Tours are held at 14:30 and are free for visitors with a valid ticket.
Guide: Billy Tang (Senior Curator)
To join: meet at the Museum Lobby on the Ground Floor.
Installation view of “An Opera for Animals”, 2019, Rockbund Art Museum. Courtesy of Rockbund Art Museum
Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai and Para Site, Hong Kong are pleased to present the group exhibition An Opera for Animals, running from June 22, 2019 to 25 August 2019. The exhibition features 53 artists who challenge existing boundaries between art and other disciplines, including artisans, healers, teachers, researchers, filmmakers, choreographers, activists, and poets.
An Opera for Animals takes the history of different versions of opera as a departure point to explore both contemporary and traditional uses of performance, fantasy, and group spectacles in relationship to the environments that they inhabit. Despite the fact that colonization has seemingly ended in many parts of the world, the struggle to preserve indigenous forms of heterogeneity still lives itself out into the contemporary age today. Our interest lies in how the medium inadvertently mutated into an expanded stage for other more unpredictable transitions between notions of animality and our humanity. The exhibition at the Rockbund Art Museum will unfold throughout the different levels to offer a different operatic environment to explore these inter-related themes.