Kunming Markets Opening Night
This week local and international artists are working in Kunming’s traditional vegetable markets. The artists’ projects explore meaning and exchange of value and involve the market sellers and buyers in the creation of the work. (Click here to read about the projects.) Following the projects, we will hold an event open to the public at TCG Nordica. At the event artists will install and perform their interactive work in the gallery. There will also be a presentation of the projects and an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the art with the curators and artists.
about the project: http://en.tcgnordica.com/gallery/kunming-markets/
the summary of artists projects: http://en.tcgnordica.com/gallery/kunming-markets/summary-of-artists-projects/
Date: 2012/8/7 (Tue) 8pm
Place: TCG Nordica (Xiba Road NO.101/LOFT)
“Kunming Markets” is a week-long event that consists of multiple art projects located in traditional markets throughout Kunming, a city of seven million in Southwest China. Each project is created by a different Chinese artist or team of artists who use visual, performance, or other media to interact with their audience in public spaces. (Click here to read about the artists’ projects.) For “Kunming Markets” the artists will present their work in a setting that has served as a center for the exchange of goods for countless generations in China, and which has been preserved particularly well in Kunming, though its presence is diminishing due the advance of modern commerce. The artists will engage the traditions and conventions of this unique setting by installing art on tables, on the ground, in booths, or in any other manner of presentation common to market vendors. Each project may last a few hours to several days.
“Kunming Markets” is sponsored by TCG Nordica, an international gallery and cultural center based in Kunming, and is jointly organized by Chinese and international curators. The curators will provide the participating artists with guidelines and resources to ensure the conceptual coherence of the event. The artists will not sell their work. They will also be encouraged to involve the audience and the site in the creation of their work and to discuss the ideas and intention behind the art with curious viewers. The two week event will stimulate dialogue around the role of art, the public, the market, and traditions through the art projects, as well as discussion forums and online media that will be accessible to the entire community. Read more…
photos from the presentation night