ABOUT莫倪健 1992年生于新疆乌鲁木齐，2014年毕业于新疆师范大学美术系。现租住上海。 参与群展 《海洋》,史莱姆引擎当代艺术空间,虚拟世界,2019 《你会给我打电话吗?》,要空间,上海,中国,2019 Mo nijian B. 1992, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China. Graduated from Xinjiang Normal University Department of Oil Painting, 2014 Lives in Shanghai, China GROUP EXHIBITIONS “OCEAN”, SlimeEngine, Virtual world, 2019 “Will You Call Me?”, Yell Space, Shanghai, China, 2019
Two years ago, Bruno bussmann joined the Artist – in – Residence prgoram at Chinese European Art Center .He got to know me while he needed to edit some of his earlier works. I was surprised when I helped him produce his works. He told me that those works were made in 1970 and 1980 I was already showed much interest at his work and its background during that time. After, he had an exhibition at the Chinese European Art Center,《我是艺术家，不是画家 家画是不，家术艺是我 I Am the Artist Not the Painter retniaP eht toN tsitrA eht mA I》, that exhibition is more based onthe material properties of oil painting, and did not show his early photographic works. This year he came back again for doing the residency at Chinese European Art Center. I am amazed at his continued energy but the other hand also look forward to his sharing about the work. The sharing is not only his video works from 70s and 80s, but also about the visuality, reality, poetic feelings and the dimensions behind visual events. Furthermore, he will also talk about his views on art and life, and about his creative ways in this context.
Thanks for the support from Chinese European Art Center on this event.
「环形游戏」这个影像项目是⻘少年影像陪伴计划的集体创作。他们使⽤路上观察学在现实⽣活中寻找素材，把个体的触动编织成为⼀件实体。⼋位创作者通过重命名事物，在都市的商业地貌中发明了新的游戏规则。环形内部是不可解的循环还是未知的⻔？是⽣之涟漪还是消除游戏？你可曾感受到事物向你投来的目光？是否追踪过共享单⻋的遭遇？纯粹观察使⼈与世界处在游戏的关系中，⽤⾏动与此时此地对话，使对象显影，为关系赋形。 Circle Game is a collective work emerged from ImagING Together, an image project with and for teenagers, during which they practise modernologio to search for materials in daily life and weave their individual touching moments into certain objects. Through redefining the objects, eight creators invented their own rules for this game played in our urban and commercial landscapes.If we gaze into the Circle, would there be an unexplainable loop or any undiscovered doors inside?Is it the ripple of life or Speedy Bubbles?Have you ever felt the gaze from the objects from daily life?Have you wondered what the shared bikes had experienced?Pure observation put a person and the world around her/him in a gaming position, where dialogues would come into play here and now, revealing and shaping each other, as well as the shared relationship experiences.
Last year, Gazetteer-Novel selected two natural villages (Xu’aodi in Zhejiang, Tankou in Anhui) and four urban communities (the town of Qiyun in Anhui, Oversea Chinese Village in Quanzhou, Shapowei in Xiamen, and the town of Xinzao in Guangzhou) for a-week-long writing residencies. Before meeting the audience, the text is displayed as its object in this temporary (also eternal in a kind) library. The object of the text suspends the reference to any given region and is re-catalogued in the library without any summative experience and typical feeling of misplacement, behind which, the significance of geographical or human memory disappears at this moment. The identities of the six southern villages (or towns) are folded to the back of the visible text, which is not presented as a marvel or a surprise, but the author’s daily life as a traveler in somewhere else .
In the library, the curator will return to be a librarian with a feather duster – a ceremonial caretaker (in a sense, the character returns to the initial transition between care and cure). Explore endlessly along the seemingly inelegant hexagonal symmetry, dust off the text and try to “measure” the distance between the author and the resident place：Did he (or she) go inside? Or is he (or she) still outside the door? Perhaps the librarian can ask herself this question, and this feeling of “far or close” will be involved in the path of the exhibition. Of course, the distance here is not the physical distance in the objective sense, nor does it have the ranking of good or bad
Start from the whispering monologue mingled with buzzing – they are looking for an unknown woman. Put on gloves to carefully read the ancient archives, but accidentally fall into the shadow of black and white negative films. Because of the lonely force, slid into another wonderland in dizzy, yes Wonderland, where will wake up every 60 seconds and return to the worldly and desire. But the soul flutters off and becomes the one who is watching oneself – explore endlessly along the seemingly inelegant hexagonal symmetry, dust off the text, barely recognize that the image was a untouchable coincidence in geographically, but in myths and legends there might be evidence to follow. At this moment (a hypothetical opening moment), the shore “flotilla” leading the soul to join or return, find out a woman’s name in the flashing images. Three miles away, the night keeper turns on the delayed light.
This infinite hexagon may not appear at all, if you enter or watch from any conventional route. As Dunraven said, “Think about the universe.”
Or the reverse.
胡小隆 Hu Xiaolong
Unconventional Guest Number for Nanyang Return
Photography, variable size, 2019
Text, dual-channel video, color, sound, 15″, 2019
陈丹笛子 Chen Dandizi
Sixty Seconds Of Wonderland Park
Three-channel video, color, sound, 9’45”, 2019
朱湘 Zhu Xiang
Si hong -Fictional / Historical
Handmade book and ready-made, variable size, 2018-2019
| 策展人 Curator
余雨萍 Yu Yuping
策展人，以艺术家驻地项目入门开始专注于当代艺术。2017年毕业于香港中文大学文化管理专业（硕士学位），主要学术研究方向为博物馆剧场及戏剧化策展。2015年参与创立轴艺术项目Axis Art Project，第一回展览“一座岛屿的可能性”，第二回展览“厦门肉食公司”入选上海当代艺术博物馆青年策展人计划。曾工作于样当代艺术空间（厦门），实习于18th Street Arts Center（美国）、中国欧洲艺术中心（厦门）。
As a curator, starting with the program of Artist in Residency, she focuses on contemporary art with research interest of Museum Theater and theatricalized curating. Graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong majoring in Cultural Management (MA) in 2017. In 2015, engaged in founding Axis Art Project and curated the first exhibition The Possibility of An Island (Xiamen). The second exhibition Amoy Meat Factory won the prize of the Emerging Curator Project in 2016 (Power Station of Art, Shanghai). She used to work in ModeA Contemporary Art Space (Xiamen) and take the internship at 18th Street Arts Center (USA), China European Art Center (Xiamen).
Chen Dandizi (b.1990). Graduated from the oil painting department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2015. Creation involves video, installation, photography and literature. Her recent works explore the perception and experience of encounters with the daily phenomenon of natural or artificial, including alienation of human emotion, and hope to get the consolation out of alienated by the observation and imagination of nature. In her case, text reading, self-knowledge, and observation of the environment and atmosphere in the region create a hidden connection that is difficult to capture, as it says: “Everything makes sense.”
Graduated from Imperial College London major in Biochemistry, Linlin is the founder of Dalian Echo Books. From 2008 to 2017, she managed several cultural venues in the form of bookshop, library, cinema and Dansheng Space. Since June 2017, the closure of all actual venues, she continued organizing independent screening events and worked as an independent publisher. She always worked closely with words, and considered writing the primary way of all her creative activities.
胡小隆 Hu Xiaolong
胡小隆，现生活工作与上海福州两地，影像艺术家。曾入围2017年香港亚洲青年创作展／2018年Wonder Foto Day台北国际摄影艺术交流展／2019年日本International Creative Arts 2019 in Japan。
Hu Xiaolong is a photographic artist living and working in Shanghai and Fuzhou. He was included in the Hong Kong Asian Youth Creation Exhibition 2017, Wonder Foto Day Taipei International Photographic Art Exchange Exhibition 2018 and Japan International Creative Arts 2019 in Japan.
Graduated from the Academy of Cross-Media Arts of China Academy of Fine Arts. Graduate Students of Experimental Art College of Central Academy of Fine Arts. Her artistic practice involves installation, video, photography, poetry, action, theatre, etc. She cares about order, daily life, wandering and return.
Qiu Jia, is an artist, writer and curator currently based in Beijing, graduated in Haute Ecole des Arts du RHIN with a master’s degree in Scenography. With research interests in fiction & non-fiction/poetry of Daily life and urban space, he has participated in various contemporary art activities: artist-in-residence at LAZNIA Center for contemporary art in Gdansk, member of Les Commisaires Anonymes, researcher of PLAY/URBAN Project in Johannesburg, co-founder of INVISIBLE ELEPHANT and DUSTHOUSE.
王威 Wang Wei
Artist and urban researcher.
Focus on exploring liberty and playfulness, pay close attention to living circumstances of city and village, individuals and entirety, besides imperceptible moments.
Xiao Jing works as a director, performer and dramaturgy in theater. She Graduated from Beijing Normal University, is a member of New Youth Theater Group. Her main woks includes The Unknown Letters, China Philology, A Man Who Flies Up To The Sky,One fine day, Writing poem which were invited to Wuzhen festival, Beijing Fringe Festival, Beijing Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival，VIE Festival and Ruhr Theater festival.
Xu Weiyu graduated from the department of oil painting at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2018. Right now she’s working in 1200bookshop，and dedicated to messing around . She focus on fiction and experimentation in relation to painting, writing, installation and sound. Her contemporary creations mainly pay attention to the relation between the individual consciousness and space, meanwhile trying to exploit new definitions as well as possibilities of public space.
Writer, now working in a Sensory park in Germany. She doesn’t know how to define herself now. If she has to find a word, then it’s the story. A story is the way she enter and leave the world.
朱湘 Zhu Xiang
朱湘(b.1991) 2017毕业于广州美术学院油画系（硕士），现工作生活于广州。创作的方向对“废弃物”进行收集与重构，重拾一个城市“拾荒者”的身份并去开展实践和行动。媒介不限于绘画，文本，装置以及项目。近期展览/项目：2018年,“海面之下是火山”,博而励实验室,北京；2019年成立FACE计划（Family Album Collect & Explore,这个计划以对家庭相册的收集与探索为内容进行“记忆工作”，不限于任何地域，任何人群）。
Zhu Xiang (b.1991) Graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Guangzhou Academy Fine Arts (master’s degree), and lives and works in Guangzhou. She collect and reconstruct “waste information” in her artworks ,and to regain the identity of a city “chiffonnier”, use this identity to motivate practice and action.The media is not limited to painting, text, installation and project practice.Recent exhibitions/projects: 2018, “There are vocanoes under the sea” ，BLG LAB, Beijing; 2019 set up “FACE pogram” ( Family Album Collect & Explore,This program uses the collection and exploration of family albums as a “memory job” for the content, not limited to any region, people ).
Gazetteer-Novel is a joint residency project, advocating local writing practice and artistic action. Since 2017, nearly 50 writers, artists and social workers have been invited to 11 villages and towns in Yunnan, Guizhou, Fujian, Anhui, Zhejiang and Guangdong during these two years. It held a group exhibition in Bishan, Anhui Province in 2018. Gazetteer memorize facts, relating to onsite experience; novel is fictitious, relating to imaginary adventures. Gazetteer-Novel combines the two, try to combine the virtual and real, stimulate each other, and open up experimental cooperation.