「The Art of Living VII」 - Musquiqui Chihying
Collaboration between New York-based SCREEN and Beijing-based I: project space.
Where are you now?
Who do you share those places with?
What other kinds of work do you do?
What do you spend your money on?
A plan to get rich?
What´s that one thing you need to be productive?
What are the three most important objects in your studio?
How do people react when you tell them you´re an artist?
How do you get your best ideas?
What do you do when you aren´t working?
Artist: Musquiqui Chihying
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).
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。
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
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)。