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.