All posts tagged: Chinese photographer

Curatorial: 2016′ Slow at China Exchange, London

SLOW:Zhu Yingchun, Carlos Jiménez, Aaron Distler International Art’s initiative Shaire 是野 is honoured to present Slow, an exhibition and artistic exchange conceived by artist Zhu Yingchun with Carlos Jiménez and Aaron Distler. The exhibition is organised on the occasion of Nanjing Week and London Design Festival and features newly commissioned works by the artists. Zhu Yingchun, Aaron Distler, and Carlos Jiménez respond to the subjects and visual systems within nature through media such as film, sculpture and the book form. The artists focus on the process of conscious formation versus the pace of their actions while using the forces of nature – including fire, steam and light  – to create their work. The title of the exhibition Slow is inspired by the signal 慢, displayed at the entrance to Zhu Yingchun’s studio in Nanjing, China. This sign greets visitors and reminds them to slow down and consider their environment carefully – setting the stage for discovery. Curated by Fangfei Chen and Jaime Marie Davis Exhibition dates, China Exchange, 20–24 September 2016 10.00 – 18.00 Book donation, …

Curatorial: 2016′ Secret Agent at the Guest Project, London

  9th – 30th January 2016 Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment. Artists; Sarah Beddington, Beth Collar, Aleksandra Domanović, Mathilde ter Heijne, Aura Satz, Maud Sulter, Niina Vatanen and Ye Funa Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship in contemporary art practices. The artists in the exhibition actively challenge the institutional structure of history and patriarchal authority – and imagine alternative narratives, often through the specificity of lens-based media. Acts of image-making, archiving, or guerrilla information tactics enable visibility and challenge relationships between author and authority. Each artist utilises language and the literary in dialogue with image-making to harness the intertextual, as archival photographs and stock footage are transformed through repetition, re-staging and re-imagining. Representation of western history through both image and text, with the inherent parallels between historical and photographic truth – and the legacy of radical image/text practice in the 1970s and 1980s – are central to the development of this exhibition. The enabling of voice(s) of authorship whereby subjectivity is activated in order to challenge the …

Review: Dai Jianyong (COCA)’s project in New York.

Photographs on Dai Jianyong’s Wechat. Photo by Dai Jianyong See the review at Sina.com: 私评论:戴建勇的纽约地铁 Update: From 2014 to 2015, it has been a good year for Dai Jianyong until last month. He went to New York to be a resident artist for 3 months and won a few rewards. He joined influential artistic projects in Beijing and considered to move to Beijing. When I met him during my research in Beijing, I agreed to write a review about his new project. This Chinese review was published on Sina.com, which is also the owner of Chinese twitter Weibo. Then, things turned tougher for Dai in last month. Fortunately, it’s alright now.  I hope he has a brighter future. Good luck. Fangfei, July 2015