Following the success of the first edition last year, “RAM HIGHLIGHT 2017” continues its exploration of cutting-edge creativity in the fields of contemporary art and culture. Ten artists from around the world will be invited to present a rich and dynamic configuration of programs in the museum over a relatively short span of a week. “DISPLACE” cannot simply be pigeonholed as exhibition, performance, dance, or theater, yet it encompasses different overlapping layers of visual and audio elements as well as performances. The art project will foster a diverse yet open viewing experience along with myriad means of audience participation with the project’s unique statements and expressions.
Through the accumulation of changing temporal and spatial experiences, “DISPLACE” offers up unexpected events that will land everyday in the museum: improvisational activities deriving from sports, dance, music, social media, “eco-care”, family relationships, or even cooking. Moreover, a program running one night through to early dawn—which will allow spectators to follow time’s plunge into darkness—will spark unexpected encounters with the artists and generate much energy and wonder. In formal terms, “DISPLACE” transforms the galleries into a boundary-breaking experimental space.
As Larys Frogier, Director of RAM says, “The dynamic of change, circulation, activation generated by ‘DISPLACE’ is reinforced by the gathering of a group of artists but it is actually what constitutes the core of ‘DISPLACE’: each artist has conceived a project that often stands within the tension between different art practices, switching social positions and media, creating ambiguous situations where the acts of looking, showing, stating, performing are never forever fixed but always extended, exchanged, mixed, embodied and addressed as a full act of creation and as a necessary process of thinking.”
About the exhibition
Dates: 2017.09.29 – 2017.10.04
Venue: Rockbund Art Museum
Courtesy of the artist and Rockbund Art Museum, for further information please visit www.rockbundartmuseum.org.