12/11/2014

地儿

I: project space´s second exhibition 地儿

Artists:

Utopia Group, Deng Dafei & He Hai | Invisible Elephant, Qiu Jia, Song Song, Fan Mengyue, Wang Zicong | Song Xi & Yang Xinjia

With its second exhibition dì 地儿 I: project space is reaching outside the physical limitations of the exhibition space. Invited are three artist groups that work intensely with space and its surroundings. Through various interventions, they will repeatedly warp and reshape the exhibition space and invite the spectators to actively and playfully consider the expectations they have towards an art venue.
 
The space is rethought as a platform, a reference point or even just a possibility.
All the artists invited for this exhibition work in artists collectives to enhance their outreach and to form micro-institutions or artistic infrastructures of their own.
 
The group “Invisible Elephant” is working directly with the physical space of I: project space. With their intervention they switch the outside and the inside of the art institution. Through a Camera Obscura they project the courtyard and the spectator watching the work on the gallery wall. The intervention literally highlights the unique placement of I: project space by doing so.
 
As a form of satellite project “Apartment of Dreams” by Song Xi & Yang Xinjia completely leaves the limits of the singular space behind and is taking place at a Migrant worker neighborhood. The two artists invite other artists to take part in a very special Artist-in-Residence program where they live and work in a surrounding of Migrant workers for one week. During that time they will be equipped with 60 RMB every day. This is the equivalent of the minimum wage of a worker. The artist will use the time, to interact with their new neighbors, work on new art works and also document their time on a public Wechat-Account. The idea and experiences behind “Apartment of Dreams” will be discussed with an artist talk at I: project space.
 
For “Palast of memories with James Legge” Utopia Group will work together with the neighbors of I: project space and other artist for a recording project. Building a fictional history in a mash up together.
 
"dì 地儿" will play host to performances and artist talks during the time of the exhibition. Follow us on wechat or facebook to get informed about any event happening during the exhibition.


The exhibition will be curated by Antonie Angerer and Anna-Viktoria Eschbach.

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