Monday, August 26, 2013

UCCA - THE MULTITUDE ART PRIZE- 2013


http://ucca.org.cn/en/exhibition/the-multitude-prize/

for performance video:: http://www.artspy.cn/html/video/1/1206.

Multitude Foundation and Wuhan Art Terminus (WH.A.T.) present the Multitude Art Prize in collaboration with the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA). Grounded in the concept of the “multitude,” in which the extraordinary (re)emerges from a social group undergoing a geopolitical change, the Multitude Art Prize examines the role of art and its relevance in different regions of Asia. The Multitude Foundation is a Hong Kong registered charitable trust founded to promote Asian contemporary art through international dialogue, and the Wuhan Art Terminus (WH.A.T.) is a contemporary art centre currently being developed in Wuhan that takes inspiration from the idea of the “terminus,” a place that both sends out and receives people and their ideas. UCCA is proud to host the inaugural Multitude Art Prize exhibition from April 28 – June 16, 2013 (opening April 27), as well as a special conference on April 28 placing the situation of contemporary Asian art within a global context. The exhibition, which will be held annually in a different Asian city, will feature five winning artists or artist groups representing the most creative, critical minds in a rising Asian contemporary art scene. In the accompanying programs, invited speakers, including leading Asian curators and scholars as well as Western museum directors involved in the institutional collaborative “L’Internationale,” will provide an eclectic, academic analysis of the present and future of contemporary art in Asia.
PRIZEWINNERS
  • 1.    Yao Jui-chung, Taiwan
    2.    Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Philippines
    3.    MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho, Korea
    4.    Raqs Media Collective, India
    5.    Ha Za Vu Zu, Turkey

    Yao Jui-chung was born in Taipei in 1969, and graduated from the National Institute of the Arts (Taipei National University of the Arts) with a degree in Art Theory. Yao is one of the region’s most prolific contemporary artists, and a fervent supporter of Taiwanese art both at home and abroad. His oeuvre encompasses installation, photography, performance, video, works on paper and sculpture, as well as several books; consistent in his varied work is an examination of the absurdity of the human condition. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including representing Taiwan in “Facing Faces-Taiwan” at the 1997 Venice Biennale. He has curated exhibitions including “The Realm of Illusion – The New Wave of Taiwan Photography” (2002) and “King-Kong Never Dies – The Contemporary Performance & Video Art in Taiwan” (2003). His works are in the Taipei Fine Arts Museum; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; Bibliothèque National de France, Paris, and many private collections. Yao has also published several books, and teaches in the Department of Fine Arts at the National Taiwan Normal University.

    Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan work together as a couple, both as parents and artists. Alfredo was born in the Philippines in 1962, graduated from the Philippine Women’s University in 1986, earned his MA from the Polytechnic University of Norwich, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Isabel was born in the Philippines in 1965, and graduated with a BA in Communication Arts from Assumption College in Makati City, Philippines. Alfredo and Isabel pursue individual creative projects, but also collaborate artistically on issues relating to family and community, specifically their everyday life with a family of five children. The duty of raising these children and ensuring their well-being has come to inflect their work with collective habits – or habits of collection – as well as with a deep engagement with the question of belonging. In the Philippines, where filial ties are extensive, the Aquilizan brood cannot be solitary; it is part of a community of kin that weaves in and out of the household. Through the years, the home as an abode gathers testimonies of passage: of clothes and toys outgrown, furniture stacked in storage, and other possessions strewn along paths.
    For the past ten years, the Aquilizans have continuously collected fragments for their protracted “Project Belonging” (1997-2007).The artists have been invited to participate in a number of international biennales and survey exhibitions including “Touched” Exhibition, TATE Liverpool, UK; Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (1999/2009); Biennale Cuvee, Selection of World Art Ok Contemporary Art Center (2009); Dojima Biennale, The World Through Art (2009); Singapore Biennale (2008); Adelaide Biennale (2008); Biennale of Sydney (2006); EchigoTsumari (2006); Gwangju Biennale (2004); La Biennale de Venecia (2003); and the Pusan Biennale (2002). Both artists live and work between Brisbane and Manila with their five children.

    MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho
    MOON Kyungwon received her Ph.D in Visual Communication at Yonsei University, Korea, MFA on Art from California Institute of the Arts, USA, and MFA / BFA from EwhaWomans University, Korea. Some of MOON’s selected solo exhibitions include “GREENHOUSE” at Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (2010), and works from a residency at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka (2004). She has also participated in several group exhibitions including Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2012); dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012), Korea Artist Prize, Gwachun (2012); “A Silent Voice” at Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo (2010); “A Different Similarity” at Bochum Museum, Bochum (2010); santral Istanbul, Istanbul (2009); Now Jump at Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin (2008); and Nanjing Triennale at RCM Museum of Modern Art, Nanjing (2008). MOON worked with Tadao Ando for a public art project at Genius Loci in Seopjikoji, Jeju Island, Korea (2007), as well as Media Canvas at Seoul Square, Seoul (2010). MOON is a recipient of the 2012 Grand Prize of Gwangju Biennale, and 2012 Korea Artist Prize, co-organized by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, and the SBS Foundation. MOON’s works are collected in the Fukuoka Asia Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan; Monte Video, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, amongst other places.
    JEON Joonho received his MA from the Chelsea College of Art and Design and BFA from Dongeui University. JEON has had several solo exhibitions at SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo (2009); GalerieThaddaeusRopac, Paris (2008); Arario Gallery, Cheonan (2008); and at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York (2007). JEON has also participated in several group exhibitions including dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012); Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama (2011); “Your Bright Future” at LACMA, LA (2009); The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas (2008); “All About Laughter” at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2007); and “Metamorphosis” at L’EspaceCulturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2008). JEON is a recipient of the Grand Prix of the 27th Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana, 2007, and also a prize at the Gwangju Biennial, 2004. His works are included in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea.

    Raqs Media Collective was formed in 1992 by independent media practitioners Monica Narula (1969), JeebeshBagchi (1965), and ShuddhabrataSengupta (1968). Based in Delhi, India, Raqs Media Collective have been variously described as artists, curators, editors and catalysts of cultural processes. Their work, which has been exhibited widely in major international spaces and events, locates them along the intersections of contemporary art, historical enquiry, philosophical speculation, research and theory – often taking the form of installations, online and offline media objects, performances and encounters. Raqs is based at Sarai at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in Delhi, an initiative they cofounded in 2000 aiming at developing a public and creative model of research-practice. Though Raqs has a background in documentary film, since being invited to participate in the Documenta 11 art show in Kassel, Germany in 2002, the group has been working more in the contemporary art field. In addition to Documenta and the Venice Biennale, the group’s work has been shown at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Liverpool Biennial, and the Guangzhou Triennial. Raqs was awarded the Unesco-DigiArts Award at ISEA 2004, and in 2006 was invited to co-curate the show “On Difference” in the Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany.
    Raqs is a word in Persian, Arabic and Urdu and means the state that “whirling dervishes” enter into when they whirl. Raqs signifies and embodies the practice of a kinetic contemplation of the world. It is also a word used for dance.

    Ha Za Vu Zu is an artist collective established in Istanbul in 2005. Working in performance, installation, video, sound, and anything else that captures their interest, Ha Za Vu Zu’s creative process is rooted in the social; from works that involve constructing social situations with other groups or individuals, to the conscious lack of hierarchy within their own group in whichtheir members constantly negotiate power relationships by switching roles between the creator, director, and performer.Recent projects include “Underconstruction”, Apartment Project Berlin, Germany, 2012; “What a Loop”, Non Stage, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011; “Between Stamp and Mars no: 3”, SALT, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011; 10e Biennale de Lyon, 2009; “BREADWAY”, Urban stories: The X Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, 2009; “Our Teeth Will Be Snow White”, 10th International Istanbul Biennial, 2007; and “We Are Getting Vocalized”, Galerist, Istanbul, 2007. HaZa VuZu invites audience participation in their work, exploring new social roles and possibilities through this interaction.
  • ABOUT THE CURATOR
    Colin Chinnery is an artist and curator based in Beijing. He is currently Artistic Director of the Wuhan Art Terminus (WH.A.T.), a contemporary art institution under development in Wuhan, China; and Director of the Multitude Art Prize, a pan-Asian art award and international conference. He was Director in 2009 and 2010 of ShContemporary Art Fair in Shanghai,and before that, Chinnery was Chief Curator / Deputy Director at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, where he was instrumental in setting up China’s first major contemporary art institution. Between 2003 and 2006, as Arts Manager for the British Council in Beijing, he initiated major projects in experimental theatre, live art, sound art, and visual arts, bringing a wider public into contact with experimental practice.
  • RELATED PROGRAMS
    2013 Multitude Art Prize Discourse Series
    Shifting Targets: Approaches to Art and Multitude in Asia
    2013.04.28  10:00-18:30  UCCA Auditorium
    The Multitude Art Prize Discourse Series is an annual program of discussions that travel with the exhibition program across Asia, opening up thematically with each edition. As a starting point for a long-term conversation, this year’s inaugural conference explores questions fundamental to the project’s inception.

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