Walking On The Fade Out Lines
Walking On The Fade Out Lines, this exhibition tackles the angles that people “see” things and encourages us to explore the unknown. It invites audiences to revisit history and inspires them to re-discover how artists have been asking, analyzing and tackling trans-region difficulties brought by the times since the end of 20th century in a global context. Via a poetic elaboration, it attempts to transform the cognitive structure and offer new perspectives which are more open and diverse. “‘Walking On The Fade Out Lines’ whispers, listens, connects with the Other, and yet there is no need to see foreigners as the Other or to travel such distances to meet with and speak on behalf of an exotic Other. Radical ‘alterity’ has first to be found and cultivated in our inner-self and social interaction with all kinds of beauty, ugliness, tyranny and harmony. There is always a foreign land from where we stand,” Larys Frogier, director of Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) and one of the curators said. This exhibition is a collaboration and exchange between Shanghai-based RAM and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, one of the most renowned contemporary art institutions in Italy. It will present 29 works by more than 23 artists from all over the world, covering various art forms including paintings, interactive installations, photography and video. All the works are from a collection by Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Additionally, works by Song Tao and Zhang Ruyi, two Shanghai-based artists, consolidate and enrich the links between the exhibition and the local context. A series of public education events will be held during the exhibition.
Date: Until May 27, 2018 Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
Address: 20 Huqiu Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Admission: 50 yuan Call 3310-9985 for more details
The Western art was so amazing and fascinating in the first half of the 20th century. At the time, the flourish of “La Belle Epoque” (The Twilight of the 19th Century) remained. Meanwhile, a new world was born from the ashes of war, in which modern art movements burst out and various avant-garde arts emerged. These attracted artists from all over the world. Chinese artists flowed to the West after 1911, opening up a period with the most frequent exchanges between Chinese and Western culture. This exhibition selects the most “poetic” works of the great artists who flowed to the West during this period. They had a background in Chinese classical culture and dedicated themselves to Western classical art, impressionism and fauvism after going West. In the process of learning Western art and culture, these strangers reflected and made the once-invisible collision between Eastern and Western cultures visible. All of a sudden, a new world opened up. The intellectuals of this time pursued an understanding of the world through study, while they never forgot to return to their own roots in art. In spite of the Western style of their form, their works are filled with Oriental melancholy, not relying on inscriptions and poems. This part was based on the introduction posted on the website of Long Museum.
Date: Until July 8, 2018; 10 am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday; closed on Mondays
Venue: Long Museum (Pudong)
Address: No.210, Lane 2255, Luoshan Road, Shanghai
Admission: 50 yuan Call 6877-8787 for more details
Donna Huanca’s first solo exhibition
Working with live performance, painting, sculpture and textiles, Donna Huanca, a Berlin-based, Bolivian American artist will extend her visual language through a new series of works including paintings, sculpture, video and performance, building a terrain which echoes itself. Materials such as turmeric, sand, and clay, which derive from the earth, also used in healing, play an important role in her practice. Skin paintings, fragments of paint, or skin-like materials on the sculptures maintain a self-sustaining cycle. As the artist pointed out, “It’s a continuous whirl like a snake eating its own tail.” Beginning as a musician before creating paintings, Huanca is not only interested in the materiality, but also sound. The exhibition will be completely silent, and to her, “Silence is also a sound. Silence is not actual silence.” The artist chose the recurring word “echo” where she used when thinking or speaking about the works, indicating “certain approaches or elements are distributed from the same core then reverberate a resemblance or similarity to one another, verbalizing the dynamics of the works.” This ad was based on the introduction posted on the website of the Yuz Museum. Date: Until June 3, 2018; 10 am to 9 pm; closed on Mondays Venue: Yuz Museum
Address: 35 Fenggu Road, Xuhui District
Admission: Free Call 6426-1901 for more information
Yang Fudong – a museum film project 2018
This is the opening chapter of Yang Fudong’s museum film project. In accordance with the unique architecture of the Long Museum, Yang created two novel and spectacular scenes, “The Morning Ceremony of the Song Dynasty” on the first floor and “The Tower of Life” in the stair gallery, which constitute the central filming locations of the “Museum Film Project.” Yang initially conceived this idea of making an art film in an art museum in 2009. After nearly a decade of planning, his idea is finally realized in the Long Museum (West Bund), and this project will be presented in other art institutions exploring different themes in the future. Yang integrates the strict and orderly process of shooting with the spontaneous visit of the audience, allowing viewers to wander into the flow of time and feel the multidimensional video world constructed by Yang. This ad was based on the introduction posted on the website of the museum.
Date: Until June 3, 2018; 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Sunday; closed on Mondays
Venue: Long Museum (West Bund)
Address: 3398, Longteng Avenue
Admission: 50 yuan Call 6422-7636 for more information