Yu Cheng-Ta at Guangdong Times Museum

Yu Cheng-Ta at Guangdong Times Museum

Yu Cheng-Ta’s “adj. Dance” is exhibited at Guangdong Times Museum​. Title “The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay” comes from a saying popularized in Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese civil society since the mid-1980s. The phrase suggests the speaker’s expectations for a better future and the collective imagination of effective social systems. Showcasing the work of twenty-four artists and collectives, this exhibition considers the body and performativity as a method of responding to the absence and presence of the subject. Exhibition starts from 22 Jun to 18 Aug, 2019.

Victoria Sin at Hayward Gallery

Victoria Sin at Hayward Gallery

Victoria Sin’s A View from Elsewhere, Act 1, She Postures in Context (2019) is exhibited at Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London. Kiss My Genders is a group exhibition that explores and celebrates gender identity and gender fluidity. Spanning the past 50 years, it brings together over 100 artworks by more than 30 artists from all over the world, some of whom were born almost a century apart. Exhibition starts from 12 Jun to 8 Sep 2019.

Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s

"Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s–1990s" at Singapore National Gallery

Wang Jun-Jieh’s early work “Face/TV” ( 1989), “How History Was Wounded” (1989; in collaboration with Cheang Shu Lea), Chang Chao-Tang’s “Banqiao” (1962) and Chen Chieh Jen’s “Dysfunction No. 3” (1983) are exhibited at Singapore National Gallery for last stop of “Awakenings, Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s.” The Exhibition is co-organised by National Gallery Singapore, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and the Japan Foundation Asia Center. Awakenings draws connections across Asia through over 150 artworks by important artists from China, India, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. Exhibition starts from 14 Jun to 15 Sep 2019.

Watermelon Sisters Go Camping in Paris

Yu Cheng-Ta and Ming Wong Heading for Camping Workshop in Paris

Yu Cheng-Ta and Ming  Wong are invited by Centre National de la Danse Paris for Camping Workshop from 17 to 21 June, 2019. They propose to explore the space between virtual and real performance avatars, based on footage found from the internet “Mème”. Participants will think about forming their ‘avatar’ based on found footage from the internet such as viral videos, Cat videos, YouTube Makeup Tutorials, Games footage, by casting themselves in the video reference and by re-interpreting the source as a choreographic and theatrical exercise, introducing variation, repetition and extension. The work “Watermelon Love” will be presented at “Watermelon Sisters Party” on 22 June, 2019.

FT Series Venice Biennale 2019

Performance art comes to the Venice Biennale

Performance art comes to the Venice Biennale 2019. Eight different works will be staged during the opening week of “Meetings on Art” including performances by our gallery artist Victoria Sin. ‘If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now’ (2019), commissioned by Chi-Wen Gallery, and ‘View From Elsewhere’ (2018).

Su Misu at Far East Film Festival, Udine

Su Misu at Far East Film Festival

Su Misu is invited for Far East Film Festival, Udine. They will appear for their performance “MAKE UP, FAKE UP” in collaboration with Barbara Stimoli and Marcella Larice.

Victoria Sin at 2019 Venice Biennale

Victoria Sin at 2019 Venice Biennale

The opening week of 2019 Venice Biennale will feature performances dealing with questions of identity politics and intersectionality, including “If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now” by Victoria Sin. 

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Victoria Sin at Planetsex

Victoria Sin at "PLANTSEX"

“If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now”, conmissioned preformance by Chi-Wen Gallery,  will screen at the PLANTSEX symposium (reflecting on botany and eroticism) April 12 as part of the Serpentine Galleries General Ecology Project.

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Yu Cheng-Ta at Instituto Alumnos, Mexico City

Yu Cheng-Ta at Instituto Alumnos, Mexico City

Yu Cheng-Ta’s synchronized four-channel video Tell Me What You Want (2015-2017) will be exhibited at Instituto Alumnos, Mexico City. Focusing on how contemporariness reinvents its own language through exchange and how it illustrates the aesthetics of calculation, Exchange of Narratives depicts a broad landscape of economics in its fundamental definition. The artists’ works employ layered forms of value-in-exchange with a social-political criticality. 3 artists from Taiwan and 4 artists from Mexico are invited with performance, video installation and text. The event is on view from November 8 to December 23, 2018.

Yin-Ju Chen Shortlisted for the Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP BCN Video Art Award

Yin-Ju Chen Shortlisted for Han Nefkens Foundation - LOOP BCN Video Art Award

Yin-Ju Chen is on the shortlist for the Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP Barcelona Video Art Award 2018. 

The Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP Barcelona Video Art Award 2018 aims to be a tool for increasing contemporary artistic production in the video art field and is directed at artists of Asian origin or nationality and will be held in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró. The award consists of the production of a video art work, and its aim is to strengthen and consolidate the careers of candidates who have promising artistic profiles with an international perspective.

The production of the new project will take one year and the new work will be presented at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, coinciding with LOOP Festival 2019.

Jawshing Arthur Liou at Beijing Red Brick Art Museum

Jawshing Arthur Liou's "Kora" at Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing

Jawshing Arthur Liou’s work “Kora” will be screened in the exhibition “Rituals of Signs and Metamorphosis” in Beijing. Curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, the exhibition presents works by ten renowned artists from different corners of the Asian continent and situates their work between historical and contemporary systems of thinking, which allows the unexpected, the unknown and the mysterious to appear. The works of these visionary artists are displayed along an imagined ritual path of concepts and forms, materials and mediums, gestures and actions, and they explore different registers of metamorphosis. This poetic journey leads us to question the certainty of narratives, provokes reflections and ideas, and sparks the desire to seek out divinatory signs.

Interview by CGTN

Photo provided by Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing.