Work in Spreading: Transmit and Translate the Images in Beijing

Date: Sep 18, 2010 – Oct 12, 2010
Venue: Iberia Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China)
Artists: Chen Xiaoyun, Chen Wei, Fang Lu, Fong Silas, Gua Zi, He An, Hu Xiangqian, Jiao Xingtao, Kong Lingnan, Liu Qingyuan, Qin Qi, Qiu Xiaofei, Sun Xun, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Weng Yunpeng, Xu Qu, Yan Bing, Yang Xinguang
Organizer: Art & Investment and Contemporary Art & Investment Magazines, International Art and Culture Foundation of Spain

“Project”, the central column of Contemporary Art & Investment ever since its first publication in January 2007, is dedicated to introducing to readers the emerging artists’ work through the presentation of their artistic intentions and creation. It aims at exploring, investigating and showcasing the most experimental and talented Chinese artists of the younger generation. Nearly three years on, “Project” has featured 37 artists /teams across mainland China, Taiwan and overseas.

The editing work for “Project” seeks to give a clean-cut presentation of the core dimensions of the artist’s work, namely, to unveil the factors making on-going experiments and concept-centered thinking possible, and furthermore to dissect the process of artistic creation. The concept of the column has been evolving from “the birth of a new work” in 2007 to “a holistic study of artist’s work”.

As the mission of the magazine, we tend to present to our readers contemporary art in an experimental and interdisciplinary way. It is our aspiration to create a magazine free from conventional definitions, so that the essence of the magazine can develop to an active and open independent voice. It is not only a cold, passive paper medium, but a framework based on which exhibitions, activities, publishing, and many other options could be opened up. We could call this exhibition a “Magazine –Exhibition practice”.

From December 2009 to January 2010, the exhibition “Work in Progress: How Do Artists Work?” initiated by CONTEMPORARY ART & INVESTMENT and Iberia Center for Contemporary Art was the first exhibition that successfully implemented the “Magazine – Curating practice” concept. The exhibition “Work in Spreading: Images of Circulation and Retranslation” which will be launched on September 18th 2010 is based on the studies done by the column “project” in 2010. It focuses on the relationship between the concept of the work and its physical form when the art work is being exhibited or published. That is: work and work in spreading.

Some of Exhibited Artworks:

Fortune of the kingdom, 2007
Photography, 1800x1440mm
Artist: Chen Xiaoyun

Gua Zi Moving the earth, 2010
performance Artist: Gua Zi

Street is the Power, 2005
Miscellaneous, 900x700mm
Artist: Liu Qingyuan

Untitled, 2008
Sculpture Wood, 1080x870x880mm
Artist: Jiao Xingtao

E06, 798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, 100015, Beijing, China

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