「The Art of Living VII」 - Musquiqui Chihying

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

Artist: Musquiqui Chihying
Date: 2016-07-26

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

Musquiqui Chihying (b. 1985 Taipei) is a visual artist based in Berlin, Germany and Taipei, Taiwan. He works in multimedia, merging video, photography, and installation. The relationship between the human body and public domains as well as how capital production twists everyday routine is central to his practice.

Musquiqui graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts in 2008 and acquired the diploma of Meisterschüler at the University of Art Berlin in 2015. He has participated in several international exhibitions, such as Through the Looking-Screen, Gallery 175, Seoul (2015); Social Factory, the 10th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2014); Place an Image / Place in Image, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin (2014); 2012 Taiwan Art Biennial, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2012).

Link
http://musquiquiabout.blogspot.com
http://onscreentoday.com/

艺术家: 彭致颖
时间: 2016-07-26

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

彭致颖 1985 年出生於台湾台北, 现生活居住在柏林以及台北。他的作品使用多元的媒介,包括录像,摄影还有装置。他的实践着重在身体和公众领域的关系,还有资本生产如何改变日常习惯。

彭致颖2008年毕业於台北艺术大学美术学系,并於2015年完成大师班学位(Meisterschüler), 他参加过的国际展览包括首尔Gallery175的Through the Looking-Screen (2015); 上海发电站第十届上海双年展《社会工厂》 (2014); 柏林摄影博物馆的 Place an Image / Place in Image (2014); 台中国立台湾美术馆的台湾美术双年展 (2012)。

链接
http://musquiquiabout.blogspot.com
http://onscreentoday.com/

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