美凯龙艺术中心
Vortex
2022.12.17
Vortex|He Zike:Before the Fireplace Goes Out, a Dream Drops by Air

Now, we will return to this old parlor again for another late-winter evening gathering, diving into the passage of the medium from between light and shadow, pixels and words, revisiting 1930 almost a century ago, and the old dreams of this lady annihilated in the dust of time and drops by air.

Vortex
2022.11.20
Luo Shiping: "The Buddha of Europe": The Eastern Culture Propagation to the West and Nietzsche's Geyi Buddhism

This lecture will examine in detail Nietzsche's Buddhist origins, his Buddhist view and his view of truth presented in the texts of the Antichrist, with reference to the path of "Geyi(Isogesis格义)" in the development of Wei-Jin Buddhism.

Vortex
2022.11.10
Chen Zhou Tells Zang Stories

The word "zang (脏)" in Mandarin means dirty, but its pronunciation is exactly the same as the word that means "true (真)" in Wenzhou dialect. 

2022.11.05
Bao Huiyi: Don't Fall Asleep in the Garden: The "Paradise" in Medieval Poetry and Images

The garden is either a place of divine grace where angels descend, or a labyrinth of lust and pleasure where the mind is seduced, either an Epicurean school where virtue is cultivated, or a land of decadence depicted by Bosch. In medieval dream-poetry, the protagonist often falls into dreamland and wanders into otherworldly places in a hortus conclusus, and such enclosed gardens can be subsumed under a broader concept of landscape: the locus amoenus, pleasant place which appears frequently in the writings of classical authors such as Horace and Virgil. 

Vortex
2022.10.23
Rethinking the locality of contemporary exhibitions

In this seminar, we would like to reflect on these questions as well as to solidify our positions.

Exhibition
2022.09.25
I Imagine Angels

Perhaps no image is richer and more attuned to the symptoms of modernity than that of angels.

2022.10.15
Jiang Yuhui:The Evil of Anarche in the Age of Technical Images

There are many similarities between the thinker Giorgio Agamben and the media theorist Vilém Flusser. Not only do they both critically reflect on the problem of evil in the present age, but they also respond to it with the highly revealing concepts of anarchē and groundlessness, respectively. But this further reveals the fundamental differences between the two.

Vortex
2022.10.07
Yu Guo:Creek, Sea and Territory

I want to discuss issues related to the topic of "locality" in a divergent way by sharing these three stories, which are not strictly interconnected. For instance, can we extract a new way of perceiving time and space from "locality"? Can "locality" only be included as a specificity in a more general context? …

“How Can I be Plural”, Chen Zhou, 2020

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