2 - MUSEUM? The Art Museum-ification of Shanghai




时间2013年4月27日 14:00 - 16:00
地点chi K11艺术空间(上海K11购物艺术中心 B3层 淮海中路300号)

MUSEUM? The Art Museum-ification of Shanghai

As the rest of the world's art museums are facing unprecedented crisis' on many levels, Shanghai will welcome three new art museums by the end of this year. This is in addition to several museums that have already opened in recent years. In response to this sudden activity we are holding a series of informal discussions with art museum owners, directors and professionals as a way to profile these new spaces as well as examine the roles that these museums play in the cultural landscape of this great city.

As many of these institutions are devoted entirely to contemporary art how will each position itself against the other? What obstacles and benefits do private and pubic museum share in common or differ on? Is there room for collaboration, cooperation or is it strictly competition? Is there an audience to sustain all of these museums? Who are they? What is the museum's responsibility to the public? Does a museum need a collection? What are the challenges for a museum to collect art by living artists, untested by history? How do these institutions balance a collection with their programming? What are the models of fiscal and curatorial sustainability? Will these hulking edifices just become empty shells? How do these spaces break down traditional notions of 'museum' to meet the demands of the 21st Century?

These questions and more will be discussed at K11 Art Center in downtown Shanghai during April.

MOCA Shanghai

The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA Shanghai) is the first non-profit, independently-operated contemporary art institution in Shanghai. Endorsed by the Shanghai Municipal Government and funded by the Samuel Kung Foundation, MOCA Shanghai is devoted to the promotion of Chinese and international contemporary art. The Museum is located in the People's Park, directly center of the administrative and cultural hub of the city. Surrounding buildings include the Municipal Government Headquarters, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the Shanghai Art Museum and the Shanghai Museum. Managed by a team of local and international professionals with extensive curatorial and administrative experiences, MOCA Shanghai intends to lead in nurturing the appreciation of Chinese and international contemporary art and design. In turn, we hope to encourage cultural exchange between Shanghai and the world.

OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai

OCT Contemporary Terminal is an art space located in Shenzhen initially, which became contemporary art museum in April 2012. It will open branches all around the country including Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Xi’an. Opened on Aug.29th 2012, OCT Contemporary Terminal Shanghai is located on North Suzhou Road in an old bank’s warehouse, with 1600 sqm of exhibition space. The building dates from 1930s, and the original architecture of the warehouse has been preserved while renovated. This space will be used until 2015 after which it will move to its permanent space with 8000 sqm located in Suzhou Creek. Wu Hung has been engaged as chairman of the artistic committee which also includes Marko Daniel, Fei Dawei, Wang Guangyi, Wang Jianwei, Huang Zhuan, Zhang Peili, Sui Jianguo, Karen Smith, Lu Yinghua, Wang Xuwei.