Scenario by Jun Yang
posted by: Jun Yang
"A weekend gathering" is the first scenario curated by Jun Yang within the framework of the Scenarios about Europe project.
一个周末聚会 / 一個週末聚會 /
Yīgè Zhōumò Jùhuì /
Eine Zusammenkunft am Wochenende /
A weekend gathering
In the summer of 2012, a group of Chinese, Taiwanese and European curators,
gallery owners and the directors of museums and other art institutions will meet
in Macau. During the course of the gathering, activities will alternate between
eating and drinking together in an informal setting and a structured conference
programme, relaxed get-togethers and formalised procedures. The main focus
will be on questions such as the possibilities of art and art initiatives within
current political and economic contexts and old and new links between Europe
and Asia, particularly against the background of current global developments.
All of the discussions will be recorded and will form the basis of a special
“Europe” issue of Art World Shanghai, to be published in February 2013.
Macau (Àomén), a former Portuguese colony, links Europe with China and global developments. Since 1999, Macau has been a special region of the People’s Republic of China. Somewhere between socialism and capitalism – Macau is for example the only area in China where gambling is officially allowed – the town also features a number of areas in which architecture with a European influence overlaps with Chinese or global investment architecture, the past with the present.
Jun Yang’s scenario is a sketch for a future gathering. His installation is an
introduction to the context of the meeting, providing information on the location
and the guests. He has invited two of the participants, Hu Fang, Vitamin Creative
Space, Guangzhou / Beijing, and Meiya Cheng, Taipei Contemporary Art Centre,
Taipei, to Leipzig to deliver a lecture.
Jun Yang has repeatedly turned his attention towards the visualisation of
various discursive forms, such as his contribution for the Taipei Biennale in 2008
that included his project a Contemporary Art Center, Taipei (a proposal). At a later date, Jun Yang was able to found the Taipei Contemporary Art Center in reality, in collaboration with other curators and artists.
posted by Jun Yang
Two political entities have the term „China“ in their names: The People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Republic of China (ROC), now commonly known as Taiwan.
Geographical dislocation, local and global, regional and national, unity and difference, public space
Power and Representation
"Scenarios about Europe" demonstrates multiple positions on the current shifting conditions of European social, political, cultural and economic relations.
A number of the scenarios look to critically address forms of hegemony, oppressive power relations and structures of governance that exist in current political systems and how such relations should be made visible, negotiated and altered.
Scenario by Jun Yang
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"Scenarios about Europe" is a practical study, the prologue to a large-scale project on how to approach Europe from the perspective of visual arts.
Space of critique / Space of projection
Biographic information about the Chinese-Austrian artist and curator Jun Yang