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The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay

2019-June-18       Source: Newsgd.com

The exhibition title comes from a saying popularized in Hong Kong and Chinese mainland civil society since the mid-1980s. The phrase suggests the speaker’s expectations for a better future and the collective imagination of effective social systems.

Exhibition Info

Vernissage: 15:00 - 18:00, June 22nd, 2019

Duration: June 22nd - August 18th, 2019

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm (closed on Mondays except for holidays)

Curator:Leo Li Chen

Participating artists and groups:

Chen Wei, Chen Zhou, Musquiqui Chihying and Chen Liang-Hsuan, Isaac Chong Wai, Jasper Fung, Gao Lei, Guo Hongwei, Hao Jingban, South Ho Siu Nam, Ko Sin Tung, Kwan Sheung Chi, Li Ran, Li Xiaobin, Liu Chuang, Jen Liu, Xiaoshi Vivian Vivian Qin, Tang Chao, Wang Bo, Wang Yin, Xin Yunpeng, Yao Qingmei, Samson Young, Yu Cheng-Ta

An Advertisement About the Future, 2019, installation by Chen Wei

Venue: Guangdong Times Museum

Add.: Times Rose Garden III, Huangbianbei Road, Baiyun Avenue, Guangzhou

Nearby metro station: Huangbian, Line 2

Admission: Adult ¥30, Discounted ¥15. Free to Museum members and the staff and property owners of Times China.

Organizer: Guangdong Times Museum

Muted Situation #2: Muted Lion Dance, 2014, single channel video by Samson Young

Programming Schedule

June 22nd - Performance: Aware of Vacuity, Isaac Chong Wai

July 6th - Screening: Life Imitation, Chen Zhou

July 20th - Screening: Life Imitation, Chen Zhou

July 20th - Panel Discussion with Curator Leo Li Chen and Artists Chen Zhou, Musquiqui Chihying and Chen Liang-Hsuan

July 21st - Lecture Performance: Gesture, Musquiqui Chihying and Chen Liang-Hsuan

August 10th - Performance: The Red Detachment of Women, Jen Liu

August 17th - Live Electronic Improvisation: Transient Spikes, Jasper Fung

*Programming schedule and details are subject to change.

Bouyei Dance 1, 2013, oil on canvas, 100 × 210 cm by Wang Yin

How might we live between constant planning and frustration, against the currents of the unknown and volatile times? How can we move forward amidst profuse confusion and predicament? These are the core questions that The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay seeks to explore.

The exhibition title comes from a saying popularized in Hong Kong and Chinese mainland civil society since the mid-1980s. The phrase suggests the speaker’s expectations for a better future and the collective imagination of effective social systems.

Showcasing the work of twenty-four artists and groups, this exhibition considers the body and performativity as a method of responding to the absence and presence of the subject.

adj. Dance, 2010, 3-channel video installation, 05′ 11″/12′ 08″/12′ 38″by Yu Cheng-Ta

About the Curator

Leo Li Chen is a Beijing-based curator and researcher, and Director of Research at Magician Space, Beijing. His main research interests include spatial and aesthetic politics, geopolitics, performance, and moving images.

Editor: Monica Liu

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