Collaborations , International

Chengdu, China: A4 x KADIST Video Art Screening Series+

The A4 x KADIST Video Library Project aims to facilitate access to video works by international contemporary artists for research, education, and enjoyment. The partnership includes a permanent video art viewing space and annual video screening series.

Video Art Screening Series
The annual series of curated screenings and public discussions will create new ways to participate in the discourse of new media art, rethink the meaning of space, materiality, and organization, and close the gap between the audience and new media art. International artists, curators, and scholars will be invited to reflect on the theme of the screening and engage in dialogue with local artists and scholars.

When We Dream of Electric Sheep: Posthumanities in the New Media Era, inaugural screening and opening ceremony, August 30, 2020, 2:30pm

The first screening reflects on the theme of posthumanism, exploring how new media art reshapes post-human consciousness and its subjective narrative expression form. The screening includes a selection of 6 works from the Kadist Video Library that explore the nuances of human ideology.

Li Xiaofei, Argentum (2016)
Mary Helena Clark, Delphi Falls (2017)
Jackie Karuti, The Planets, Chapter 32 (2017)
Charles Lim, SEASTATE 6: Phase 1 (2014)
Pedro Neves Marques, The Pudic Relation between Machine and Plant (2014)
Luiz Roque, Zero (2019)

Here and Now: Socially engaged art in video, screening and conversation between artist Li Binyuan and KADIST’s director of China programs, Shen Ruijun, October 10, 2020, 2:30pm

The second program in the series is in dialogue with the contemporary art exhibition, do it as part of the 6th iSTART Children’s Art Festival which explores interaction and the practice of socially engaged art. The screening will follow with a conversation between artist Li Binyuan and KADIST’s director of China programs, Shen Ruijun. 

Centered on the notions of action and co-creation, do it encourages communities to collaborate on creating art projects, and to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, in order to connect families, schools, and communities and to create a sustainable cultural fabric. Here and Now explores these ideas through different modes of socially engaged art. In the video works, art is observed as a social process of communication, that gives meaning to action, and to understand the importance of action in art.

Sora Kim, Turtle Walk (2010)
Jeamin Cha, Fog & Smoke (2013)
Li Binyuan, Freedom Farming (2014)
Polina Kanis, Workout (2011)
Xijing Men, Welcome to Xijing – Xijing Olympics, 2008

When The World Does Not Exist Yet: children’s social development in video art, November 28, 2020, 2:30pm

The third screening is in dialogue with the contemporary art exhibition, do it and the children’s art exhibition Kick Start as part of the 6th iSTART Children’s Art Festival. Exploring the relationship between family, school, society, and children, the works observe the growth environment of children in different social forms and rethink children’s education and the future of society.

Binelde Hyrcan, Cambeck (2011)
Fang Lu, No world (2014)
Guy Ben-Ner, Wild Boy (2004)
Javier Castro, La Edad de Oro (2012)
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Illusion of Matter (2015)
Thao Nguyên Phan, Tropical Siesta (2017)

Break and Enter: Video Art and the Public, December 27, 2020, 2.30 pm

The fourth screening explores the relationship between individual experience memory and social phenomena, trends, and historical events. The video works in the program reveal how the use of visual language expresses the difference between the past, present, and future.

Arin Rungjang, 24624759624891410 2516…And then there were none (2017)
Donna Conlon and Jonathan Harker, Tapitapultas (2012)
Gao Mingyan, City Golf (2008)
Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Man and Gravity (2008)
Emilija Škarnulyte, Aldona (2013)
Ibro Hasanovic, Note on Multitude (2015)

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