About the Event
Joseph Beuys the German
liked to collect small animals when he was little.
He favored rabbits most, and could communicate with animals and plants...
Later, he became one of the most well-known artists in Europe.
Nam June Paik, the Korean, started learning classical music since childhood,
but was hooked on television and robots when he grew up.
He is the first man who does creative work with television and satellites...
Later, he became one of the Asian artists who went international first.
On March 3, HOW Little Volunteers organized by How Art Museum will take the children to get to understand the two mysterious and famous artists, Beuys and Nam June Paik!
Through edutainment visiting and explanation, we hope that the children will learn the basic etiquette for visiting a museum when they appreciate the contemporary art. Meanwhile, the activity will help to improve the social ability of the children and motivate their interest in and passion for participation in public service.
About the Exhibition
Many important works of Joseph Beuys and Nam June Paik, two outstanding representatives of contemporary art in the 20th century, are displayed in the current exhibition of How Art Museum (Shanghai) Letters Du Voyant: Joseph Beuys x Nam June Paik. The exhibition will be held until May 13.
Nam June Paik is good at utilizing modern media. He began to use television as a medium for creation in 1960s. He used satellites in his works in 1984. Beuys, on the other hand, always encouraged people: “To change the habitual reality, do something”. He urged us to find new ways to redefine and think with his own actions. In the opinion of Gregor Jansen, joint curator of the exhibition, “Both Beuys and Nam June Paik are deemed as ‘the father’ for that specific age. In 1960s, they tried to change the world. They were rebels of the time. They did not believe anything except human, which is most important.”
About the Teacher
CHEN Che, who is currently the chief curator of Shanghai How Art Museum, graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 and obtained a master's degree in "visual culture research". The main direction of the curatorial study is the interaction of contemporary art and culture, and he hopes to make an in-depth study of the development and evolution of contemporary art from the perspective of cultural research. He joined How Art Museum in 2013 and participated in the preparatory work of the Shanghai main hall of How Art Museum (opened in 2017) and the exhibition planning activities of How Art Museum Wenzhou, which opened in 2013.
HU Siqi joined How Art Museum as a public education commissioner in 2017, mainly responsible for the implementation and planning of public education projects of How Art Museum and the maintenance and expansion of public resources, so as to promote the interaction between the museum and the public and society. She graduated from the University of Warwick in 2015 and obtained a master's degree in "Contemporary Art Market Research".