Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art Launches Its 20th Anniversary Theme and Main Visual
In 2003, in the plan of Hongkou Cultural Bureau(which is now renamed as Hongkou Culture and Tourism Bureau), a building on Duolun Road that had been used as food market was converted into an art museum, thus beginning the twists and turns of a public non-profit art institution. After new mechanism reform in 2017, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern art has started anew, seizing the opportunity to build a new working team. Basing on the concept of originality, academics and internationalism set at the beginning of the museum's establishment, we not only continue to promote young artists' projects and international exchange programmes, but also launch a series of local practices, focusing on the local area, reaching out to the community and intervening in urban spaces with art. We have signed strategic agreements with Tongji University and other universities and primary and secondary schools, creating a platform for cooperation between the museum and the schools, helping to educate the city and society about aesthetics, serving the public and fulfilling the public mission and responsibilities of the museum as a non-profit organization.
2023 marks Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art the 20th anniversary. Being the first public contemporary art museum founded by government in China, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art was also an important participant and promoter of contemporary art in China in its infancy, and has thereafter experienced a major wave of development in the entire museum industry . In this overall background, we find the key word iteration that can sum up this change and the history of the museum itself. Iteration not only emphasizes a Chinese phrase in its original sense of change and repetition which means four seasons change, but also as a computer term for constant change and improvement. In the entire 2023, we will use the theme of Twenty Years of Iteration as a thread to develop a series of academic committee projects, exhibitions, academic forums, workshops and other work plans. As what mentioned before, Twenty Years of Iteration is not just a review of the museum's own history. Rather, it’s an attempt to take a fragment of a museum’s twenty-year history to present a microcosm of Chinese contemporary art from art phenomena, art trends to artistic system and art ecology, and to raise questions and provoke thoughts about them.
Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art will convene a new session of the Academic Committee on March 25, and will submit annual working plans to the committee. After passing the Committee's deliberations, a number of specific tasks will follow one after another. We look forward to your attention and support!
上海多伦现代美术馆创建于2003年，是中国第一家按现代多功能目标规划建设的、为当代艺术发展服务的公立美术馆。它以 " 原创性、学术性、国际性 " 为办馆理念，具有展览、研究、教育、收藏、交流五大功能。