HOW|Seminar: Lettres Du Voyant: Joseph Beuys x Nam June Paik in China
As an important session before the opening of the exhibition in 2018 “Lettres Du Voyant: Joseph Beuys x Nam June Paik”, a seminar titled “Joseph Beuys & Nam June Paik in China” will be held in How Art Museum (Shanghai) on the afternoon of January 19, 2018.
Time: 16:00 - 17:30, January 19, 2018
Venue: Onehome Hall, 3F, Onehome Hotel (Lane 2299, Zuchongzhi Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai)
Guests to the seminar
Gregory Jansen, director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, and guest curator for Lettres du Voyant: Joseph Beuys X Nam June Paik
KIM Nam Soo, Korean art critic, former researcher of Nam June Paik Art Center, and guest curator for Lettres du Voyant: Joseph Beuys X Nam June Paik
LEE Yongwoo, professor of Shanghai University and artistic director of Shanghai International Art City project hosted by Bao Steel and SAFA
LEE Juang Sung, electronics technician, and former assistant and of Nam June Paik
Dao Zi (WANG Min), professor of the school of Fine Arts at Tsinghua University
LI Xiaoshan, director of Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts
Karen Smith, executive director of OCAT Xi’an.
SUN Zhouxing, dean and professor of the school of liberal arts at Tongji University
SHU Kewen, freelancer, and former associate editor of Sanlian Life Weekly
ZHA Changping, associate professor of Christian Research Center, Institute of Daoism and religious culture at Sichuan University
HUANG Du, assistant curator for Chinese Pavilion of the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003 and curator for the Chinese pavilion of the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, 2004
ZHANG Bing, independent curator, and curator of Nigh Square Meters Art Gallery project hosted by Goethe Open Space, Shanghai
YANG Chaoyue, freelancer, whose master thesis concentrates on Joseph Beuys
Host of the seminar
DU Xiyun, deputy director of HOW Art Museum
Topic for discussion
Amongst the avant-garde art trend and movement after World War II, Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik outperformed their peers by making unrestrained exploration and broadening the boundaries of freedom with art through their passionate words, deeds and works, which also enabled them to become prophet/seer both unconsciously and consciously and leave over abundant ideological and aesthetic heritage to future generations.
In Europe and the United States, Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik have been widely known to the public through years of cultural communication and exchange. However, they are not so familiar to most Chinese people. Therefore, their relationship with the Chinese context is of rich interest.
At the seminar, discussion will be held among international well-known curators and Chinese experts and scholars on the relationship between the two prophet artists and the Chinese context.