Scenario by Jun Yang in collaboration with Christian Teckert, Oliver Klimpel, Barbara Steiner and Koki Tanaka
posted by: Jun Yang
"An Exhibition in Beijing" by Jun Yang in collaboration with Christian Teckert, Oliver Klimpel, Barbara Steiner and Koki Tanaka is the third scenario curated by Jun Yang within the framework of the Scenarios about Europe project.
In the first scenario, Jun Yang turned his attention to a meeting in Macau of cultural figures from China, Taiwan and Europe. This gathering is to take place in the summer of 2012 and will form the basis of a special edition published by Art World Shanghai on the theme of Europe.
In the second scenario, the artist focused on a project carried out in collaboration with a Chinese art magazine. Yang introduced a series of magazines, some of which were Taiwanese, and incorporated these in a general report on the relationship between Europe and China.
In the third part, Yang plans to organise an exhibition at Vitamin Creative Space in Beijing, which is to take place in March 2013. There, Vitamin Creative Space has created a space called "the Pavilion” on the 25th floor of a skyscraper in Chaoyang Di near the Third Ring.
The contribution for the third scenario was developed in collaboration with Barbara Steiner, the curator of the Scenarios about Europe project, Oliver Klimpel, who is responsible for the visual identity of the project, and the architect Christian Teckert. A mirror imageof the future exhibition room is created in the building of the museum. With the help of deliberate quotes (windows, stairs, on two levels) reflecting the most important elements of the room used by Vitamin Creative Space, an imaginary room is created, visible only from a certain perspective.
In addition to the spatial elements and mirrored in the same way, a piece by Koki Tanaka – a Japanese artist who is represented by the Vitamin Creative Space gallery – is exhibited. The concept of the exhibition in Beijing is to be developed in collaboration between the curators involved in Scenarios about Europe and Vitamin Creative Space.
For the posters, Oliver Klimpel has selected a font for Chinese characters that also contains Latin characters. However, these are intended more as tools to enable the insertion of non-Chinese numbers or names. The spacing between the Latin characters, which is broader than in other scripts, also reflects the spaces between the Chinese symbols.
posted by Jun Yang