【Poetry Comes to Museum LI】
Poet: Hang Dong
Planner: Wang Yin
Host: Hu Xudong
Date: 16 June 14:30-16:30
Location: Interactive Multimedia Hall (5F) Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Han Dong, writer of poetry and novels, director. He was born in May 1961 in Nanjing. In 1985, he helped set up the influential journal Tamen (They/Them), acting as its chief editor; and he was recognized as one of the most important poets in the third poetry generation. He has published poetry collections including Jixiang de laohu and Baba zai tianshang kan wo (Daddy's watching me in heaven), essay collection including Xitianshang (In the western sky), Wode bolatu (My Plato) and Women de shenti (Our bodies), fictions including Banished and Me and You, and poetry and short stories collection Jiaocha paodong (Running crisscross). His works have been translated into several languages. He also directed One Night on the Wharf. He now lives in Nanjing.
Hu Xudong, poet, scholar and translator. He has studied in Peking University from 1991 to 2002 and currently is teaching at the Institute of World Literature at Peking University, Beijing.
Wang Yin, poet, writer and photographer. He has curated Poetry Comes to Museum. His publication includes Wang Yin: Selected Poems and Limelight. He has won several poetry awards including Jiangnan Poetry Award and Dong Dangzi Poetry Award. His poems are translated into more than 10 languages and published overseas.
Nowadays, art museums are providing with more and more kinds of art in not only the exhibition but also the atmosphere where the scholars could produce new knowledge and the public may be educated more actively, which make art museum a platform to contain all art. Poetry Comes to Museum was launched in 2012 by Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, which aims to provide an open platform for poets and poetry lovers to talk to each other, and therefore connects the poetry closely to our current life. As the first project that combines art with poetry, we invite top poets at home and abroad to share their creation with the public. This project has drawn a lot of attention with the academic and popular lectures and activities held since its beginning and was awarded the Annual Event Award of 2013 Culture China by the Oriental Morning Post, 2016 Annual Educational Programme by Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and 2017 Annual Activity of Shanghai Citizen Study & Experience Institution.