Tales of Our Time
Public Programs

Tales of Our Time
Public Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Tsang Kin-Wah, In The End Is The Word (detail), 2016. Six-channel video installation, with sound. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Collection. © Tsang Kin-Wah.
October 24, 2016
Tales of Our TimePublic Programs

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th St
New York City


The Guggenheim Museum is pleased to announce its public programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition Tales of Our Time, which features newly commissioned works by Chia-En Jao, Kan Xuan, Sun Xun, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Tsang Kin-Wah, Yangjiang Group, and Zhou Tao. Drawing attention to often-overlooked cultural and historical narratives, these artists explore concepts of geography and nation-state through storytelling. Evening public programs at the museum conclude with a reception and exhibition viewing. For tickets, free student RSVP, and more information on all public programs, please visit guggenheim.org/calendar.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series 
“A Three-Act Lecture on Art, Urbanism, and Literature”
Friday, November 4, 2016, 4pm
This mini-symposium features diverse presentations on art, urbanism, literature, and their intersections by Cosmin Costinas, David Harvey, and Robin Visser, and a group conversation moderated by Howard French. The interdisciplinary makeup of these speakers facilitates new perspectives on art practice and sparks exchange with other fields and approaches.

15 USD, 10 members, 5 students

–Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator at Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong
–Howard French, Associate Professor of Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
–David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the Graduate Center, CUNY
–Robin Visser, Associate Professor of Chinese and Associate Chair of the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Inaugurated in 2014, this lecture series is presented in conjunction with the three commissioned exhibitions of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim. The series introduces the unique intellectual perspectives of each exhibition by bringing in the voices of curators, artists, scholars, historians, and critical thinkers.

ACAW FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice
Friday, November 11, 10am–6pm
The Guggenheim hosts the first day of Asia Contemporary Art Week’s FIELD MEETING, a daylong forum with artists and arts professionals staging performances, lecture-performances, and discussions. On the occasion of Tales of Our Time, Xiaoyu Weng, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art, engages photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani and artist Chia-En Jao for a special conversation on their shared concerns on sociopolitical issues surrounding migrant labor. Jao’s newly commissioned work is on view in the exhibition.

25 USD, 20 arts professionals, 15 students

Curator’s Eye Tour with Xiaoyu Weng
Friday, December 9, noon
Free with museum admission

The Making of Tales of Our Time
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 6:30pm
Strand Book Store, 826 Broadway, 3rd Floor
This panel discussion on the creative process behind the Tales of Our Time exhibition catalogue features exhibition curator Xiaoyu Weng; Julian Myers-Szupinska, California College of the Arts; Brian Kuan Wood, e-flux; and Chris Wu, Project Projects. It is moderated by the Guggenheim’s creative director of publishing and digital media, Lisa Naftolin.

20 USD Strand Book Store gift card + event admission
45 USD signed copy of catalogue + event admission

Tales of Our Time
Film program

Fridays and Saturdays, January 6–February 25, 2017, 1pm
Free with museum admission
This program features documentary and narrative films that explore topics shared with the exhibition, touching upon issues such as boundaries, territories, migration, and understanding of a place.

Additional resources
Learn more about exhibition programs for Tales of Our Time, such as public tours in Mandarin. Access other exhibition-related resources, including an interview with exhibition curator Xiaoyu Weng on the Guggenheim’s blog.


Tales of Our Time is made possible by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.


Guggenheim hosts panel on art, urbanism, and literature

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