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Miss Ruthless with a Smile

Jul 9, 2017
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Ullens Center for Contemporary Art 798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100015

In Search of Miss Ruthless sets the stage for a public persona from the future. This series of public programmes reflects on diasporic communities and pageant infrastructures through discussions, screenings, performances, and workshops. Public programmes are developed and co-produced with the generous support of Spring Workshop. Additional support was provided by the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art.


Miss Ruthless with a Smile

In a world where friends are available for hourly rentals, where happiness is a business model, and where means of escape are harder to find by the day, we invite you to a rewarding afternoon framed by the idea of Miss Ruthless, a fantasy figure from the future. 

Lecture performances by Eisa Jocson and Dachal Choi
Screening by Ma Qiusha
“Pageantry as Curatorial Method” discussion by Hera Chan, Alvin Li, and David Xu Borgonjon


For RSVP, please email to info@para-site.art

About Miss Ruthless

Miss Ruthless is a fantasy figure of popular support that can represent “our beautiful Hong Kong up on the world stage,” as sung in Hong Kong Our Home. The search for Miss Ruthless began at Para Site in the summer of 2017. Drawing on the depths of diasporic souls and taking pageantry as method, Miss Ruthless is international and her presence is writ in universal history. Following poet Helene Cixous, we ask of Miss Ruthless: What if she were alive? What if, in looking at her, we animated her?

Website: ruthless.international
Instagram: @ruthless.international
Facebook: facebook.com/ruthlessfans