Lecture on Fuck Off 2

The Groninger Museum has currently a show titled Fuck Off 2, curated by Ai Weiwei, Feng Boyi and Mark Wilson. The show is a sequence of an earlier exhibition in Shanghai in 2000. In these thirteen years, art has become more and more part of the soft power policies of the Chinese state. Who, then, needs to fuck off? The state? The global art world? The art collectors? In a lecture organised by the IIAS and the Groninger Museum on Wednesday November 14 I will engage with the question of the (im)possibility of criticality in contemporary art from China, reflecting upon both exhibitions. See here for more details.