Places & Spaces: Art in Global Context
Trinh T. Minh-ha: Traveling in the Dark at the Rockbund Art Museum
Sunday, 27th November 2022
2:45 pm registration
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Speakers: Curator Xu Tian Tian (Introduction), Art Historian Julie Chun (Discussion Moderator)
This session is an in-person, on-site event.
The 2022-23 Art Focus with the theme Places & Spaces: Art in Global Context provides a hybrid mix of on-site as well as online discussions to examine the role of art institutions around the globe. With Art Historian and Critic, Julie Chun, we are introduced to museums and art spaces, large and small, to better comprehend the pluralist facets of art institutions with unique opportunities to hear from museum directors, curators, cultural experts, and artists.
For our upcoming November Art Focus, we will convene on-site at the Rockbund Art Museum to explore the solo exhibition of Trinh T. Minh-ha, the highly acclaimed Vietnamese visual and sound artist, literary theorist, filmmaker, composer, and professor at UC Berkeley. Embodying the tenants of rigorous cross-disciplinary and multi-cultural studies, Trinh's visually charged works of art steer away from the standard filmic construct by presenting a poetic and philosophical engagement through compelling visual and auditory connections. Her solo exhibition deconstructs the conventional ways we recognize the world by allowing the viewers to reconsider our tropes of fixed reality. Presented as an open montage of images, text, and music in a non-linear structure, each content becomes a passage through time and space.
Rockbund Art Museum's curator Xu Tiantian will provide a brief introduction to the exhibition. This will be followed by an opportunity for our members to view the various works on their own. After which, at a designated time, we will convene for a sit-down discussion moderated by Julie Chun.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit: http://www.rockbundartmuseum.org/en/exhibition/overview/cc2ctum
The Rockbund Art Museum is the original building of the Royal Asiatic Society Museum, Library, and Lecture hall built in 1933. For more information about the building, please see:
To respect COVID restrictions, this event will be limited to 20 on a first-come, first-sign-up basis. Those confirmed and attending need to bring a 72-hour green health code and a face mask. Thank you for your understanding.
REGISTRATION: Members & Friends 60 RMB, Non-members 160 RMB (INCLUDES the cost of the entry ticket to the museum)
VENUE: Lobby of the Rockbund Art Museum
ADDRESS IN ENGLISH: 20 Huqiu Lu (near Beijing Dong Lu)
ADDRESS IN CHINESE: 上海外滩美术馆, 虎丘路20号（近北京东路）
METRO: Line 2, Nanjing East Road station. Exit 6, about 10 minute walk
This is for RAS members who signed up under the joint/family option