Upcoming Talk | Happy Cyborgs
Guest Speakers：Lu Mingjun, Adel-Jing Wang, Zheng Wenxin
Date：Jun. 8 (Sat.) 2 p.m.
Venue：A+ Contemporary （Room 106, Bldg. 7, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China）
Artist Zheng Wenxin, histoty scholar and curator Lu Mingjun and art anthropologist, sound studies scholar Adel-Jing Wang will hold a talk “Happy Cyborgs” during Zheng Wenxin Solo Exhibition “L’Étranger” . Please come join us on this Saturday June 8, 2p.m. at A+ Contemporary (Room 106, Bldg. 7, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai)!
About Guest Speakers
Ph.D. in History, Associate Professor of Art History at Arts College, Sichuan University, Curator, Director of Surplus Space. His recent curatorial projects include: Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics (OCAT Institute, Beijing, 2017-2018), Assembling (chi K11 Art Space, Shenyang, 2018), XU ZHEN®: Alien (ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, 2018), among many others. His essays have been published in Literature & Art Studies (Wenyi Yanjiu), Art Research (Meishu Yanjiu), Twenty-First Century (Hong Kong). His book projects are Visual Cognition and Art History: Michel Foucault, Hubert Damisch, Jonathan Crary (2014), Logos and Morale：Conception and Social Changes in the Painting Theory of Huang Binhong 1907-1954 (2018) and Post-sense Sensibility, Supermarket, Long March Project: Three Contemporary Art Exhibitions/Projects in 1999 and After (2019). Lu was also the grantee of Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2015. He received the 2016 Yishu Awards for Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art. In 2017, he was granted The Asian Cultural Council Fellowship. In the same year, Lu won the 6th CCAA Chinese Contemporary Art Critic Award. In 2019, he won the Award of Art China (AAC) -Curator of the Year.
Art anthropologist, sound studies scholar, sound event organizer. Academically trained in performance studies, Adel-Jing Wang is an associate professor in the College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University. She acquired her Ph.D. at The School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University. Her book Sound and Affect: An Anthropology of China’s Sound Practice (Zhejiang University Press, 2017) explores the concepts of freedom, affect and sound through anthropological research on China’s sound culture. She is published in academic journals including Social Science Research, Leonardo, Leonardo Music Journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Representations. Her current research focuses on sound studies, sensory studies, performance studies, and anthropological methods. Artistically, she works primarily with field-recordings and installation based live performance. In January 2015, she founded The Sound Lab at College of Media and International Culture at Zhejiang University. Her current book project is entitled “Tenuous Resonance: China’s Sound Practice and Ideas” (Bloomsbury 2020).
Zheng Wenxin graduated from Art college of Xiamen University with a BA in Oil Painting in 1997, Kent Institute of Art & Design with a MFA in 2001, participated in Artist Residency Project at Kent Institute of Art & Design in 2001 to 2003. Zheng Wenxin currently lives and works in Hangzhou. Her solo exhibitions include: L’Étranger (A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019), INTERLACE (Anahita Contemporary, Berlin, 2018), Pieces of Moments (A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2017), Here Sun and Moon Float Day and Night: Zheng Wenxin’s Solo Exhibition (Hunsand Space, Beijing, 2015), Silence: Zheng Wenxin Solo Exhibition (Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, 2013). Her selected group exhibitions include: Soft Power—A Group Exhibition of Four Female Artists (Leo Gallery, Shanghai, 2017), Sow(ShanghART Gallery M50, Shanghai, 2017), Each to His Own: Li Wendong|Wei Xingye Collection Exhibition (OCAT Xi’an, Xi’an, 2016), Dissensus Agitation-The Painting to Language (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), I Am Your Labyrinth(1933 Contemporary, 2015), Begin from Chaos (Inna Art Space, Hangzhou, 2014). Her project includes: Creativity Initiated!-Kunting Art Experimental Project (Wu Zuoren International Foundation of Fine Arts, Beijing, 2015).