Huang Yongping, One Man, Nine animals, French Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 1999
Courtesy of the artist | 一人九獸，黃永砅，威尼斯雙年展法國館，1999年，
Re-Re: Reshaping the Notion of Resistance is a series of programmes accompanying the exhibition, A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations, on view at Para Site in 2015. The series consists of three events, each exploring from different perspectives the appropriate attitudes of artistic creation and cultural production in the face of nationalism.
For the first event, Para Site invites Fei Da Wei (curator and art critic), Chiang Po Shin (Assistant Professor at Tainan National University of the Arts), and Anthony Yung (co-curator of A Hundred Years of Shameand Senior Researcher at Asia Art Archive) to discuss issues about Chinese identity in the resurgence of nationalism in China. Does this call for national spirit facilitate a specific identification? Or is it an ideology for liberation? In addition, apart from “resistance”, what kind of “metonymy” should be adopted?
A Framed Identity or a Liberated Ideology
Speakers: Fei Da Wei and Chiang Po Shin
Moderator: Anthony Yung
The session will be conducted in Mandarin.
Para Site fully supports the democratic aspirations of the people of Hong Kong.
Para Site is financially supported by the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The content of this activity does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
About the speakers
Fei Da Wei is a curator and art critic. Major curatorial projects by Fei include Chine Demain pour Hier (1990, Pourrières, France), Exceptional Passage (1991, Fukuoka), Promenade in Asia I & II (1994 and 1997, Tokyo) and The Monk and the Demon (2004, Lyon Contemporary Art Museum). He was the founding director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, and curated the Center’s first exhibition in 2007, 85 New Wave, a large-scale historical retrospective. He currently lives and works in Beijing and Paris.
Chiang Po Shin is Assistant Professor at Tainan National University of the Arts, he is also the editor-in-chief of Art Critique Taiwan (ACT). Chiang’s recent work focuses on left-wing movements and visual documentation from the 1920s, contemporary art curation and biopolitics, and contemporary visual art and activism in East Asia. He currently lives and works in Tainan.
Anthony Yung is co-curator of A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations, and Senior Researcher at Asia Art Archive, specializing in China related archival projects. His published writings focus on critical practices in Chinese and Hong Kong contemporary art, and he is the awardee of The Fourth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art (2014). Yung is also co-founder of Observation Society, an independent art space in Guangzhou.