ROOM 100

ROOM 100 opening reception & Study Session 1 with Yingmei DUAN. NYU Shanghai Art Gallery, 21 February 2019. PHOTO: Hanshuang YANG. 

ROOM 100 opening reception & Study Session 1 with Yingmei DUAN. NYU Shanghai Art Gallery, 21 February 2019. PHOTO: Hanshuang YANG. 

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ROOM 100 was once and will soon again be the site of an art gallery. For now, suspended in a place between the gallery’s past and future, not yet public and not quite an exhibition, ROOM 100 provides a space and time to collectively consider fundamental questions of art and education and its institutions. For 13 weeks, the gallery re-opens and invites its most immediate public, the NYU Shanghai community, to engage with open-ended spatial, discursive, and relational prompts and provocations. 

ROOM 100 begins with spatial scenarios that explore the built conventions, material components, and social behaviors that inscribe institutions. On the surfaces of NYU Shanghai’s most widely shared and used space - the elevators, illustrations originally made by the Guangdong Times Museum and Victor CHAN suggest museum going decorum. In the gallery, an installation conceived in collaboration with Ying ZHOU draws upon the vernacular aesthetic of the university itself and proposes an array of potential uses and transgressions. 

Can room 100 be... a classroom, an office, a studio/ lab, a conference room, a study room, a lounge, and/or a gallery? What makes a space for teaching, for learning, for working, for being together, for being alone, for engaging with art?

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ROOM 100 is organized by Michelle Yeonho Hyun, with the support of Iris Zhu, and in collaboration with NYU Shanghai Visual Arts Area and Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong).

Additional support by Yunke Sun, Krate Wong, Claire Yixin Ren, HaEun Yoon, Iris Che, and Shy Mitchell.

Design by The Exercises / Lu Liang.

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Foundations & Topics


As a type of study in higher education, foundations are a coordinated set of courses for students beginning their studies and later in pursuing a particular discipline. These courses focus on developing basic concepts, skills and techniques, and initial research; a critical framework through which to begin to engage with art, its institutions, and a future university art gallery. ROOM 100 presents a series of lectures, conversations, and a screening, each responding to a fundamental question.

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Study Sessions

Study Sessions


In addition to presenting exhibitions and educational programs, a university art museum was once primarily the caretaker of the school’s “study collection.” As a central part of a teaching museum, the study collection offered students, faculty, and other researchers an opportunity to observe physical artifacts and art objects in close proximity and to link such observations to abstract ideas and concepts. Though NYU Shanghai currently lacks a study collection, ROOM 100 re-conceives the city of Shanghai as a resource and presents a series of objects, lent by artists, commercial galleries, a collector, and a museum, for open study.

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Office Hours


For the duration of ROOM 100, room 100 also serves as a working space for gallery staff. Staff members, while receiving visitors and facilitating object study sessions, will also work in the space, conduct meetings, and host office hours. Any and all visitors are welcome to meet with gallery staff, to discuss ROOM 100’s programs, the university art gallery, or just chat about art.

Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm

Director/Curator Hours: Mondays, 10:00am–12:00pm

Curatorial Assistant Hours: Wednesdays, 10:00am–12:00pm

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    Victor CHAN is the Creative Director, Senior Graphic Designer and Illustrator at the Guangzhou-based CHIC Design. He is also a curator of contemporary arts, a cross-over creator, and founder of Qiyue Art. He has years of experience in brand and graphic design, arts investment strategy and management of art galleries. His designs and illustrations have appeared in a number of key media, including Modern Weekly, Southern Weekly, 1626, and Leap magazine.

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