【Poetry Comes to Museum LV】
Poet: Ye Mimi
Planner: Wang Yan
Host: Hu Xudong
Date: April 27, 2019 Saturday 14:30-16:30
The 55th Poetry Comes to Museum is going to invite Ye Mimi, a Taiwanese poet, to share with us her poetry written since 2003 and video poems she created lately, including “They Are There but I Am Not,” “Hail the Bodhisattva of Collected Junk,” “Forty-four Stone Lions,” etc. Ye likes wordplays, and has been obsessed with Tarot Reading in recent years. At this event, Ye is going to invite the audience to join her Tarot Reading game using cards made of her poems and photographs, analyzing our contemporary life, emotion, and responding to confusion, and questions. A short sentence may take you to a massive imaginative space, which might be a bridge or a river. Or it simply makes you stay, waiting for you to turn it into the very thing that can take you to the other side.
Ye Mimi (1980- ), a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Department at Dong Hwa University and the MFA Film Department at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She captures images via poetry, and creates poetry with image. Seeing more in her dreams than with her eyes, Ye is good at making collages with the others’ triviality to make up her own reality. A standard ruin lover. She is the author of three volumes of poetry and has internationally exhibited several of her poetry films. Through collaging her words and images, she improvises a new landscape trying to erase the border between poetry and image making. Book-length translations of her work are available in Dutch and English.
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.