Talk event: Ishu Han × Weiwei Wang (curator)
Open at 17:30 / Start at 18:00 – approx. 20:00
Admission free： ¥1,000 – (1drink included) / Register here
*Talk will be conducted with consecutive Japanese interpretation.
curator, based in Shanghai, China
After having obtained her bachelor’s in Korean Studies from Fudan University’s College of Foreign Languages and Literatures in China and her master’s from the Department of Archaeology and Art History in South Korea’s Seoul National University, Wang Weiwei has garnered much experience as a curator of Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. Since 2015, Wang initiated the MoCA Pavilion, the project space of MoCA Shanghai, which continues to serve as an experimental platform that showcases the artists’ works from around China as well as abroad. MoCA Pavilion hosted Han Ishu’s solo exhibition in 2017 curated by guest curator Kodama Kanazawa.
Wang Weiwei was co-curator of 12th Shanghai Biennale in Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China, and her recent exhibition includes The Light that I Feel – Yang Fudong’s Solo Exhibition (co-curator, 2016) in Daegu Art Museum in South Korea.
Wang Weiwei is interested in the relationship between art institutions and artists’ development in different East Asian society. Wang received the 2018 ACC (Asian Culture Council) individual fellowship and now is conducting comparative researches on contemporary art ecosystems in East Asia.
Born in Shanghai in 1987, Lives and works in Tokyo. Ishu Han is an emerging artist who earnestly explores doubts and questions that arise in the connection between society and the individual as viewed from the perspective of individuals as large as life, sometimes with a touch of wit. In his works, he uses his own body and everyday objects as well as various media including video, installations, photos, and paintings. He has participated in numerous exhibitions, including “Asia Anarchy Alliance” (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2014), “Whose game is it?” (Royal College of Art Gallery, London, 2015), “In the Wake – Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11” (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2015, and the Japan Society, New York, 2016), “Sights and Sounds: Highlights” (Jewish Museum, New York, 2016), “The Drifting Thinker” (solo exhibition, MoCA Pavilion, Shanghai in 2017), “Cross Domain” (Suzhou Jinji Lake Art Museum, Suzhou, 2018), and “Opening the Art Center” (Mito Art Museum Contemporary Art Center, 2019). He was awarded a grant by the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) in fiscal 2014, and was selected for residency programs including the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP, New York, 2015) and Residency Unlimited (New York, 2015). He is one of the finalists for the Nissan Art Award 2020.
Translator: ChenRan Lily Ikeda
*honorifics omittedTags: Ishu Han