RijksakademieLIVE #5

A World Upside Down
Gabriel Lester and Kan Xuan in a conversation moderated by Philippe Pirotte

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2012
Location: UCCA Auditorium, Beijing, China
Time: 20:00 - 21:00 hours
Language: Chinese and English

About the program
For RijksakademieLIVE in Beijing, Philippe Pirotte has invited the artists and Rijksakademie alumni Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00) and Kan Xuan (RA 02/03) to engage in a conversation about the way the traditions they grew up with were challenged when they moved to Europe or Asia. The discussion will be accompanied by videos showing fragments of both artists’ work. Special attention will be given to the humor that has risen from the gap between the positivist belief in the West’s superiority up to the 1960s, and the general skepticism, let alone bitter cynicism, of younger generations.