Tishan Hsu’s new wall installation and accompanying QR-linked video piece, “Grass-Screen-Skin: Bolzano” is now on view at Museion, Bolzano, Italy, as part of TECHNO. The exhibition is on view until 16 March, 2022.
Articulated through three themes— Freedom, Compression and Exhaustion — the exhibition TECHNO puts the techno experience center stage, adopting it as a lens through which to capture a contemporary human condition and social order. Museion invites an international group of artists, thinkers and producers to explore how cultural phenomena related to techno have become interlaced with the ways we experience our identities today.
Artists: Riccardo Benassi, Paul Chan, Nicolò Degiorgis, Karin Ferrari, Massimo Grimaldi, CC Hennix, Tishan Hsu, Mire Lee, Ghislaine Leung, Isabel Lewis, Piero Martinello in Zusammenarbeit mit/in collaborazione con/in collaboration with Franco Ruaro, Sandra Mujinga, Nkisi aka Melika Ngombe Kolongo, Emeka Ogboh, Yuri Pattison, Daniel Pflumm, James Richards und/e/and Steve Reinke, James Richards, Jacolby Satterwhite, Leander Schwazer, Sung Tieu, Jan Vorisek among many others.
TECHNO is curated by Bart van der Heide, Director of Museion, in collaboration with an international research team including Francesco Tenaglia, art critic and curator, Florian Fischer, stage director and author and Frida Carazzato, curatorial assistant at Museion.
In Issue 125 Sep/Oct of ArtAsiaPacific, Editor at large HG Masters profiled Xper.Xr after his exhibition Tailwhip at Empty Gallery. “Though the show featured an abundance of archival materials—cases of magazine clippings, album covers, old correspondence, articles and zines that Chris published, musical scores, and various noise-making props including a megaphone and angle grinder—it can still be difficult to comprehend that Xper.Xr’s multipronged creative life really happened, and with such intensity.”
CAMP FIRES is a polymorphous project that centers around the exhibition of some twenty video works by international artists, dancers, singers, performers, and activists exploring the body as a performative interface to resist the normative gaze over dissident bodies—that which is queer in the broadest sense of the word. The project defends the idea that identity is not a definitive state but a continuous negotiation between the ontological self and the rest of the world, a form of constantly becoming rather than being. The exhibition opens on 2 September and runs until 23 October at Last Tango.
Artists: Fatima Al Qadiri & Khalid Al Gharaballi, James Bantone, Básica TV, Lukas Beyeler, Emilio Bianchic, Lex Brown, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Tianzhuo Chen, Jes Fan, House of Ladosha, Ivy Monteiro, Javier Ocampo, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Signe Pierce & Alli Coates, Bhenji Ra & Justin Shoulder, Florencia Rodríguez Giles, Jacolby Satterwhite, SOPHIE and more
Curated by Simon W Marin and Violeta Mansilla
Hosted and co-produced by Last Tango
Co-hosted by Tanzhaus Zürich and Shedhalle
The 11th Seoul Mediacity Biennale, One Escape at a Time, is slated to open from September 8 to November 21, 2021 at the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) and other locations across the city.
One Escape at a Time will present works and projects—many of them new productions—by 41 Korean and international participants: Bani Abidi, Monira Al Qadiri, Amature Amplifier, Richard Bell, Johanna Billing, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Chang Yun-Han, Chihoi, Minerva Cuevas, Brice Dellsperger, DIS, Hao Jingban, Hapjungjigu, Sharon Hayes, Jinhwon Hong, Hsu Che-Yu, Geumhyung Jeong, Eisa Jocson, Kang Sang-woo, Kim Min, Sarah Lai, Oliver Laric, Li Liao, Life of a Craphead (Amy Lam and Jon McCurley), Lim Giong, Liu Chuang, Mackerel Safranski, Tala Madani, Henrike Naumann, ONEROOM, Yuri Pattison, Paul Pfeiffer, Hansol Ryu, Pilvi Takala, TASTEHOUSE × WORKS, Wang Haiyang, Ming Wong, Cici Wu, Chikako Yamashiro, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, and Tobias Zielony.
One Escape at a Time builds on ideas of escapism in relation to currents in today’s popular media—especially the US sitcom One Day at a Time (2017–). First produced and made available for streaming worldwide by Netflix, One Day at a Time is a contemporary update of the 1970s sitcom of the same name. It charts the life of a three-generation Cuban American family sharing the same roof in Los Angeles. Despite its seemingly conventional format, the sitcom flips the norms of media representation and disguises its central concerns with laughter while tackling some of the most urgent and human questions today: racism, gender, class, sexuality, identity, migration, gentrification, and violence, among others.
For Spike Art Magazine, contributing editor Jaime Chu and art researcher Michelle Wong teamed up to explore Tailwhip, Empty Gallery’s exhibition of pioneering Hong Kong noise musician, Xper.Xr. “NOISE IN THE DARK: A CONVERSATION ON XPER.XR: Active in Hong Kong’s underground for three decades, Xper.Xr defies description. Fanzines, experimental sounds, and hammers all come together under one roof for the multifaceted (and more than occasionally dangerous) artist’s first retrospective.”
“Soft Water Hard Stone,” the fifth New Museum Triennial, brings together works across mediums by forty artists internationally, including Jes Fan. It recognizes artists reimagining traditional models, materials, and techniques beyond established institutional paradigms. Their works exalt states of transformation, calling attention to the malleability of structures, porous and unstable surfaces, and the fluid and adaptable potential of both technological and organic media. The Triennial will be on view from 27 October, 2021 to 23 January, 2022.
Curators: Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Curator at The New Museum, and Jamillah James.
The Art + Technology Lab at LACMA has announced its 2021 grant recipients.
Emphasizing iteration and risk-taking over the completion of a finished work, the Lab continues to support artist projects that engage emerging technology. Selection criteria includes artistic merit, opportunities for public engagement, and the suggested forms of data, methods, and/or models that might be of interest to other artists. LACMA issued the 2021 Request for Proposals in December of 2020 and received over 900 submissions.
Among the four winning projects: Jaqueline Kiyomi Gork and Rhett LaRue will develop a multiplayer game space that uses sound as its main modality for navigation and interaction. Giving consideration to empathy and intimacy, they will disrupt the traditional structure of gaming experiences, developing an experience based on collaboration and listening. Gork and LaRue’s project is called Inhabit360.
We are pleased to announce that two recent sculptures by Jes Fan, Diagram IX (2021) and Diagram X (2021), have joined the Collection of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Empty Gallery would like to thank the team at MHCAM who made this possible. A work from Fan’s ongoing Diagram series exploring the epidermis, Diagram X (2021) features two undulating forms of aqua resin fused in three points, above which a glass globule is situated in a custom-molded form. The organic geometry and fluctuating joinery of this piece evoke the permeable, semi-transparent layers of skin covering human bodies. In his deliberate openings and closings of skin-like waves, Fan questions where a body begins and ends.
The group exhibition Zeros and Ones investigates the ways artists operate within their surrounding institutional structures. Taking the algorithmic paradigm in scripting, scoring, instruction, or command, the works selected systematically complicate these procedures through lived experience. Tools and tasks are mobilized without measurable outcome while always returning to the material conditions of their labor. Through subtle redistributions, infrastructure and the body are both intimately as well as violently situated towards each other. The practices of artists such as Lutz Bacher, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Hanne Darboven, Jana Euler, Jef Geys, Tishan Hsu, Ilmari Kalkkinen, Silvia Kolbowski, Pope L., Louise Lawler, Carolyn Lazard, Lee Lozano, Henrik Olesen, Sarah Rapson, Margaret Raspé, readymades belong to everyone®, Ketty La Rocca, Sturtevant, Otto Wagner, and Martin Wong, prompt us to question the metrics and hierarchies that are being reproduced in the field of art and beyond. The exhibition will be on view until 19 September, 2021.
Curators: Kathrin Bentele, Anna Gritz, Ghislaine Leung