Rehearsing the Museum
a screening by Marysia Lewandowska
The film Rehearsing the Museum combines the idea of financial speculation with speculative fiction as an artistic tool, structured as a distributed cabinet of curiosities. Filmed in Bergen, Shanghai, and Beijing, and containing additional archival footage, the narrative unfolds through a dialogue between two women whose diverse backgrounds and aspirations expose sensitivities around property development and the contested ownership of museum artifacts. They reflect on the origins of the market for contemporary Chinese art, the museum boom, and the increasing pressure western museums are experiencing from strong economies, such as China, to face post-colonial consequences, linked to unresolved local histories.
The screening is followed by a conversation with architect and urban researcher ZHOU Ying.
Light refreshments will be served.
Open to the Public.
Co-organized with Asia Art Archive and Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts (Hong Kong).
Foundations & Topics 4 is a program of ROOM 100, the Spring 2019 project of the NYU Shanghai Art Gallery.