第二届广州三年展 Beyond: 2nd Guangzhou Triennial

More from 亞洲藝術文獻庫 Asia Art Archive on the upcoming 2nd Guangzhou Triennial (a title that I can’t say without feeling a wave of bemused laughter, even though last time some of the art was really good), which opens on November 18 and runs until January 15th next year.

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) from Hong Kong to Guangzhou to Macau is a site of Beyond, one that embodies an inventive negotiation between the local and the global. Historically speaking, this region openness to the outside world offers an important precedence for rethinking modernity. The exciting but complicated process of modernization during the last 20 years has created a set of fresh and fluid conditions that holds significant implications for rethinking urban planning in the Asia pacific region. The vitality of a conglomerate city-region is not so much defined by its stability, but rather by a metamorphosis that shifts freely from one organic condition to the next with little scrutiny that requires an interdisciplinary approach for rethinking how different artistic strategies can be used to mediate the process of “glocalisation”.

— Asia Art Archive

Beyond: 2nd Guangzhou Triennial

Followed by much critical success of the first Guangzhou Triennial in 2002, the Guangdong Museum of Art has invited independent curator Hou Hanru as the artistic director to steer such a project. A curatorial team comprises of Hou Hanru, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Guo Xiaoyan has been selected to initiate projects for the Triennial with a title of ‘BEYOND: an extraordinary space of experimentation for modernization.’

Contemporary art activities are now going through an extraordinary contradictory process. On the one hand, they are rapidly proliferating across the global with events of different scales in various regions. This can be seen in the growth of the trend of biennales, triennials in almost every major city in the world. Questions of relevance of these events, as well as of differences of their contents, are being posed and critically debated. Guangzhou Triennial as one of the newest among them offers a wonderful event to push the debate further by means of fresh and innovative understandings of and approaches to the issue.

BEYOND, comes up naturally to become the title of the triennial.

The title BEYOND suggests an extraordinary condition that operates outside of established conventions. It is a fluctuating state that requires experimentation with new and innovative alternatives for making sense of such “exceptional” phenomena.

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) from Hong Kong to Guangzhou to Macau is a site of Beyond, one that embodies an inventive negotiation between the local and the global. Historically speaking, this region openness to the outside world offers an important precedence for rethinking modernity. The exciting but complicated process of modernization during the last 20 years has created a set of fresh and fluid conditions that holds significant implications for rethinking urban planning in the Asia pacific region. The vitality of a conglomerate city-region is not so much defined by its stability, but rather by a metamorphosis that shifts freely from one organic condition to the next with little scrutiny that requires an interdisciplinary approach for rethinking how different artistic strategies can be used to mediate the process of “glocalisation”.

It is for this reason that we want to create an interdisciplinary platform Delta Lab, or D-LAB, that bridges art, architecture, urban study, and cultural activism in order to investigate the potentiality of contemporary art under such a peculiar context. By hosting a series of regular workshops with local and international practitioners from different disciplines as markers for rethinking the triennial as a viable platform for artistic production, we hope to generate lively discussions and relevant publications on the imaginative visions of the future for such a locality. Over 50 international and national artists/architects will be invited to participate in a series of workshops. Participants in the series of workshops will be invited to represent their works at the final triennial exhibition which will open in November 2005. Not only art works will be gradually realized for the exhibition, but new architectural and urban projects will also be constructed to become a permanent and ongoing environment for long term cultural and artistic activities in the region.

Schedules for D-Lab:

D-Lab 1: 28 – 30 Nov 2004 @Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong

D-Lab 2: 23 – 24 Dec 2004; 4 – 6 Mar 2005; 31 May 2005 @Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong

D-Lab 3: 8 – 10 Jul 2005 @Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong

D-Lab 4: 8 – 9 Sep 2005 @The China Millennium Monument, Beijing

D-Lab (HK): 21 Nov 2005 @Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Other participating artists included: Doug Aitken (L.A.), Rem Koolhaas/OMA (Rotterdam), MULTIPLICITY presented by Stefano Boeri (Milan) [t.b.c], Justin Bennett (De Hague), Thomas Bayrle (Frankfurt),Berlaage Institute (Rotterdam), Didier Faustino (Paris), Fischli & Weiss (Zurich), Armin Linke (Milan), Map Office (Laurent Gutierrez, Valerie Portefaix) (Hong Kong), MXDF (Mexico), Isaac Julien (London), Jennifer Allora/Guilermo Calzadilla (Porto Rico), Jimmie Durham (Berlin), Dan Graham (New York), Gabriel Orozco (Mexico City/New York/Paris), Philippe Parreno (Paris)

Guangdong Museum of Art

38 Yanyu Road, Er-sha dao, Guangzhou, China

Tel: 86 (20) 87351261

Email: gztriennial@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.GDMoA.org

Venue:

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou

Curator/s:

Hanru HOU (靘舐), Hans Ulrich OBRIST, Xiaoyan GUO (膝)

Asian Artist/s:

Weiwei AI (), (Group) Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (虜撱箇), Fei CAO ( b.1978), Paul CHAN, Xiaoyun CHEN ( b.1971), Shaoxiong CHEN ( b.1962), Zhen CHEN (蝞b.1955), Yun CHU (), COMPLETE ART EXPERIENCE PROJECT (撠), David DIAO (噸雓), Juan DU (), (Group) Flying City, Jie FU (), Xiaopeng HUANG (暺筋b.1960), Jianghong JI (), Jun JIANG (憪), Zhi JIANG (敹b.1971), Xuan KAN ( b.1972), Jeonga KOO (窱科), Surasi KUSOLWONG, Warren Chiwo LEUNG (璇), Juhui LIANG (璇b.1959), Yue LIANG (璇b.1979), Michael Minghong LIN ( b.1964), Yilin LIN ( b.1964), Heng LIU (), Chunsheng LU ( b.1968), (Group) MADA s.p.a.m. (擐祇), Haifeng NI (芣絲撜), Tsuyoshi OZAWA (撠黎), (group) RASQ MEDIA COLLECTIVE, Yuan SHEN (瘝b.1959), Yong SHI ( b.1963), Xiaofeng SUN (摮急), Rirkrit TIRAVANIJA, Yushi UEHARA, (Group) URBANUS (撣祕頦), Jianwei WANG (瘙芸遣b.1958), Hoycheong WONG, Shanzhuan WU (撅勗b.1960), Zhen XU (敺), Tan XU (敺b.1957), Lei YAN (憿b.1965), Jiecang YANG (璆庚), Yong YANG (璆b.1975), Zhenzhong YANG (璆敹b.1968), Guangming YUAN (鋡誨), Yonghe ZHANG (撘菜偶b.1956), Guogu ZHENG (健b.1970), Hao ZHOU (瘚), Jia ZHU ( b.1963)