Artists Roles/Artists Rules II – China/Sweden Art Exchange Project (Station Kunming)
Initiators: Madeleine Aleman, Luo Fei
Curator: Luo Fei
Executive Curator: Wang Bei
Chinese Artists: Lei Yan, Luo Fei, Zi Bai, Xue Tao
Swedish Artists: Rikard Fåhraeus, Madeleine Aleman, Jannike Brantås, Ylva Landoff Lindberg
Opening: 20:00, Sep 9th, 2017
Performances on the opening by: Jannike Brantås and Madeleine Aleman
Exhibition Duration: 11:00-21:00, Sep 9th to Oct 8th, 2017, Sundays Closed
Host by: TCG Nordica
In cooperate with Studio 44 (Stockholm), City College of Kunming University of Science and Technology
Artists: Luo Fei, Madeleine Aleman, Rikard Fåhraeus, Jannike Brantås
Time: 7pm, Sep 7th, 2017
Location: Lecture Hall, City College of Kunming University of Science and Technology
About Artists Roles/Artists Rules
Artists Roles / Artists Rules is an exhibition on the artist’s mission, responsibility, duty and position in society- sometimes enforced, sometimes self-imposed. Each artist has worked individually from a personal standpoint on an individual basis as well as with the vision of how things ideally could be.
The origins of the project is the desire to explore and discuss the differences as well as the similarities in working conditions for artists in China and Sweden.
We have a desire to, through this exchange, as artists achieve greater awareness of each others lives and our respective communities.
The only common language for the participants in this project have been the imagery. The language barrier made written communication sparse and poor. Initially, we have communicated through short videos on a chat forum, a channel open and possible in a Chinese – Swedish communication. It has given us the opportunity to learn from each others. These videos have then been merged into a joint work on show in the gallery.
The exhibition features the collaborative video as well as individual video works, installations, collages, photographic works, drawings and documentation of performances.
The project part one has been hold at Studio 44 in Stockholm last Aug and Sep, now ready to present the project part two at TCG Nordica, the 9th of Sep, 8pm, welcome!