Time: 14:00——16:00, Feb.4th, 2018 Venue: Glass Room, 3rd Floor, Yuz Museum Instructor: Joshua Nathanson Language: English, Chinese translation Participants: Suitable for kids above 7, and should be accompanied by at least one parent. Each workshop is limited to 15 children. Fee: 100 RMB (all included, no additional charge) ****How to Reserve: Click http://t.cn/R8hKvyw to make a reservation of this activity. (The reservation service is supported by “Huo Dong Xing”)
About the Activity American artist Joshua Nathanson did a residency in Shanghai in spring 2017 and sketched the city’s landscapes. Shopping malls and public parks all inspired him. Nathanson’s works begin with sketches taken from life in the tradition of plein air painting, but gradually mutates through conversation with various digital interfaces (as well as the artist’s own subconscious gestures) to become the canvases he is best known for. As Spring Festival is coming, have you felt a taste of which in the magic city (nick name of Shanghai)? This Sunday, Yuz museum will invite artist Nathanson as director of the workshop to create New Year Pictures using multiple materials with kids. What kind of changes will it make when New Year Picture, the Chinese traditional folk art, is painted in brand new materials and ways? Don’t be hesitated to join us in making New Year Pictures and to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year!
Program 13:45——14:00 Sign in at 3F Glass Atrium. 14:00——14:20 Artist Tour Guide, about the concept of the artworks. 14:20——14:40 Explain the history and custom of the Spring Festival in order of inspiration. 14:40——16:00 Use multiple paints and materials to create New Year Pictures. 16:00——16:30 Story sharing by each family about their artworks and the concept.
About the artist Joshua Nathanson (b. 1976) received his MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 2006, and BFA from School of Visual Arts, New York in 2000. Nathanson now lives and works in Los Angeles. Significant commissions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions include: “Forest Lawn”，Downs & Ross, New York, 2017; “Make Memories with the Bunny”, Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, 2016; “Froth”, Luce Gallery, Turin, 2016; “Labor Day”, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, 2015; “Balance”, Diktatorian Project Space, Berlin, 2005 and etc. Group shows include: “Electronic Superhighway”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2016; “Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection – From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer”, Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, 2016; “I Know You Got Soul”, ARNDT, Singapore, 2015; “Prince at the Forum”, Beacon Arts Center, Los Angeles, 2012; “Big Poster”, Pro Choice, Vienna, Austria, 2009 and etc.