Histories of Writing
On the State of Contemporary Writing (Shanghai Section)

Host:Fen Lei

Guests:Bai Qing, Gao Jie, Lu Xinghua, Mao Chenyu, Shi Qing, Wang Yinjie, Yao Mengxi, Zhou Jing, Zhang Xian

Date:Sep. 8, 2018, 2 – 6pm

Venue:A+ Contemporary | Room 106, Bldg. 7, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China

In conjunction with the opening of Mao Chenyu’s solo exhibition “Litchi Girl“, A+ Contemporary is pleased to host the first Shanghai edition of panel discussion “Histories of Writing On the State of Contemporary Writing” on September 8th, 2018 (2 – 6pm). Co-initiated by scholar He Jing and the founder of “PULSASIR” Fen Lei, “Histories of Writing On the State of Contemporary Writing” is a sub-series of the ongoing discussion “l’Ecriture infinite”, which reacts to Roland Barthes’s book “Writing Degree Zero”. In the discussion, professor Lu Xinghua and Mao Chenyu will speak on the topics of “Screen – Green Screen – Writing”, from which Mao Chenyu will share and discuss his latest experimental practices concept “Green Screen Writing” through the lens of the exhibition. Speakers Shi Qing and Zhang Xian will talk about the concepts of “Society – Theater – Writing”. Yao Mengxi, Zhou Jing, Wang Yinjie and Bai Qing will also participate in the discussion.

About “l’Ecriture infinite
l’Ecriture infinite” is an ongoing writing project co-initiated by He Jing and Fen Lei, which aims to investigate, examine and support the idea and the diverse modes of presentations of “writing” as an ideology, a method of thinking, and a way of practicing in the sphere of contemporary art,. “l’Ecriture infinite” unfolds itself in a state of fluidity and transmutation, where it congeals a multitude conditions of happening, forming an ecological state of multidisciplinary practices where writing, discussions, publication and exhibition co-inhabit. In this linear trajectory, the focus on writing as a behaviors and an ideology towards the aesthetics of contemporary art practices and its theory become the main concept that threads the multiple derivative models of practicing under this framework.