13 December 2015 – 31 January 2016
12 December 2015
Participating Artists and Group
CAMP, Parker Ito, Kevin B. Lee, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Sissel Tolaas, Jun Yang.
Li Liqiong + liu Jingbing
School of Visual Art and Design, GAFA
Guangdong Times Museum
Times Rose Garden III, Huangbianbei Road, Baiyun Avenue, Guangzhou (Exit D, Huangbian Station, Line 2 of Guangzhou Metro)
Hours: 10:00-18:00 Tuesday – Sunday,
Guided Tour: 15:00-15:30, every Saturday &Sunday, 19 December 2015- 31 January 2016
The Internet has been widespread for just over two decades, and has already become indispensable in our lives. The Internet has made the flow of information more transparent and allowed for greater consolidation of resources, facilitating the partial disintegration of monopolies. The emergence of new business and consumer models, the old systems of oversight and evaluation from the era of industrialization and standardization have changed in response. Diversity of standards, unique experiences, flexible identities and the spirit of sharing are the new experience brought to us by the Internet.
The Internet presents us with a multidimensional reality. It has broken down the barriers between different systems and regions, so that information from different systems can be found and presented between them. It can provide us with multiple or even contradictory perspectives for viewing the same facts. Because of the Internet’s cognitive method of “connecting everything,” the links between different things have been strengthened and highlighted. In this era, the individual is no longer isolated. The individual can use the Internet to interact with the outside world at will. The characteristics of the individual can, through this interaction, change at any time, and be continually redefined and updated through practice. Thus, the acceptance of multiple identities and variable standards has become crucial, a core condition for the production of diverse, unique individuals.
In this exhibition, we hope to set aside the series of questions raised by post-internet phenomena to focus on two themes relating to the Internet, using these two entry points as a more creative approach to the understanding of these phenomena and to expanding our knowledge through action and practice. We will use the concept of “networks” as a curatorial approach, inviting artists, magazines, and institutions to join together, using such methods as artwork commissions, research group observations, exchange platforms between magazines and museums, joint research with the School of Visual Art and Design of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, publications and internet promotions to examine the concept of “networks”. Collaborating with Leap Magazine for the December 2015 issue and the “Times Museum Art on Track” program, we will present three works of the same conception by artist Sissel Tolaas in three different forms of presentation and on three different platforms to test the effects. The exhibition aims to explore the possibility of constructing our knowledge of the world through diverse, shifting conceptual perspectives, maintaining clarity and shaping individuality within a constantly shifting reality.
About the artist：
CAMP is a collaborative studio founded in 2007 by Ashok Sukumaran and Shaina Anand. It combines film, video, installation, software, open-access archives with broad interests in technology, film and theory.
From their home base in Chuim village Bombay, CAMP are co-initiators of the online footage archive http://pad.ma, the new cinema archive http://indiancine.ma, and a new project on cultural histories of Bombay. CAMP's work has shown extensively including at the MoMA and New Museum, the BFI London Film Festival, the Viennale, at dOCUMENTA 13, Sharjah Biennial, Gwangju Biennial, Shanghai Biennial, Kochi-Muziris Biennial, and museums and film festivals around the world. In 2015, they presented a major survey of their works across five solo exhibitions titled As If I- V in Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.
Kevin B. Lee (b. 1975) is a filmmaker and critic living in Chicago. A leading figure in the video essay form of film criticism, he has produced nearly 300 videos exploring film and media. He is the winner of the 2015 European Media Art Festival ARTE Creative Newcomer Award. His "desktop documentary" Transformers: the Premake screened at over a dozen festivals around the world including the Berlin Film Festival Critics Week, the Viennale, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. His work has shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, BANK Shanghai, and Gallery M29 in Colgone Germany. In 2016 the Vienna Film museum will host the first retrospective of his work. He received his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he was awarded the Lewis Graduate Fellowship and Shapiro Eager Grant.
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (b.1977 )lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. His selected solo exhibitions include: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané | Philippe van Snick, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro and Casa Modernista, São Paulo (2015); Animal que no existeix–Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, CRAC Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain, Alsace, Altkirch (2014); Cipó, Taioba, Yví, Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (2013); and Bicho de nariz delicado, Uma certa falta de Coerência (A Certain Lack of Coherence), Porto, Portugal (2013). His works also has been included in numerous group shows and biennals, among them: Momentum 8, Momentum Kunsthall, Moss, Norway (2015); Construire une collection, NMNM, Nouveau Musée National Monaco, Monaco (2015); The Generational Triennial, The New Museum, New York (until May 24, 2015); Ir para volver, 12th Biennal de Cuena, Ecuador (2014); Anti-Narcissus, CRAC Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain, Alsace, Altkirch (2014); Weather Permitting 9th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2013); Suicide Narcissus, Renaissance Society, Chicago (2013); Unique Forms of Continuity in Space, 33° Panorama da Arte Brasileira, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2013); Utopien Vermeiden, Werkleitz Biennale 2013, Halle (2013); The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2012).
Sissel Tolaas is born 1965 in Stavanger Norway, based in Berlin. Tolaas has background in chemistry; mathematics, linguistics; languages and art, from the universities of Oslo, Warsaw, Moscow, St Petersburg and Oxford.Tolaas is working actively and concentrated on the topic of SMELL / SMELL & LANGUAGE - COMMUNICATON since 1990, within different sciences, fields of art /design and other disciplines. Tolaas established the SMELL RE_searchLab Berlin, on smell & communication / language, in Berlin in January 2004, supported by IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.)
She has worked and is working with numerous companies and institutions, and active participation in international colloquiums, conferences and networking. Her projects and research have been presented in s several institutions such as: Ted Global, US; Design Indaba, South Africa; What Design Can Do, Holland and Brazil; World Science Festival, New York; World Congress of Synthetic Biology, Stanford University; Documenta 13, Kassel Germany; MOMA New York; MOMA San Francisco; Fondation Cartier, Paris; Serpentine Gallery, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Tate Gallery, Liverpool; Venice Biennale; Kochi Biennale; Liverpool Biennale; Sao Paulo Biennale; National Art Museum of China Beijing; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; Art Institute Chicago; Architecture Biennale 2015, Shanghai; Guangdong Time Museum。
Jun Yang (b.1975)based in Vienna, Taipei and Yokohama. His works encompass various mediums – including, film, installation, performance and projects in the public spaces while addressing institutions, societies and audiences. Having grown up and lived in various different cultural contexts, in his artistic work Jun Yang examines the influence of clichés and media images on identity politics.Previous exhibitions include the Gwangju Biennale 2012; the Taipei Biennial 2008, the Liverpool Biennial 2006, the 51st Biennale di Venezia 2005, and the Manifesta 4 in 2002. He is the recipient of the 25th Otto Mauer Art Award in 2005.
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