Public Art Project 「……I……」
About the Project
「……I……」is a socially-engaged art project, and has been presented in Beijing (Chinese version, Whitebox Art Center, 2011), Santiago (Spanish version, Chilean National Art Museum, 2011) and Cologne (German version, Neues Kunstforum, 2012). The English version of this project will be conducted in June 2018 at Residency Unlimited (RU) in New York.
「……I……」features the conflicts and confusions emerging on the backdrop of various political and cultural contexts. Together with the artist, through simple and poetic body movement and vocal performance, participants will interact with both the audience and the surroundings in order to demonstrate an unduplicated experience.
After the performance,「……I……」will be preserved and exhibited in various formats (i.e. photography, video, audio recording and text), whilst further explore concepts comprising individuals-society, history-future, politics-identity, etc. All participants will be directly collaborating with the artist and curators, and are welcomed to join follow-up events and conversations related to this project.
Residency Unlimited (RU), 360 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York
Date of the Performance
Tuesday, June 12th, 6pm
About the Artist
Lin Jingjing’s practice includes performance, installation, painting, video and mixed media. Her works center around the concept of self-identity cognition and presentation, from which she explores multiple paradoxes such as perplexity versus exploration, existence versus deficiency, constraint versus resist. Through engaging with the audience, Lin aims to provoke reflections on some quotidian yet profound concepts — How to define “oneself” and “the others”? How do politics, economy, culture and history influence us？
Lin Jingjing is now participating as an artist resident at Residency Unlimited in New York City.
About the Project Curator
Ara Qiu is a curator based in Shanghai, China. She holds a master's degree in Art and Public Policy from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. From 2015 to 2017, Qiu worked as a curator at the Long Museum, a leading private museum in China. She served as the Project Manager of James Turrell: Immersive Light (Jan 22-May 30, 2017), which is the artist’s most comprehensive retrospective in Asia to date. Qiu is currently a curator of TANK SHANGHAI, which is a multi-functional cultural center (expected to open in November 2018).
Ara Qiu is now participating as a curatorial resident at Residency Unlimited in New York City.