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自治区 Zizhiqu – Autonomous Regions at Times Museum, Guangzhou


Guy Ben-Ner, Berkeley’s Island, 1999. Video still. Courtesy the artist and Times Museum. ©Guy Ben-Ner

自治区 Zizhiqu – Autonomous Regions
19 January – 17 March 2013
at Times Museum, Guangzhou

Artists: Guy Ben-Ner, Cao Fei, Claire Fontaine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ho Tzu Nyen, Kimsooja, Lin Yilin, Cinthia Marcelle and Tiago Mata Machato, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Rigo 23, Sriwhana Spong, Nasan Tur, Richard T. Walker, Xijing Men, Yang Jiechang, Zheng Guogu/Yangjiang Group

Curated by Hou Hanru

In the current context of geopolitics, Zizhiqu or Autonomous Regions refers to at least two possible notions of geopolitical institutions, the first being a relatively autonomous, self-governing zone within a nation-state institution, and the second being a reference to utopian and more conceptual and temporary projects of social life.
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Focus: East Asia – China (Beijing/Shanghai/Guangzhou) [Updated!]

Shao Yinong and Mu Chen “Spring and Autumn – 1990 100 Chinese Note (Four leaders)” (2004-2010) Silk, silk thread. Courtesy of the artists and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong. Photo: Singapore Art Museum

Chinese contemporary art is rising in quality and quantity, becoming a protagonist on the international artistic stage, according to Italian art critic Achille Bonito Oliva. China made a remarkable transformation during the past three decades, with changes expressed most strongly and dramatically in visual arts.
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