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book sprint | AFFECT module ii

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all the joys and frustrations of the book-making process performed in a single day.

this “book sprint” project was facilitated by john holten, co-founder of berlin-based publishers, broken dimanche press. see more of john’s work here.

the birth of a book in images:

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PUBLICATION - 26 - BNW - WEBSITEPUBLICATION - 4 - BNW - WEBSITEPUBLICATION - 22 - BNW - WEBSITE
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skill exchange | agora collective [in images]

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the idea behind the skill exchange workshop, led this weekend by the individual artists collectively making up AFFECT’s current artists-in-residence group, was that each artist had a very specific technique / methodology which had been purposefully developed in their life, becoming fine-honed to the point of near superpower level.

with the ultimate design of passing on unusual skills to strangers and thereby empowering them, each artist devised the details of the specific workshop they felt most masterful and capable in leading.

topics included how to successfully avoid conversation on airplanes, traveling backwards at top speed, composing haikus, nordic rope-tying techniques [survival], how to successfully avoid paying rent, the art of climbing trees like a ninja assassin, and the ancient dutch technique of expertly cloning plants.

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fotini lazaridou | interview | affect module ii

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this is a great interview with the the talented moderator of our current AFFECT module ii project, fotini lazaridou, [who has also worked with projects in china off and on for the last few years].

hope you enjoy.

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chinese landscape | tao hongjing

 

 

karin janssen is a dutch artist and gallery owner who divides her time between london and the netherlands while exhibiting her work and running her project space in hackney.

although we just barely missed meeting each other in person – karin visited shanghai just after I left – she was lucky enough to meet with some of my favorite shanghai-based artists, roland darjes, alexandre ouairy, and stefano ogliari badessa, each of whom are referenced in this article by karin.

the main topic of focus is the CHINESE LANDSCAPE solo exhibition, hosting the work of good friend and fellow-artist, tao hongjing [who plays with the subject of china’s dual identity in his own unique, multi-layered way].

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coming soon | Little Victories Gallery

 

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shanghai’s newest mobile gallery space is artist-powered [literally, as the artist owners will be using their leg muscles to keep the space mobile] and was founded by artists katie surridgejulian palacz and stefano ogliari badessi who met in shanghai through a residency program. the crew of international artists found their inspiration for the showspace through the idea of censorship and its continuous presence in china.

little victories was established in 2013 in shanghai, china with the objective of running a thought provoking exhibition programme of dedicated group and solo shows.

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the space’s opening is set, loosely, for july 16th.

see more about little victories on their website here.

 

 

 

VERLOREN IN SCHANGHAI | neue zürcher zeitung

 

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feature in swiss publication, neue zürcher zeitung, mentioning my work alongside interviews with good friends eddie mu, linda yu and jean daptiste dumas specifically regarding our take on modern shanghai.

read the full article on the neue zürcher zeitung website here.

 

 

open studio | 111 liyang lu

 

what a spectacular beginning to shanghai’s newest creative community – thanks for everyone that came out to the joint open studio last saturday, 7 april. images from the day are here below. see you next time.

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