The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) collaborates with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for the first time to bring the Chinese version of MoMA’s free online course Seeing Through Photographs – presented by MoMA with special thanks to KAF and consisting of six modules in total – to art lovers and those interested in learning about photography around the globe. Led by Sarah Meister, curator of MoMA’s Department of Photography, the course allows participants to explore the 180-year history of photography through MoMA’s collection and introduces them to firsthand perspectives of what a photograph is and how photography has been used throughout history: as a means of personal artistic expression; a method for documenting people, places, and events; a way of telling stories and recording histories; and a mode of communication and critique in our increasingly visual culture. Interested individuals can enrol in the course and check the course materials on Coursera’s website https://www.coursera.org/learn/sheying.
KAF will also host various photography seminars, lectures, and other public educational events in addition to setting up a public course access station at the public area of B1, Shanghai K11 Art Mall. Additional offline seminars and workshops are presented by KAF with chi K11 art museum as the venue partner to encourage discussion and intellectual exchange, giving the public easy access to the wonders of photography.