March 25 – “Proregress”: the allure of a word. Looking back at the 12th Shanghai Biennale (2018-2019) with Cuauhtémoc Medina
“Proregress”: the allure of a word
Looking back at the 12th Shanghai Biennale (2018-2019) with Cuauhtémoc Medina
Friday, March 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Modern Languages Building, Room 1220
This lecture will discuss the curatorial strategies of the 12th Shanghai Biennale, inspired by a neologism invented by E. E. Cummings in the 1930’s: “Proregress.” Among other issues, the presentation will discuss the strategies by which the curatorial team of the exhibition addressed the contemporary situation of the world based on the ambivalence of contemporary ideologies, also considering the task of circumventing the intellectual and artistic controls of contemporary China.
Additional details can be found here.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Museum Studies Program, and Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design