The city of Shanghai currently offers a wide array of art museums with exhibitions featuring works by globally renowned artists and collections from some of the most prestigious art institutions in the world. Using our own city as a case study, the RAS Art Focus 2021-22 curated series Places & Spaces: Art in Shanghai aims to explore the phenomenon of museum culture and exhibition making in Shanghai. Each month, Art Historian and Critic Julie Chun will introduce us to museums, both big and small, to understand the pluralist facets of art institutions with unique opportunities to hear from curators, museum directors, exhibition specialists, or artists.
On the final day of the exhibition "Silky Entanglement," we will be exploring the immersive fiber works by Liang Shaoji (b. b. 1945) at the Power Station of Art. As one of the early groups of Chinese contemporary artists to engage with contemporary art, Liang Shaoji uses various iterations of silk to create sculptures, paintings and installations to intersect China's historical heritage with contemporary issues. With silkworms as his assistants and co-producers, the artist hand grows and nurtures the insects who are active participants in the creation of Liang's works. Julie Chun will provide an introduction of the Place by discussing the history of the PSA. This will be followed by an interactive guided walk through the immense Space of Liang Shaoji's solo exhibition "Silky Entanglement" where we will be joined by one of PSA's exhibition coordinators to better understand the process of mounting site-specific installations in museums.
We will meet in the lobby of the PSA at 1:45pm for registration.
Note: Attendees must register and have their registration approved on GlueUp. Those confirmed attendees are required to bring a face mask and green health code. Thank you for your understanding.