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Salon| From Felt Tent to Cloud City: A Time Space Journey ofTextiles & Architect

SalonFrom Felt Tent to Cloud City: A Time Space Journey ofTextiles & 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.

 

Numen/For Use, “Net Hasselt”

 

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.

Performance| Next Performance

 

PerformanceNext Performance

Artist: MIAO Jiaxin

Planner: ZHANG Hanlu

Time:April 8th, 2016 (Friday) 19:30-20:30

Location: Exhibition Hallat 1st floor of MoCA

Introduction:

The first stage of MIAOJiaxin’s works is photography, and then the performance art; now he is focusedon the practice of cross-media performance. His own body is usually a part ofhis works: curling up naked in the street of NYC, being beaten when hiding inmother’s suitcase and ritually performing his another personality as a Chinesebusinessman in a suit. He once transformed his work studio in Brooklyn into areal-time monitoring cage and lent it for $1 per night to those who werelooking for a place to stay. What his works have been trying to explore is theambiguity and tension between the individual and the authority, also theoperation of identity cognition, race, gender, sex, social status and power.

The performance at MoCAShanghai is the latest presentation of his Next Performance series. Mr. Miaonames his various performance art works at different occasions, institutes andcountries since 2015 Next Performance, which he tries to break the fetter ofthe theme and emphasise the performance itself and the communication with theaudience through the language of body and action. Quote Mr. Miao’s own words,“Next Performance refers to the one after the previous performance, or theprevious one before this performance……Even if there is no Next Performance,there will be another Next Performance. Next Performance doesn't necessarilyfollow something or is followed by something. Next Performance is the present,you and me. This very moment, which is blank, hesitant and serious, is becomingthe Next Performance properly.” In this performance, the artist will use aseries of groceries to connect his language of action and demonstrate ritualbehaviours. Behind all the expected or unexpected improvised scenes, Mr. Miaowill presents the coexistence of individual and authority peacefully, and hewill show the passion and assumption of the individual artist to connect withthe pyramid of the arts world.

 

Goodnight NY

 

 

About Artist:

Born in Shanghai in 1977,MIAO Jiaxin graduated from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currentlysettles in New York.

Admission & Reservation:

50RMB/person, Free/Membership of MoCA, Shanghai. Reservations are required. Forevent booking and more information, please call 63279900-106, or emaileducation@mocashanghai.org. Please provide your name, contact number, andnumber of people in your party. If you hold a member card, please leave us yourmembership number.

[MoCA Kids Workshop] Small Space vs Big Idea


Instructor: DING Xueying

Time: 2:00-4:00pm, April 2nd, (Saturday) 2016

Location: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Age: 7-11 years old


Abstract:

People pass by different functional buildings every day. Home, school, hospital, shopping mall, station and library … all kinds of buildings in various forms have given us different feelings. Have you tried to stop by and take a look at the appearance and internal structure?

MoCA Kids Workshop will follow the current exhibition, “Within, Without” by architect Kris Yao, and organize an architectural design competition. Children can follow the teacher's guidance and gain the knowledge of architecture, and build up a construction team. By using corrugated carton, paper, sticks and other waste materials to produce a body-sized children's paradise. In accordance with the requirements of custom-made, children will develop all the areas with various functional purposes. Meanwhile, children will use brush and paper to decorate their own buildings.

What kind of creative design and unconstrained architecture will come up to the children’s minds? We are looking forward to it. Wish you will join us!

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.

  

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Reservation Deadline:03/23

[MoCA Creative Salon-Workshop] GlassEmbedment ×ContemporaryJewelry Craftsmanship

 

Time:March 13, 2016(Sunday) 13:30~16:00

Instructor:Pasichnyk Iurii (PhD, Printmaking Dept., National Academy of Fine Arts andArchitecture (Ukraine))

Language:Ukrainian (with Chinese translation)

Numberof people: 25

Age:12 years of age or older

Venue:3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Co-organizer:CRAFT WORKSHOP

 

Originatingin the stained glass windows of Medieval European churches, today glass art’sgorgeous colors and fantasy textures can be seen in daily life.

 

Thishandicraft activity will lead participants in the use of stained glassmaterials, teaching them the craftsmanship of glass embedding, such assplicing, winding and reinforcement. Reviving the technique from ancientwestern history, the workshop intends to return it to secular life. Theworkshop will lead you on an aesthetic pilgrimage from modern glass art toancient craftsmanship.

 


Admission & Booking:

240RMB/person, 220RMB/Membershipof MoCA, Shanghai. Reservations are required. For event booking and moreinformation, please call 63279900-106, or email education@mocashanghai.org.Please provide your name, age, contact number, and number of people in yourparty. If you hold a member card, please leave us your membership number.

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.

 

[Workshop] Switch on the 8HZ Mode


Artist: Wang Xin

Time: 4th March 2016 (Friday) 19:30-20:30
Participants: 9
Location: the third floor of MoCA, Shanghai


Introduction:
In the workshop, participants will learn how to switch on their “8HZ Mode”, where they will enter α brain wave status, with consciousness, relaxed bodies and constant stimulation of imagination and creativity. At the same time, they would experience an onsite “8 HZ” through the collective hypnosis conducted by the artist.


About Artist:


Xin Wang is a Chinese new media artist working and living in Shanghai. Her work mainly takes in the form of installation, moving images and new media. Unconsciousness, art world system and post-human are keywords in her art creation. Xin is also a certificated hypnotist mainly focusing on exploring the creative way to use hypnosis in the art area. Since 2014, Xin has cooperated with Imago Kinetics and founded the 8HZ Hypnosis Lab in Imago Kinetics’ Art Center in Hangzhou.  


[MoCA kids workshop] Lilliput of Imagination


Instructor: TORU HARADA (Japan)

Age: 5-8 years old

Time: February 21, 2016 (Sun.) 14:00-16:00

Location: 3F,Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Language: Chinese


Intro:

One upon a time and far far away, there was Lilliput, a kingdom of tiny persons.

It was so mysterious that everyone and every single tale were devastated to explore it.  What is it like in Lilliput? What do the clothes, food, houses and transportation look like there? How is their everyday life? Is there any weird animals?

At this workshop, Japanese artist Toru Harada will teach us how to create different figures as well as their lives and build our very own Lilliput by cutting and pasting  together colorful stickers and paper.


About instructor:


Toru Harada is a Japanese artist who lives and works in both Shanghai and Fukuoka. He has a background in painting, sculpture, furniture and other mediums. His work spans a wide range from plane to solid sculpture design. His work is known for its structural simplicity and distinctive style utilizing bold lines. The unique conceptual ideas and techniques of the mosaic painting style reflect the creator's rich background in art. Toru uses the simplest design, bold lines elements along with the usage of inherent characteristics of the display space to bring the audience a brand-new sensory impression.


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.




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.


Enchanted


Performer: DING Yizhi

Time: Jan.30 2016, Sat. 15:00-16:20 

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Participants: Family (1 adult + 1 child above 5)

Limit of participants: Up to 25 families

 

Brief Intro:

Magic, an art doing wonders, makes impossible possible. Magicians are passionate about life and have been devoting to bring the passion to everybody. The pursuit of dreams and the desire for happiness have impel them to make “miracles” one after another.

Magician Ding Ding will first perform some wonderful magic tricks including magic ring, unbeatable golden cudgel and miraculous album. Then Ding Ding will teach a interesting magic trick which might make you the coolest among your pals. Why not sign up for it now?

 

About the performer:

Ding Ding, or Ding Yizhi, as one of the cool and fashionable X-generation, is extremely keen on magic. He is the consultant of the magic society at several universities and the magician for SHCAT. His speciality is various visualized magic and has participated in the program of several TV stations.

 

Admission & Booking:

150RMB/person, 120RMB/Membership of MoCA, Shanghai. 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.

[2016 Art Winter Camp] Travel around the world with me to appreciate arts


Instructor: DING Xueying

Time: January 23th-24th (Saturday to Sunday) 14:00-16:00
Age: 5-11 years old
Location: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai


This winter will no longer be cold and boring~ the Art Winter Camp in MoCA is coming soon.

This time it will be a two-day camp. We are going to follow the teacher to travel around the world in the first day. Through the trip to America, Sweden, Egypt and China, we will know about art styles and expression forms of different countries and listen to sweet and interesting stories with exoticism. It is also available to play jigsaw puzzle with friends, learning to share and accept creative thinking of each, and eventually complete a little piece of work with geographical culture elements individually.

The next day, kids will sit in the props and settings with exotic features. They can follow the instructions of the teacher, writing, directing and creating a special performance of global arts by themselves. They are going to make the props and sets for their own performances by using the imaginations and knowledge learned before.

 

About the instructor:

DING Xueying

DING was post graduated from East China Normal University, the major of art education and now she teaches in Fudan middle school. She has been an instructor of kids’ education program in MoCA several times. 


Admission & Booking:

200RMB/person, 180RMB/Membership of MoCA, Shanghai. 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.

MoCA New Years Special Feature Craft Workshop | Glass Inlay Workshop


Time: December 27, 2015(Sunday) 13:30~16:30

Instructor: Pasichnyk Iurii (PhD, Printmaking Dept., National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (Ukraine))

Language: Ukrainian (with Chinese translation)

Number of people: 20 (In pairs)

Age: 12 years of age or older

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

 

Prevailing in Middle Ages, colored glass in European churches are always considered as riligious and mysterious. With the changed social values, nowadays colored glass has become popular in our daily life for its gorgeous colors and fantastic textures, and it is possible that glass can be fine art by using craft methods like inlaying and winding. 


   


As the new year is coming, we’d love to invite you as pairs to join in the workshop instructed by Russian artist Pasichnyk Iurii Ievgenovvych to make a season decoration with colored glasses. Why not take your dear friends and families to the workshop and add a joyful touch to the holiday?


Admission & Booking:

200RMB/person, 180RMB/Membership of MoCA, Shanghai. 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.

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.

MoCA Kids Workshop | “Us Puppets” Workshop


Speaker: FENG xinlian, YI Changming

Time: 2015 11 14(Sat.) 14:00~16:00

Venue: 3F, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai

Age: 5~10 

 

Activity Content:

Part I:

First, a brief but vivid introduction to puppet show will be given with the aids of puppets, videos and pictures. Then different kinds of puppets will be showed, such as marionettes, hand puppets and marottes. You can greet and interact with them!

As for the stories, histories or the complicated production steps of puppets, they will be known as soon as you fall in love with puppets. What matters to us is whether you are having a good time! We just want to let you see that there is something interesting called puppet.


Part II:

Every group will make one or several hand puppets in the workshop, and will each perform their very own clip. Filming is welcomed during the process; meanwhile we hope that the joys of this afternoon are not only shared in the workshop, but also shine in everyday life in the future.

 

Of course you should be prepared for…

1.  Patience! Because you are giving them lives, which is pretty important!

2.  Participation! Anything fun needs to be joined with everybody~

3.  Family! Do come with your whole family!

 

About Puppet Shows:

Puppet show is a form of theater or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets. It is very ancient, and is believed to appear in Han Dynasty. In Chinese it is usually called Qui Lei Xi. Puppetry takes many forms but they all share the process of animating inanimate performing objects with singing and music. There are many different varieties of puppets, and they are made of a wide range of materials, depending on their form and intended use. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction. 

 

About Main Speakers:


FENG Xinlian

Living Theater Producer

Graduated from Shanghai Theater Academy

One of the first professional living theater producers in China with training from colleges and universities

Producer of The Seasons, which was honored with the Lotus Award, the highest domestic honor in dancing, law-populizing show Going Home

 


YI Changming

Graduated from Acting Department of Shanghai Theater Academy, later studied in UK

Drama: 21 Ct, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Family

Microcinema: The Adventure of 3 Brothers, Leading actor in Pad Man for Space 7 of Hengan International

Film & TV programs: Hand in Hand, The Master of The House, The Two Generation Era

Acted as Cookie Monster and the Lamb in Sesame Street for 2015 CCTV Children’s Spring Festival Gala

Acted as Cookie Monster in Sesame Street Children’s Day Special For CCTV-14 in May, 2015

 

Admission &Booking:

50 RMB/Family, 40 RMB/Family Membership of MoCA, Shanghai. 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 | 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”.

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.

【SH 7ème Art】French contemporary animation exhibition
On October 24th(Saturday), from 18:30 to 21:00, the opening activity of <French contemporary animation exhibition> was successfully held at MoCA. 

The event featured a film screening and an artist talk. The film "La prophétiedes grenouilles" was screened during the first half, and then during the second half, director Jacques-Rémy Girerd, the founder of Folimage Valence Productions and the animation school La Poudrière, spoke to the audience about the “inheritance of creativity” in French animation.


 
 

Organizers: Institute of World Film (SHNU), French consulate, MoCA



【SH 7ème Art】The method of short film


On October 10th from 19:00~21:15, <The Method of Short Film> was successfully held at MoCA, Shanghai.

This activity contains two parts. First, three short films 《AISSA》,《Still got lives》,《The Chicken》 which filmed by Clément Tréhin-Lalanne, Jan-Gerrit Seyler and Una Gunjak was showed. Second, three directors shared their experience and understanding about the method of short film.



MoCA Pavilion


MoCA Pavilion is a brand new art space of Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai and will be open to public in 2015. The mission of MoCA Pavilion is, by presenting a series of artistic projects, to support young artists and focus on new trends of arts and encourage innovation in contemporary art. At the same time, it can be one of our tryouts to create a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the works of contemporary artists.

The Chinese words “Ting Tai ( 台 )”, which means ‘pavilion’ in English. It is a “open, public, gathering and leisure”place, and the term is full of oriental elements. In English, pavilion refers to a small, delicate and pleasing architecture that stands outside the main building. The MoCA Pavilion is just something of the sort, an interactive space that sits in the midst of the city’s concrete forest for open communication, for gathering creative people from all fields of art, and for experiments. At the same time, it is a new and easy way for the public to learn the fast development of modern society or contemporary arts, and a new space for the public to do independent thinking and express their thoughts. Different from the huge exhibitions held in the exhibition hall, the MoCA Pavilion’s projects will have the characteristics like experimental, creative, flexible and open and etc. The projects of MoCA Pavilion in 2015 make up with two parts-independently planned projects and collaboration projects. The theme for the independently planned projects is “Art and Education”. We will invite young artists to participate in the work of the museum. And together with the museum staff, young artists are planning educational projects (or communication / interactive activities) with their own style. Based on the theme “interactions with the audience”, art should be a way of thinking during the whole process from planning the projects to carrying out them. The young artists can adapt different ways to carry out their projects, like exhibitions, lectures, film screening, book clubs, performances, talks, concerts and workshops and etc. Along with the independently planned projects, we are trying out our best to actively promote collaboration with art institutions and curators globally, and thus to introduce and present excellent young artists. We sincerely hope MoCA Pavilion can become an international communication platform for contemporary art.



MoCA Shanghai at Art Basel,2015

“ i ”- GU CHANGWEI'S CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION

With honor and pride, the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai will host Gu Changwei exhibition in 13th December, 2014.

One of China’s most famous film directors today, Gu 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. In this sense, “ i ”Contemporary Art of Gu Changwei is a presentation of his art works after years of silent accumulation.

In this exhibition, the artist used different media including video, two dimensional pieces, and installation. All the works are closely linked to our day-to-day lives and yet they have represented an unexpected and extraordinary splendor. In front of these works, we question on ourselves and derive all kinds of solutions, which also hide behind the artist's interpretation of the contemporary social values, and thinking of the current physical existence.

This solo exhibition is not intended as a summary or extension of Gu’s achievements as an artist. Rather, it marks a beginning with a unique perspective, a sober-minded meditation expressed with passion. Here and now, we will see an old friend of ours opening up his brave new world of “ i ” to us.

To explain his motivation in creating these works, Gu quotes from Marcel Duchamp: “Art is not about itself but about the attention we bring to it.”

The curator of this exhibition, Kong Chang’an was among the curators and organizers of the China/Avant Garde ‘89. In the early 1990s, as an eminent art critic, he introduced China’s contemporary art to the West through Flash Art, a world-famous art magazine. Besides, he is the first Chinese curator to work for the 45th Venice Biennale in “Aperto” in 1993. In recent years, Kong has been more involved in research and practice on visual/video art in the United States.

“ i ”Contemporary Art of Gu Changwei at the MoCA Shanghai is a display of contemporary art based on the trans-disciplinary cooperation between a celebrated film director and a senior curator and on an intellectual dialogue by means of visual/video art. For China’s art circles, it will be the year’s finale notable for its flickering novelty.

 

The organizer:Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai Foundation

Curator: KONG Chang’an

Sponsorship: MOET&CHANDON CHAMPAGNE、Benz、Bang Comm、Jing An Shangri-La

 

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Since the opening in 2005, MoCA Shanghai has been promoting contemporary art home and abroad, hoping to bring culture and artistic atmosphere for Shanghai citizens and become a platform providing basic artistic education.

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