Episode 5

All Tomorrow's Parties: Photographic Cultures

March 9 2013: Associate Mission Building, 169 Yuanmingyuan Road, 1st Floor.


Chen Zhe, Zhu Hao, and Michael Wolf, Gu Zheng, Fudan University

Moderated by Francesca Tarocco and Anna Greenspan  (NYU Shanghai)


Photography has always been used to envision the transformations and mutations of cities. Since its invention, it has been inextricably linked with the making and imagining of Chinese modernity and that of its most cosmopolitan cities, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. This event brings together three photo-based artists who live and work in these cities. It explore the many practices surrounding photography today, including performative photography, documentary practices and urban photography.


15:00-15:10 Welcome by RAM and NYU Shanghai: Chairs: Francesca Tarocco (NYU Shanghai) and Larys Frogier (RAM)

15:10-15:30 Introduction: Gu Zheng (Fudan University): “The photography scene in Shanghai during the republican period (1912-1949) and more recent developments”

15:30-16:30 Artists presentations

Michael Wolf (lives and works in Hong Kong and Paris)

Zhu Hao 朱浩 (lives and works in Shanghai)

Chen Zhe 陈哲 (lives and works between Los Angeles and China)

16:30-17:10   Discussion (Moderators: Francesca Tarocco and Anna Greenspan)

17:10-17:50   Q&A