February 14, 2019: Ruijun Shen

For the 3rd colloquium of the semester, held on February 14, 2019 (Thursday), we are very pleased to welcome Chinese curator and artist Ruijun Shen, who will give a talk on the topic Into Nature: my practice as a curator and artist.

The talk will start at 4:00 pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio.

Date: February 14, 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 4:00 pm

Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Topic: Into Nature: my practice as a curator and artist

Abstract:

Instead of images, Ruijun Shen constructs situations and create experiences in her work. She believes that human beings live in situations where every objects and events are interconnected. Everything can be transformed into something else in order to achieve a dynamic balance. Taking nature as reference, Shen’s work is involved in different media, including painting, drawing, installation and animation. As a curator, Shen has curated many successful exhibitions in China and the U.S.

Chinese garden is a long-term research topic on Shen’s curatorial practice. In this lecture, Shen will introduce her artistic practice as well as her method of taking Chinese garden as an entry point for contemporary curating. Some questions such as the function of art, the way towards professional artist and curator paths, the way of finding the self will be discussed.

Biography:

Ruijun Shen conceptualizes her painting-based practice as a form of extended meditation and a means of processing tensions between time and space in the world around us. Inspired by Confucianism and Tao Chinese philosophy, her work is deeply invested in exploring the various connections that define our everyday. Shen received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has exhibited extensively throughout China as well as internationally.

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