Address:Shanghai Himalayas Museum

Artist:Alfredo Jaar

Time:2015-08-11~2015-08-11

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IT IS DIFFICULT: Alfredo Jaar

 

Alfredo Jaar an artist, architect, and filmmaker known as of one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today, will present his first lecture in Shanghai at the Himalayas Museum on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015.

 

He will introduce his most recent projects realized around the world, including places such as Fukushima, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Leipzig, Santiago, New York, and other locations. He will also present a selection of his most iconic works like A Logo for America (1987), his historic public intervention revived last year in Times Square, New York, and The Skoghall Konsthall (2000), the world’s first paper museum which he created only to burn to the ground 24 hours after its creation in order to ignite a community’s yearning for a space for culture. The artist will also discuss his early Hong Kong projects documenting the hundreds of thousands of so-called “boat people” who fled Vietnam’s post-war crushing poverty in the late 1970s and landed in Hong Kong, searching for a better life. His various projects, namely Untitled (Water) (1990) and A Hundred Times Nguyen (1994), were created from photographs he took in the 1980s when he visited Hong Kong’s refugee camps. The grim ocean passages, refugees, detention camps, and the intolerable conditions of the unpredictable and often interminable wait for refugee status are an unfortunate echo to scenes we can now observe on shores throughout the world.

 


 

Alfredo Jaars installations and public interventions have earned him international acclaim. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007, 2009, 2013), Sao Paulo (1987, 1989, 2010) as well as Documenta in Kassel (1987, 2002). Important individual exhibitions include The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitechapel, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm. A major retrospective of his work took place in 2012 at three institutions in Berlin: Berlinische Galerie, Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V. and Alte Nationalgalerie. In 2014 the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki hosted the most extensive retrospective of his career. Currently, a major exhibition is taking place at MAC, Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille, France (Nous l’avons tant aimée, la révolution, July 3, 2015 – January 10, 2016)

 

The artist has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world. Over fifty monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.

 

His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim Museum, New York, the MCA in Chicago, MOCA and LACMA in Los Angeles, the Tate in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Centro Reina Sofia in Madrid, MACBA in Barcelona, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, MAXXI and MACRO in Rome and dozens of other institutions and private collections worldwide.

 


 

Alfredo Jaar:  It Is difficult   Lecture

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

7:00pm-9:00pm

Shanghai Himalayas Museum

3M, Zone A, No.869, Yinghua Road, Pudong District

Shanghai, China

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  • Announcing 2016 Artists in Residence (Gwanju)



    Announcing the 2016 Himalayas x Gwangju Artists in Residence

    After a month-long open call for the Shanghai Himalayas Museum Artist-in-Residences 2016 Gwangju Program, we are pleased to announce that we have selected two gifted Chinese artists, Shanghai-based Xu Zhifeng and Beijing-based Xie Yi, from the 49 applications we received, to embark on a journey to Korea as this years artists in residence.

    Congratulations to the two artists and a warm thank-you to all the artists who applied for the open call.

    ARTIST PROFILE


    XU ZHIFENG




    1983 born Xu Zhifeng is an interdisciplinary artist based in Shanghai and holds a bachelor of architecture from the College of Fine Arts of Shanghai University.

    Past Works


    Mega Sim Card 
    Spray Paint on Concrete
    2016



    Safe

    Mixed Media/

    Intervention/Photography

    2013

    Look Through ME
    Mixed Media/Photography
    2010-2016


    ARTIST PROFILE

    XIE YI



    1984 born Xie Yi received his BFA and MFA in Sculpture from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. He is currently based in Beijing.


    Past Works



    Two Classic Works
    Installation
    2015




    Snake and Women

    2014

    Snake and Women

    "La Chair" Exhibition

    2016, Shanghai




    Since 2014, Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum has established the long-term strategic collaborative relationship with the Gwangju Museum of Art. Gwangju Museum of Art has recommended many Korean artists to the Shanghai programme, such as Lee Jeong Lok, Kim Dong A, Li Shixuan, Zheng Guangxi, Sobin Park, Ryu Eun, etc. We have also recommended many Chinese artists to Korea, such as Guan Huaibin, Zhang Aidong, You Si, Zhang Qiushi, Zhan Jia, Hu Jiayi, Zhao Jingyan, and Zheng Haozhong.


    On the occasion of Gwangju Biennial and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, the museum will provide 3 months of exchange programme this year for the young artists in China during late August to mid-November.



  • Exhibition will open until 8 pm on weekend

    Updated Opening Hours for Dunhuang - Song Of Living Beings


    10:00-18:00 

    Closed on Mondays

    Open until 9pm on Wednesdays & 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays



    Exhibition Dates:

    November 29, 2015 - March 20, 2016 


  • Extension visiting hours for Mar.5-6

    The museum will open till 8 pm for this weekend, March 5 and March 6.

    Last admission at 7:30 pm


    Thank you for your support and enjoy the show.


    Shanghai Himalayas Museum 

  • Opening Hours during Spring Fesitival

    Opening Hours & dates during Spring Fesitival

    (Feb.7- Feb. 13)


    10:00-18:00 

    Closed on Monday (Feb.8),

    Open until 9:00 pm on Wednesday (Feb.10)


    Wish you a happy Chinese New Year.

  • Grotto No.275 will leave Shanghai on Jan.4, 2016

    (2015年12月24日)目前正在上海喜玛拉雅美术馆“敦煌:生灵的歌”展出中的敦煌最早窟室之一北凉第275窟复制窟将于2016年1月4日提前撤离上海,元旦三天小长假将是最后观看此窟的时机。

    此次来到上海展的8个窟室中,北凉第275窟是莫高窟最早的洞窟之一,其建筑形制为长方形殿堂窟,窟正壁(西壁)塑高3.40米的弥勒菩萨像,扬掌交脚坐狮子座上,是敦煌众窟室中鲜有的交脚坐菩萨。

    据主办方消息,该窟室本由于紧张的展出安排最初并未包含在此次上海展中,经其与敦煌研究院的协商,最终达成近一个月的展出安排。此后,该窟室将先返回敦煌,为其5月份美国盖蒂博物馆的展出做提前运输等准备。北凉275窟提前撤除后,美术馆将以纪录片以及线上展示的方式,继续为公众展示其艺术魅力。

    此次上海喜玛拉雅美术馆的“敦煌:生灵的歌”展览是近年来最大型的敦煌展览,包含8个在敦煌也未全开放的最具艺术价值敦煌石窟,16件国家一级文物,敦煌学的奠基者常书鸿、段文杰等人的临摹作品等共计165件来自敦煌的珍品,也是敦煌研究院首次在国内与民营美术馆合作,并将当代艺术的新鲜血液带入展览之中。除引进专业来自敦煌的导览员每天定时安排免费导览之外,美术馆亦在每周三延长开放至晚间9点,并组织呈现不同的特别活动。

    开展以来,整个江浙沪地区亦是掀起一股敦煌热,喜玛拉雅美术馆门口也是常常排起长队。主办方建议合理安排观展时间,完整看完此展览至少需要2个小时,如能安排平日观展的观众,建议平日参观,一来门票相对便宜,二来人流相比周末较宽松,等候时间也相比较短。此展览将持续至2016年3月20日,但想要看275窟的观众,请抓住最后时机。

  • pre-registration for free Dunhuang Tickets

    We are delighted to inform you that your pre-registration online or via email makes you eligible to receive a free gift at the "Nihao Shanghai!” Conference on December 12-13th at Pudong Library. Not only can you enjoy the presentations of famous visual artists, curators, and architects, but you can also win tickets to the exhibitionDunhuang: Song of Living Beings or even a 1 year membership to the Shanghai Himalayas Museum!



    In order to win two free tickets to seeDunhuang: Song of Living Beings you must fulfil these requirements:


    Pre-register for the conference online or through email.

    Attend the conferences full day schedule (both morning and afternoon sessions) on either Saturday December 12th or Sunday 13th.


    If you attend both days for both morning and afternoon sessions, you are eligible to collect two pairs of two free tickets to visit Dunhuang: Song of Living Beings or exchange the 4 tickets for a 1 year membership to the Shanghai Himalayas Museum which includes benefits such as:


    Free admission for a year

    Catalogue with 30% off (one for each )

    VIP invitation of opening ceremonies

    20% off for Education Events/Courses (pre booking request)

    Guided Tour for members (except external guide tour)

    Latest information of exhibitions and activities




    We look forward to seeing you there!



    With our Best Regards,


    Shanghai Project


    Information about  "Nihao Shanghai!” Conference:

    http://www.himalayasmuseum.org/en/zljh_xx.aspx?id=574

  • Wednesday Revolution|update of opening hours

    Update of opening hours:


    10:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30)

    Closed on Monday, Extand to 21:00 on Wednesdays.


    December 7, 2015

  • Guided Tours of Dunhuang

    Guided tours led by the docent team from Dunhuang Academy will be given on a regular basis from 11:00 to 16:00. Guided tours in Japanese, German, French, Korean and English are also available upon reservation. In the meantime, specially-designed pamphlets and guided tours for kids will also be arranged to make the exhibition more enjoyable both to adults and kids.


    For reservation: 021-50339801-2032


    * Reservation must be made 1 week in advance. 

  • Visiting Architecture for Dogs

    Admission


    Adult:¥ 100 

    Student: ¥ 50

    Group (8+): ¥ 80/person


    Opening Times: 10:00-18:00 Monday-Sunday

    * Small dogs could be carried into the museum


    more about the exhibition 


  • Notification of temporary closure

    Due to special activities, the museum will be closed at 16:00 today.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Thank you for your cooperation.



    Shanghai Himalayas Museum

    2015.7.29

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