Changing States of Memory: Feng Mengbo

Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Join leading contemporary artists as they discuss their work, the creative process, and issues in contemporary art.

Feng Mengbo was born in Beijing, China, in 1966 and continues to live and work there. He started creating video games in 1992, including Game Over: Long March and Taxi Taxi Mao Zedong (both 1994), and in 1997 he made his first interactive installation, My Private Album. In 1999 he began using the game engine of the video game Quake III to create a series of interactive installations, online projects, and action-painting projects and performances. In 2008 his video-game installation Long March: Restart was shown at the Guangzhou Triennial. Mengbo's works have been exhibited internationally, at venues including Documenta X and XI; biennials in Venice, Johannesburg, Lyon, Shanghai, and Gwangju; ISEA; Ars Electronica; and many others. The recipient of the Award of Distinction of Prix Ars Electronica (2004), in 1991 Mengbo graduated from the Printmaking Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), where he is now a guest professor in the Media Lab. Barbara London, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, moderates a discussion.

Tickets ($10; members, corporate members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) are available online, at the Information Desk in the main lobby, at the Film Desk after 4:00 p.m., and at the Cullman Desk in the Education and Research Building one hour before the start of the program.