2019大湾区艺术行 | 活动报名开启
• 报名与缴费截止日期为2019.3.13 (周三）;
Greater Bay Art Trip 2019, an art-week activity of Art Basel Hong Kong sponsored jointly by 8 art institutions in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, namely OCAT Shenzhen, OCT Art & Design Gallery,Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation, Design Society, Times Museum, Video Bureau and Mirrored Garden, aims at creating an extended platform for art practitioners and lovers from both China and overseas and at promoting the communication and development of contemporary visual culture in the Greater Bay Area through a systematic on-site survey of the landscape and ecosystem of the area.
Initiated in 2017 and known as the “Guangzhou-Shenzhen Art Trip” at the time, the activity has been renamed the “Greater Bay Art Trip” to conform to the blueprint of the Greater Bay Area composed of Guangdong province, Hong Kong and Macao. So far, two editions of it have been launched successively. Every March, there is an open recruitment of art practitioners and lovers from China and overseas through Art Basel Hong Kong, with an itinerary covering 8 non-profit art institutions in Guangzhou and Shenzhen and participating galleries of Art Basel Hong Kong.
OCAT Shenzhen will present the solo exhibition System: Sui Jianguo 2008–2018 from January 19 to April 8, 2019, marking the most thorough period retrospective on the artist since 2008. This exhibition will strive to catalogue the various shifts in the artist’s sculpture creations and conceptual system over the previous decade. Curated by independent curator Cui Cancan, the exhibition will include nearly one hundred works in sculpture, 3D printing, documentary materials, sketches, videos and documentary films.
One of the most influential sculptors on the international stage, Sui Jianguo parted ways with the traditions of modernist sculpture and conceptual art in 2008 with his Blind Portraits series.
OCT Art & Design Gallery
OCT Art & Design Gallery will stage “01 Simulations: Miao Xiaochun 2006-2018”, the solo exhibition of Miao, from January 19 to April 8, 2019, to showcase the works created by the artist in the past 12 years. As Miao’s first solo to retrospectively look at the achievements across a specific development phase, this exhibition aims at demonstrating the artist’s exploration of himself, the possibilities of conversion and the system building at a stage of maturity. Curated by Li Zhenhua, an independent curator, ten groups of Miao’s works, including photos, animations, paintings and sculptures, will be presented to the audience.
“01 Simulations”, a solo exhibition of Miao Xiaochun, is another exploration of OCT Art & Design Gallery on the theme of “The Future”. “Simulations” is an introspective exhibition, which is about the relations among all media generated from Miao’s art and demonstrates how they interact with each other. You will find in this exhibition that the production of knowledge and art, the exploration of space and history, and the aesthetic means and public experience coexist interdependently.
Hive Center for Contemporary Art
This is the 4th solo exhibition of Xia Yu held in Hive. His experience as a nearly 40-year-old artist has made for the tranquility in his tempera technique, which seems able to gloss over the time when every work of his was made so that the audience can fall easily for the peace and naturalness of his personal memories reconstructed in the work. In fact, Xia Yu’s never ceased exploring both the artistic techniques and form, exemplified by as early as his “New Youth”, “Narrative”, “Orchard” and his upcoming solo “Subjunctive Mood”. In an increasingly clear direction, his journey of art has finally transformed into explicit expression of feelings.
In his latest pieces, Xia Yu adopts “parody”, a rhetorical technique that subverts logocentrism in the post-modern context, and works into certain scenes the symbols of modern lifestyles such as bodybuilding, work and genders, which refer to the various paradoxes and absurdities Xia Yu has experienced as an artist in this very age. But this absurd revelation has little to do with the expansion of the virtual dimension, and, as the focus of Xia Yu’s survey and concern, the polysemy of human subjects’ behavior in the existing order implies a kind of reflection on the rationality of the order. In his adoption of form for certain themes, Xia Yu, an advanced mobile game player, gives us such a vision: different from the mottled natural light carried by warm memories, the electronic sense of the composition and the overall metal texture of his latest works also suggest that his thematic creations happen to accord with his experiments on mediums in multiple ways.
Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation
Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation Design Society will jointly present 2019 annual exhibition The Evolution of Communication. The exhibition focus on the transformation and development of language while technology, humans and society evolve and grown. Various carefully selected and commissioned works from national and international artists will explore the underlying meaning beyond the literal meaning in modern context. The exhibition includes a list of sculpture, video, installation and 2-dimensional work. It’s a mixed media exhibition, which give diverse sensation to the viewer.
The works selected for this exhibition is similar to that of a puzzle game, or a network of connecting points, or fragments of a story. There’s a set of hidden clues to be decoded, encouraging viewers to make their own associations and invent their own narratives in order to unravel the complexities of communication staged by the artist.
‘Values of Design’ will consider how values drive design and how design is valued, as well as highlighting the key role that design plays in society. ‘Values of Design’ has been curated and designed specifically for the V&A Gallery, Shekou at Design Society. It will feature exhibits drawn from the V&A’s major collections of fashion, photography, furniture, product and graphic design, theatre and performance. It will showcase objects that represent key turning points in the history of design against the backdrop of Shenzhen, a city in which design and manufacturing are developing at a rapid rate.
Through a research-based display of selected works created in the past ten years and new work of Zhou Tao (b.1976), a speculative survey of the artist’s oeuvre will be accessible by the public in the coming March at Guangdong Times Museum. Zhou Tao is a unique voice from South China. His work South Stone (2010 - 2011) is an intervention through moving-image and impromptu scenarios in the subtle but peculiar everyday life of Nanshitou Village in Guangzhou, thus developing a moving-image language the artist describes as “New Topology”. His works blur the boundary between cinema and visual art. Recent work The Worldly Cave (2017) carries on the moving-image language that transforms the rational order of space into bodily and affective experiences, and raises questions to the narratives of cinema as a time-based medium. The solo exhibition at Times Museum will be a comprehensive presentation of Zhou Tao’s films, installations, photographs and drawings, accompanied with the premiere of a new series of works commissioned and funded by Times Museum.
In January 2019, Video Bureau's newly organized and collected archives are those by artist Wong Ping (20 works, from 2010 to 2018) and artist Shen Xin (12 works, from 2012 to 2018).
From this winter on, we began our conversations around Koki Tanaka’s Precarious Tasks, and we’ve been trying to understand the following questions since the very beginning: what do these Precarious Tasks that have been continually unfolding since 2012 along with the disasters experienced by the mankind mean to our daily experiences? While these Precarious Tasks are being carried out at various places like Tokyo, Yokohama, Rotterdam, London, Eindhoven, Berlin and Hong Kong, what’s the relationship between these happenings and those who are not present when they took place?
This winter, from Jan 24th, we invite you to experience, read and enter the space of the Precarious Tasks, linger around the moments that are inhabited by people, moments that are open toward uncertainties while staying warm and connected.
March 24 (Sun.)
8:45 Guests in Hong Kong meet and depart from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station
10:00 Arrive at Shenzhen North by high-speed train
10:30-11:30 Visit OCAT Shenzhen
11:30-12:30 Visit Hive Center for Contemporary Art
12:30-14:00 Lunch at OCT Art
14:00-15:00 Visit OCT Art & Design Gallery
15:30 Check in at Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai
16:00-17:00 Visit FY Foundation’s exhibition in Design Society
17:00-18:00 Visit Design Society
18:30-20:30 Dinner at traditional Cantonese restaurant
March 25 (Mon.)
8:30 All guests meet at hotel lobby and depart to Guangzhou
10:30-11:30 Visit Times Museum
13:30-14:30 Visit Video Bureau
15:00-16:00 Visit Mirrored Gardens
16:00-18:00 Depart to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station from Guangzhou South Railway Station
• Please download the application form from www.cantonarttrip.org, fill it in and upload it back;
• We’ll take care of the transportation and accommodation along the way and offer professional tour-guiding service;
• Two application fee options are available:
¥2190/$330/€290 (for those who want a single hotel room),
¥1685/$253/€222 (for those who want a twin hotel room);
• The payment can be made via overseas remittance or WeChat Pay;
• The deadline for registration and payments is March 13 (Wed.);