BM Space. Founder-member of Free Music Collective of Shanghai. He is now living and working in Shanghai.

 

About ”What Are They Doing”:

”What Are They Doing” is a series of sound lecture, jointly organized by Yin Yi and Make plus cross-border project

Make plus cross-border project is a combination of art, design, technology and scientific for a non-profit exchange program which is committed to promote creative thinking, encourage cross-border cooperation and production and make process sharing. For more information, please look for: makeplus.org, or our Wechat public platform: Makeplus_sh, or Twitter: Makeplus-Sh

Taiwanese Folk Religion of the People of God and Ghostly - Changes of traditiona

Speaker: Tsai Shiucheng (<Animamix Biennale 2013-2014  Rediscovery> participating artist)

Time: 2p.m.- 4p.m.,April.12th(Saturday),2014

Language: Chinese

Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)

 

Introduction: 

<Animamix Biennale 2013-2014  Rediscovery> participating artist: Tsai Shiucheng, will lead us to experience the spirit of "Time of Cherry Blossoms" in the lecture, to introduce more about religious animation behind this film and the relationship between religion believes and Taiwanese life.


The Artistic Style of Kusama Ⅱ

A single object can cause great visual impact after being repeated again and again, for example, Kusama tends to reuse dots. Besides, many artists like to overlap and repeat the same object like the salt maze by a Japanese artist, Yamamoto Motoi. Let’s appreciate works by Kusama and other artists and then finish your own work by reusing MT tapes.
 
Age group: 8-12 years old
Time: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Mar. 29th (Saturday), 2014
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)

KUROSAWA AKIRA:the Humanity and Budo of “Movie King”

Speaker: Nie Wei
Date: 4 p.m.– 6 p.m. Mar22nd 2014 (Saturday) 
 
Language:
Chinese
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction:
He shot the first Asian movie that has obtained Oscar Best Foreign File and Venice Golden Lion <Rashomon>. He was the first Asian filmmaker awarded with Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award. Director Kurosawa’s career has witnessed the development of movies from silence to sound, from black-and-white to colored. He had gone through the years of rapid development of the film industry and had won a great fame. If god ever wanted to create a perfect movie director in Asia, then the one chosen must be Kurosawa Akira. His works are based on Japanese history and current life styles, which have been searching for the soul of Japanese nationality at the time the Budo spirit is dying out.

About Speaker:

Nie Wei   Doctor
Nie Wei is a professor and vice dean of Film studies school, Shanghai University as well as a winner of Huo Yingdong’s award for youth teachers in higher educational institutions. He is also recognized as the New Century Elitist by Ministry of Education, China.


“KUSAMA YAYOI, A Dream I Dreamed” Curator Lecture

Speaker: KIM Sunhee, Curator/Director of Daegu Art Museum
 
Time: 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m.,Mar.21st(Friday),2014
 
Language: Korean (with Chinese translation)
 
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Organizer: Museum of Comtemporary Art, Shanghai, Foundation Limited
 
Introduction:

Ms. KIM Sunhee, will talk about the career of Kusama and reveal the story behind how her exhibition developed from an idea to an actual show.


KUSAMA YAYOI 's World

Speaker: Akira Asada
Time: 5p.m.- 7p.m., March 16th (Sunday), 2014
 
Translator: Liu Haoxing 
Language: Japanese (with Chinese translation)
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)
 
Introduction: 

Born and raised in the Japanese countryside with a strong feudal relics, who has suffered a mental illness, KUSAMA YAYOI, moved to New York -where she gave the birth to the most forefront of the minimalist visual art and pop art in the art world. This is the first step of a self-liberation of woman who was into the tragic state, but also it is full of meaning, as an important step in the history of modern art. Then till now, leading the forefront of the art works, KUSAMA’s light shining has brought overwhelming energy directly to the audience. The speech will begin with the investigation of the psychoanalysis (Lacan) perspective of KUSAMA’s career and the position of Kusama's art works in the contemporary art history, to help the audience get a deep understanding of her works.
 
About Speaker: 

Akira Asada, Dean of Graduate School of Kyoto University of Art and Design ; Japanese Philosophy researcher , thinker , critic. 
Graduated from Kyoto University, published “Structure and Power-Beyond Semiotics” and imported the post-structuralism in 1983. And the following year, “A Theory of Escape" proposed split (schizophrenia), Paranoid (Paranoia), paradigm (Paradigm) theory, which led the formation of postmodernism in Japan. Then in addition to philosophy and intellectual history, he also expands reviews in multidisciplinary art, architecture, music, dance, film, literature, and some other fields. He has published the book " Structure and Power—Beyond Semiotics" , “A Theory of Escape ”, "The Music of Hermes" , “The End of Cinema's Century”,  “ Culture Critical of the 20th Century ”, etc .

MoCA Culture Salon: Old Japanese Buildings in Shanghai

Host: Chen Zuen  Professor of Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Donghua University

Time: 4p.m.-6 p.m., Mar. 15th (Saturday), 2014

Language: Chinese
 
Venue: 3F, MoCA Shanghai, (please go to the third floor by elevator)

Introduction:

Architecture is still art; its colorful elements constitute our modern cities. The countries  which once entered Shanghai have shown their own essences of architecture to the city. While their concessions were under construction in Shanghai, the countries considered building their own styles of buildings as a way to represent themselves.
Since the 20th century, with the rapid development of urban constructions in Shanghai, the Japanese have begun to hire  both their local and Western top architects to enhance the Japanese  community by means of architecture which is considered to be the symbol of national power.

Except for several temples, buildings of purely traditional Japanese style can rarely be seen in Shanghai Those Japanese buildings usually look either “foreign  from the outside and local  from the inside” or “completely modern-Japanese”. It  shows us that in an international city like Shanghai, Japan is connected to the world , but, in the meanwhile, within the communications between Japanese,  we can still feel the warm emotions  among Yamato people, which symbolize the basic national policies during the Meiji Restoration.


About Speaker:

Chen Zuen, professor of Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Donghua University; graduated from the history department of Fudan University. He studies modern history of China and history of Sino-Japanese relations. His published books in recent years are: “Visiting the Japanese Residents in Modern Shanghai” (2007), “The Legend of Wang Yiting from Bailong Mountain” (2007), “The Life of Japanese in Shanghai” (2009), “The Map of Japanese Culture in Shanghai” (2010) and “The Story Of Old Shanghai-The Westerners and the Japanese” (2011).

Notice Dear Visitors: Due to the installation work of our next exhibition,our museum will temporarily closed. The new exhibition will open to the public on July 1st. MoCA Pavilion/MoCA on the Park restaurant will be open as usual. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely, MoCA Shanghai June26,2017