【Poetry Comes to Museum XLVII】
Poet: Yang Xiaobin
Planner: Wang Yin
Host: Hu Xudong
Date: 27 January 14:30-16:30
Location: Interactive Multimedia Hall (5F) Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum
Yang Xiaobin, poet, artist and critic. Having earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and served as Professor of Chinese at the University of Mississippi, he is now Research Fellow at Academia Sinica and lives in Taipei. He is also the professor at National Chengchi University, Taiwan and chief editor of A-Cross Poetry. He has published collections of poetry including Across the Sunlight Zone, Landscapes and Plots, The Female World / To Talk More about Isms / Guides to Directions and Classes for Oneself, To the Sea Nest and Bathing Class, and he has also authored treatises including Negative Aesthetics: Artistic Theory and Cultural Criticism of the Frankfurt School, The Chinese Postmodern, The Form of Sensibility, Desire and Jouissance: Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture from the Lacanian Perspective and Atonal Cultural Moment.
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.