【Poetry Comes to Museum L】
Poet: Aku Wuwu
Planner: Wang Yin
Host: Hu Xudong
Date: 26 May 14:30-16:30
Location: Interactive Multimedia Hall (5F) Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Aku Wuwu was born in 1964 in Mianning, Sichuan. He is Yi nationality (Yizu) and earned his Ph.D. in Chinese Literature. His Chinese name is Luo Qingchun. He is now writer and critic in Chinese and Yi. He has published several collections of poetry and essays, including two collections of Yi poems, Winter River (Cux wa yyp mop) Tiger Tracks (Lat jjup), together with Out of the Land of Sorcerers, Selected Poems of Aku Wuwu, Spirit to Spirit: Discussions of Contemporary Ethnic Minority Poetry in Chinese, Tiger Traces, The Wizard’s Voice, Hybrid Age, Shuang yu ren sheng de shi hua chuang zao : Zhongguo duo min zu wen xue li lun yu shi jian and Coyote Traces – Aku Wuwu’s Poetic Sojourn in America. He is now member of China Writers Association, China Literatureand Art Critics Association, director of Chinese Comparative Literature Association, vice president of China Ethnic Literature Society, vice president of Sichuan Literature and Art Critics Association and professor at Yi Studies Institute in Southwest University for Nationalities.
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.