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NYT: Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim

by Alexandra_Munroe on September 20, 2017

From left, Kan Xuan, Yu Hong, Sun Yuan, Peng Yu and Qiu Zhijie are in the Guggenheim exhibition “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World.” The backdrop is Qiu Zhijie’s ink-on-paper “Map of Theater of the World,” commissioned for the show. CreditGilles Sabrie for The New York Times

Originally published on NYTimes.com

Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim

BEIJING — The signature work at “Art and China After 1989,” a highly anticipated show that takes over the Guggenheim on Oct. 6, is a simple table with a see-through dome shaped like the back of a tortoise. On the tabletop hundreds of insects and reptiles — gekkos, locusts, crickets, centipedes and cockroaches – mill about under the glow of an overhead lamp.

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The Japan Foundation Awards 2017 go to Alexandra Munroe, Frederik L. Schodt, and Andrej Bekeš

by Alexandra_Munroe on September 6, 2017

September4, 2017
Press Release No. 2017-028-1/4
https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/about/award/index.html

The Japan Foundation Awards 2017 go to
Alexandra Munroe, Frederik L. Schodt, and Andrej Bekeš

Since 1973, the Japan Foundation has annually presented the Japan Foundation Awards to individuals and
organizations that have made significant contributions to promoting international mutual understanding and
friendship between Japan and other countries through academic, artistic, and other cultural pursuits.
For 2017, the three recipients listed below have been selected.
The awards ceremony will take place at Hotel Okura Tokyo from 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16. Further
details regarding the ceremony and commemorative lectures given by the recipients will be provided shortly.

The Recipients
Alexandra Munroe (Senior Curator, Asian Art,and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
<Introducing Japanese and other Asian contemporary art, from Yayoi Kusama to Gutai, to the world>

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Guggenheim Museum Presents Documentary Film Series “Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017”

by Alexandra_Munroe on August 24, 2017

Guggenheim Museum Presents Documentary Film Series “Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017”

Curated by Ai Weiwei and Wang Fen, from October 13 to December 16, 2017
Rarely Seen Documentaries Screen in Conjunction with Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World
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Utopia In Action | Alexandra Munroe

by Alexandra_Munroe on August 1, 2017

The Watermill
Center39 Watermill Town Road
Water Mill, NY 11976 United States

SUMMER LECTURE SERIES | ALEXANDRA MUNROE
August 17, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Reserve your tickets here.

In anticipation of the Guggenheim Museum’s fall show, Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World, lead exhibition curator Alexandra Munroe will discuss an aspect of the show as it relates to Watermill’s ambitions. Since the early 2000s, several multi-year, communal projects led by artists, critics, curators, and activists emerged around China. Artists and collectives from Second Life creator Cao Fei, to activist Ai Weiwei created their own asylums, sanctuaries, and laboratories to carry out direct action to effect real change. In doing so, they were at the crest of a broad international current of artist-activists pushing for participatory, process-based, archive-intensive, and socially-engaged practices beyond the white-cube gallery to launch real-world change.  As with earlier revolutionary programs in China’s modern history, each destroying one order to erect a more just one, the countryside was where it all unfolded.  The common medium was now the Internet, a newly ideal space to act out new kinds of social orders.

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