Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hostage:Wang Jianwei Solo Exhibition

Hostage:Wang Jianwei Solo Exhibition

Presented by: Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art
Dates: 19 April – 18 May 2008
Venue: Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art (No. 28, Lane 199
Fangdian Road, Shanghai, China)
Opening Reception: 19 April, 2008 (Saturday), 4pm
Artistic Director: Shen Qibin
Curator: Binghui Huangfu

Hostage is the grey area among science, history, society and
hypothesis and a kind of imaginary relationship between potential
knowledge and certain reality. Individual can be regarded as the
hostage of history and knowledge, hijacked by the present and the

Wang Jianwei was the first Chinese mainland artist attending the 10th
Kassel Document, Germany. Afterwards, he attended the 50th Venice
Biennale, Italy, and the 25th St-Paul Biennale, Brazil. In February,
2008, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in the field of contemporary art
(The prize was awarded by Foundation for Contemporary Arts, US.),
which made him the first and only Chinese artist winning the prize.
On 19, April, his new solo exhibition Hostage will be held in
Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art.

Wang Jianwei continues his themes of placing people or object out of

Forum:What is possible?
A Forum examining the current and future directions possible for
China's culture.

Presented by: Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art
Venue of the Forum: Zendai MoMA Shanghai
Art Classroom, Second Floor, No. 28, Lane 199 Fangdian Road,
Shanghai, China
Date of the Forum: 20 April,2008,10:00—18:00
Convener: Binghui Huangfu, Deputy Director of Zendai MoMA

This Forum will address a set of cultural and social issues by
refocusing art theory and cultural theory upon a set of much broader
philosophical questions concerning the role of art in culture. Its
methodological innovation lies in its detailed focus on the processes
of visual art as defined and developed within a network of (social
and disciplinary) relationships and in its use of empirically
grounded action-based research. The Forum enables us to examine the
way in which art constructs relationships in a number of different
registers (cultural, community and disciplinary).

Speakers: Dai Zhikang, Chairman and CEO, Zendai Group
Shen Qibin, Director of Shanghai Zendai MoMA
Marianne Brouwer, Curator from Holland
Andreas Schmid, Artist/Curator
Jérome Sans, Director of UCCA
Huang zhuan, Director of OCT
Shi Jian, Isreading Culture
Wang Hui, Researcher of Chinese Academy of Social
Geremie R. Barme, Australian Academy of Humanity
Wang Min'an, Philosopher/Critic
Jonathan, Scholar
Gary Carsley, curater

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