「The Art of Living」 - Lara Atallah

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

Artist: Lara Atallah
Date: 2016-06-09

The real creativity of an artistic practice usually isn’t on display in a gallery, fair, or museum. It happens in private, often long before supposedly “artistic” work has begun. We’re talking about processes like negotiating rent; getting or quitting part-time jobs; putting in the hours of writing applications or finding supporters; making or breaking budgets.

Duchamp famously reduced his appetites to a bare minimum, often smoking instead of eating, so that he wouldn’t have to go to work. What are the strategies available to us today? Inventing lifestyles that make art-making possible is the most serious challenge facing artists today. That’s why the ways that artists get by and stay creative is the subject of this survey.

In this collaboration between New York-based SCREEN and Beijing-based I: project space, a group of young artists in New York, Berlin and Beijing will respond with images and links to a questionnaire on their living and working conditions. This survey will be published on SCREEN’s website and I: Project Space’s Wechat channel. The season will then culminate in a three-city screening series curated around the theme of stories of survival.

SCREEN is a New York-based curatorial collective and media art platform that fosters critical voices and new forms of exhibition for media-based practices.

About the artists

Lara Atallah is a Beirut-born,New York based photographer and visual artist interested in the role of the photographic medium in the construction of historical narratives. Her ongoing project Tales of a Non-Country (2013-Present) examines the history of modern-day Levant. She holds a MFA in Photography from Parsons The New School of Design. Her work has been exhibited in the USand internationally.

Link
http://www.lara-atallah.com/
http://onscreentoday.com/

艺术家: 劳拉·阿塔拉
时间: 2016-06-09

简介:这个数位影像的对话系列是纽约的SCREEN 以及北京的I: project space合作的项目。我们对在北京,纽约,还有柏林生活的年轻艺术家进行了一个他们生存状态的调查,他们用影像,链接等呈现他们的回应。

文字:艺术家的创造活力通常不只在画廊,艺博会,还有美术馆出现,而是在私人场域,而且更常发生在“艺术作品”形成之前。甚至是在讨价还价房租,开始或结束兼职,申请经费,调节预算,这些生活片段当中。

杜象曾为了降低工作赚钱的必要性,将他的食欲减到最低,以抽烟取代进食,今日的艺术家是怎么生存的? 发明让艺术创造变得“可能”的生活方式是今日艺术家最需认真面对的议题,因此艺术家如何获得灵感是这个调查的主旨。

这个数位影像的对话系列是纽约的SCREEN 以及北京的I: project space合作的项目。我们对在北京,纽约,还有柏林生活的年轻艺术家进行了一个他们生存状态的调查,他们用影像,链接等呈现他们的回应,这些调查结果会在SCREEN网站以及 I: project space的微信号播送 。这个访谈系列的高潮会是一个三个城市串联的有关生存问题的放映活动

关于艺术家

劳拉·阿塔拉是一位摄影师与视觉艺术家,出生於贝鲁特,现居纽约。她关心的议题是摄影作为媒体在历史论述当中扮演的角色。她正在进行中的项目《一个非国家的故事》 (2013-) 检视今日中東的黎凡特。劳拉在纽约帕森设计学院完成摄影MFA学位,她的作品在美国还有世界各地都展出。

链接
http://www.lara-atallah.com/
http://onscreentoday.com/

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