「SCREENING」艺术家的生存之道 The Art of Living

Collaboration between New York-based SCREEN and Beijing-based I: project space.

Date: August 13, 2016, 6 pm
Location: 北京 I: project space

Join us for the one-night screening “The Art of Living” around the globe on August 13, 2016, hosted by SCREEN, I: project space, Artnet, and Loris. The screening will take place across three venues located in Beijing, Berlin, and New York.

On October 13 and 24 in 1966, Marta Minujin, Allan Kaprow and Wolf Vostell staged the international project “Three Countries Happening” which took place in New York, Berlin, and Buenos Aires. Each artist acted as part of other artists’ performances through simultaneity: some of their happenings happened concurrently and were aired on channel 13 in Buenos Aires. Photographs of each scene were sent to the three cities and displayed at a gallery in Berlin. Particularly Minujin’s piece Simultaneidad en Simultaneidad reacted to the technological revolution, which utilized media including television, radio, telephone and telegraph. Fifty years later, as predicted by Minujin, technology has intoxicated and infiltrated our lives. To celebrate this post-digital condition that has changed the way art is practiced, we will stage simultaneous screenings in New York, Beijing, and Berlin, bringing together artists living in the these art metropolises.

Technology and the internet have changed the “studio” practice, expanding it to the realm of social media. While the corporate model of the superstar artist with a monumental studio is not uncommon, many younger artists have started to develop a virtual studio practice. Despite this, the economic, social, and cultural conditions of art metropolises such as Beijing, Berlin, and New York are still decisive factors effecting resources for artists.

Various assumptions about culture play a significant role in how the concept of the artist is constructed in public imagination. Michael Smith and Joshua White created the fictitious “Mike Smith” in Open House Reel, who had bitterly intended to sell his Soho Studio, which symbolized selling his art trajectory and life for over 20 years; black artist Kenya (Robinson) brought a statue of a white man with her wherever she went and posted the photo diary on Instagram; Musquiqui Chihying dressed himself in athletic gear and jogged on a German supermarket conveyor belt, watched by a middle-aged, German, female cashier; Jaakko Pallasvuo nonchalantly narrates about his studio and digital painting he produced there; Tan Tian’s staged interview performance mirrors and exaggerates the expectations artists are facing; Lin Ke invites us in his studio to witness his laptop ballad. The music is is supported by the clicking of hard drives and USB sticks and the chiming of keyboards linking the work of a programmer with the skill set of a pianist; Katy Roseland made a video to visualize a major struggle in contemporary digital art practice: the sharing of files and data through online platforms and how this can be a challenge on the Chinese Internet. These semi-autobiographical videos react to the local economy, in a satirical, but often straightforward way.

The screening features artists Michael Smith (New York), Joshua White (New York), Kenya (Robinson) (New York), Tuo Wang (New York), Tzuhuan Lin (New York), Misquiqui Chihying (Berlin), Jaakko Pallasvuo, Manuela Johanna Covini (Berlin), Brita Thie (Berlin), Lin Ke (Beijing), Tan Tian (Beijing), Katy Roseland (Beijing), and more.

Selected by Yu-Chieh Li, David Hsu Borgonjon, Shi-yu Hsu, Nina Wiesnagrotzki, Anna-Viktoria Eschbach, and Antonie Angerer.
Curatorial assistant Zhixuan Li

The admission is free.

Program

I: project space, Beijing [GMT+8]
August 13, 6 pm

Michael Smith and Joshua White (New York) / Open House Reel, 62
Kenya (Robinson) (New York), White Man in My Pocket 0:40 and WHITEMANTALKING: a stream-of-consciousness manifesto, 6:57
Tuo Wang (New York)/ La Boheme, 9
Tzuhuan Lin (New York)/ Rubber Duck, 7:15
Musquiqui Chihying (Berlin) / The Jog, 3:37
Jaakko Pallasvuo (Berlin)/ Nu Painting, 5:58
Manuela Johanna Covini (Berlin)/ Mental Metropolis: Chapter 1, 5
Brita Thie (Berlin)/ TRANSLANTICS – EPISODE 1/6: PORES OF PERCEPTION. 15:03 and 2/6 AWKAWARDS, 14:50

Loris, Berlin [GMT+2]
August 13, 6:30 pm
Michael Smith and Joshua White (New York) / Open House Reel, 62
Kenya (Robinson), White Man in My Pocket 0:40 and WHITEMANTALKING: a stream-of-consciousness manifesto, 6:57
Tuo Wang (New York)/ La Boheme, 9
Tzuhuan Lin (New York)/ Rubber Duck, 7:15
Lin Ke (Beijing)/ Lens from the E-World, 3:22
Tan Tian (Beijing)/ How to Do Interview, 22:46
Katy Roseland (Beijing)/ OLO is a code, 5

Artnet, New York [GMT-4]
August 13, 4 pm

Musquiqui Chihying (Berlin) / The Jog, 3:37
Jaakko Pallasvuo (Berlin)/ Nu Painting, 5:58
Manuela Johanna Covini (Berlin)/ Mental Metropolis: Chapter 1, 5
Brita Thie (Berlin)/ TRANSLANTICS – EPISODE 1/6: PORES OF PERCEPTION. 15:03 and 2/6 AWKAWARDS, 14:50
Lin Ke (Beijing)/ Lens from the E-World, 3:22
Tan Tian (Beijing)/ How to Do Interview, 22:46
Katy Roseland (Beijing)/ OLO is a code, 5

时间: 2016年08月13日, 6 pm
地点: 北京 I: project space

我们将在八月十三号於北京,柏林及纽约这三个艺术城市举办放映马拉松“艺术家的生存之道”,此一活動由SCREEN 介面,I: project space,Artnet,Loris等共同组织,敬请期待!

还记得在1966年的十月十三日以及二十四日, Marta Minujin, Allan Kaprow 以及 Wolf Vostell 共同完成的国际项目“三个城市的偶发艺术 (Three Counties Happening)”吗?这个项目在纽约,柏林,布宜诺斯艾利斯等地同时进行,由於这种即时性,每个艺术家都成为其他艺术家行为作品的一部分: 他们有些活动同时进行,某些在布宜诺斯艾利斯的电视频道El Trece放送,每个偶发艺术的场景都被拍下照片寄到柏林一家画廊展出。其中,尤以Minujin 的作品《同时发生》(Simultaneidad en Simultaneidad) 最直接地回应科技革命,这个作品使用的技术包括电视,无线电,电话,以及电报。五十年後的今天,如同Minujin预言的,科技已经渗透了我们的生活。为了庆祝後数位时代对艺术实践的影响,我们组织了一场在北京,柏林,纽约同一天发生的放映接力活动,受邀参加的艺术家都居住和工作在这三个城市。

科技以及网路深深地改变了“艺术工作室”的实践,将它延伸到社交网路。当超级艺术巨星的公司化经营以及工厂化的工作室不再鲜见,年轻的艺术家开始展开比较流动的工作型态。既使如此,艺术首都如北京,柏林,纽约等的的经济,社会,文化状态仍然持续影响着艺术家的工作状况。

各种对於文化的臆测造就了公众对艺术工作的想像: Michael Smith 和 Joshua White 创造的角色 “Mike Smith” 在 Open House Reel 影片中推销他在纽约苏荷区的工作室,这个卖掉工作室的行为实际上也象徵了卖出他过去二十年的生活以及艺术创作; 非裔美国艺术家Kenya (Robinson) 随身带着一个白人男子小雕像,并且经常将她们的活动照片更新到instagram上; 彭致颖身着运动服,在一德国超市的结帐柜台的自动输送带上面慢跑着,望着他的是一位德国中年女收银员; Jaakko Pallasvuo 冷漠地述说着他在工作室里创作数位绘画的故事; 谭天设计的行为访谈夸张的描述一般人对艺术家的期待; 林科邀请我们去他的工作室欣赏他的电脑谱出的抒情曲,这个乐曲是由点击电脑硬盘,USB携带碟,还有键盘发出的声音合奏,透过一个程式来谱的曲子; Katy Roseland 创作的录像呈现了艺术创作的一核心部分: 在网路平台分享档案,特别是在中国的互联网。以上这些半自传式的影像作品都以讽刺并且直接的方式回应在地的经济状态对艺术创作的影响。

艺术家名单: Michael Smith (纽约), Joshua White (纽约), Kenya (Robinson) (纽约), 王拓 (纽约), 林子桓 (纽约), 彭致颖 (柏林), Jaakko Pallasvuo (柏林), Manuela Johanna Covini (柏林), Brita Thie (柏林), 林科 (北京), 谭天 (北京), Katy Roseland (北京)。

策展人: 李雨洁,许大卫,徐诗雨,Anna-Viktoria Eschbach,Antonie Angerer,
Nina Wiesnagrotzki, 策展助理 Zhixuan Li

本活动免费入场。

节目单
北京 I: project space [GMT+8]
August 13, 6 pm

Michael Smith 和 Joshua White (纽约) / Open House Reel, 62
Kenya (Robinson) (纽约), White Man in My Pocket 0:40 WHITEMANTALKING: a stream-of-consciousness manifesto, 6:57
王拓 (纽约)/ La Boheme, 9
林子桓 (纽约)/ Rubber Duck, 7:15
彭致颖 (柏林) / The Jog, 3:37
Jaakko Pallasvuo (柏林)/ Nu Painting, 5:58
Manuela Johanna Covini (柏林)/ Mental Metropolis: Chapter 1, 5
Brita Thie (柏林)/ TRANSLANTICS - EPISODE 1/6: PORES OF PERCEPTION, 15:03 2/6 AWKAWARDS, 14:50

柏林 Loris [GMT+2]
August 13, 6:30 pm
Michael Smith 和 Joshua White (纽约) / Open House Reel, 62
Kenya (Robinson) (纽约), White Man in My Pocket, 0:40
WHITEMANTALKING: a stream-of-consciousness manifesto, 6:57
王拓 (纽约)/ La Boheme, 9
林子桓 (纽约)/ Rubber Duck, 7:15
林科 (北京)/ Lens from the E-World, 3:22
谭天 (北京)/ How to Do Interview, 22:46
Katy Roseland (北京)/ OLO is a code, 5

Artnet, New York [GMT-4]
August 13, 4 pm

彭致颖 (柏林) / The Jog, 3:37
Jaakko Pallasvuo (柏林)/ Nu Painting, 5:58
Manuela Johanna Covini (柏林)/ Mental Metropolis: Chapter 1, 5
Brita Thie (柏林)/ TRANSLANTICS - EPISODE 1/6: PORES OF PERCEPTION, 15:03
2/6 AWKAWARDS, 14:50
林科 (北京)/ Lens from the E-World, 3:22
谭天 (北京)/ How to Do Interview, 22:46
Katy Roseland (北京)/ OLO is a code, 5

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