NEW TERRITORIES & FRIENDS
For the third year running, Los Angeles & Shanghai-based curatorial platform New Territories Studio will appear at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair. We’ll present a vibrant selection from China’s indie publishing scene and beyond, from zines to artist monographs to small-run journals and ephemera, many of which have never been shown internationally before. We’ll be hosting the table with our friends from LEAP Magazine (艺术界), China’s premiere bilingual art publication.
Curator Samantha Culp will also be leading a panel discussion and presentation on indie/art publishing in greater China on February 13, at The Classroom within LAABF. Hope to see you there!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chinese Art and Indie Culture on Paper: Song Min & Yan You (Jiazazhi Press), Lai Fei & Zhao Mengsha (LEAP Magazine), with curator Samantha Culp
In parallel with the global renaissance in indie publishing, China has seen its own rise of art publications as a vital site of production and discourse. Ranging from critical magazines to indie imprints, artist’s books to zines and comics, it’s a small but eclectic scene that reveals much about the current creative landscape of China, and the diverse contexts of art publishing worldwide.
With guests from photography publisher Jiazazhi Press and China’s first bilingual art magazine LEAP, curator Samantha Culp will lead a conversation about this print ecosystem, its key voices and themes, and current evolution in the face of challenges digital and otherwise.
New Territories Studio will be participating in the second annual LA Art Book Fair by Printed Matter from January 31-February 2, with a selection of Chinese zines, art books and indie publishing. In a stroke of synchronicity, the fair happens to coincide with the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year – extra auspicious, which is why we’re calling our table Year of the Horse. Please stop by and celebrate by buying some books! More information below:
Year of the Horse by New Territories Studio
For the 2014 LA Art Book Fair, Shanghai-based curatorial platform New Territories Studio presents a vibrant selection of materials from China’s current indie publishing scene. In collaboration with leading Chinese zine publishers, we will showcase a diverse array of zines, artist books, experimental comics and small-run journals, many of which have never been shown internationally before. We hope to not only show but contextualize this emerging movement in China’s contemporary art/design world, and spur more exchange between Chinese zinemakers and their overseas counterparts.
Printed Matter’s LA ART BOOK FAIR 2014
January 31- February 2, 2014
Opening: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6–9 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles
Hours and Location:
The LA ART BOOK FAIR is free and open to the public.
Opening: Thursday, January 30, 6–9 pm
Friday, January 31, 11 am-5 pm
Saturday, February 1, 11 am–6 pm
Sunday, February 2, 12 pm–6 pm
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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POV by P.I.G. –
A new blog and online platform about moving images & digital creativity in/around China that I am launching in collaboration with a small media production studio in Shanghai, check it out here
Tulou Open House 2012 –
The inaugural site-specific residency and creative conference I co-curated this June in a traditional earthen house in Fujian province, info here
“Paper Instinct” –
A project exploring indie publishing & artists’ books in China which kicked off at Beijing Design Week 2012, as a collaboration between Beijing design studio JOYNVISCOM, New Territories Studio, Bananafish Books and others, more info here
This is the exhibition portion of the No More Westerns festival I have co-curated for Impakt 2012…
Opening tomorrow 8pm in Utrecht, Netherlands – please come by if you happen to be nearby!
The Impossible Black Tulip of Cartography
Exhibition of Impakt Festival 2012: No More Westerns
The exhibition The Impossible Black Tulip of Cartography shows a dialogue between artists, designers, and anonymous authors of the digital universe. The exhibition space itself, is a navigatable setting inspired by retro-futurist geometries and the informal spaces of glocalized culture, with themes ranging from alternate histories to imagined futures. The various themes of real, imaginary and emerging worlds unfold as visitors move through histories, geographies and networks. The exhibition’s style is designed to refract and magnify the concerns of its featured artists as shown in their video and installation works.
Artists & Creators:
AES+F, Sophia Al-Maria, Wafaa Bilal, Chto Delat?, db-db (Francis Lam), Double Fly Art Center, Ahmed El Shaer, Foundland, Wesley Kirinya, Leng Wen, Kareem Lotfy, Lu Yang, Michael MacGarry, Mehreen Murtaza, Paulo Nazareth, The Propeller Group, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Opening: Thursday 11 October, 20 – 24:00h
With music by D.V. Grammofoon at 22:00h
CBKU, UtrechtPlompetorengracht 4
3512 CC Utrecht
Exhibition: October 11–28, 2012
Festival: October 24–28, 2012
12 till 23 October: Tue-Fri from 11.00 till 17.00h and on Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 – 17.00h.
Wednesday 24 October: from 11.00 – 19.00h.
Thursday 25 till Saturday 27 October: 11.00 till 21.00h.
Sunday 28 October: 11-1900h
More on the festival:
No More Westerns is the 23rd iteration of the Impakt arts and media festival—a yearly event that seeks to identify emerging paradigms in media culture, this year curated by Cher Potter and Samantha Culp.
In 2012, the Impakt Festival heralds the end of the dominance of the Western media culture, acknowledging the changes within the media landscape as a result of economic and geopolitical shifts on the world stage.
No More Westerns will not be a purely theoretical overview nor a scientific analysis, but rather an imagined future scenario from which to look at alternate flows of culture and aesthetics in a post-Western world. The themes of the festival—Global South science fiction (shifted futurisms), regional/production partnerships that bypass the West (Africa-China) and considering America as ‘just another country’—can be viewed as the imaginary starting points for new approaches to terms such as modernity. A shifting global viewpoint is becoming increasingly prominent in our thoughts and our perceptions: the world is no longer determined by the West or by models of supposed opposites such as centre–periphery, East–West, ruler–subject and self–other.
No More Westerns will encompass an exhibition, screening programs, music performances, public talks, round table discussions and media masterclasses. No More Westerns extends beyond the physical plane with our online program, including online art works, exclusive music mixes, B-side video programs, highlighted apps and translated content, all of which will feature on our blog, Twitter/Weibo, and via the hashtag #NMW.
New Territories Studio is thrilled to be a part of Paper Instinct 本能, premiering at Beijing Design Week 2012.
Join us today for an open studio with the zinemakers — more updates to come!
If you’re in Beijing this weekend and want to hear all about our recent Tulou adventures, please join us on Sunday at HomeShop for an afternoon of chatting and fragrant Fujian tea…
More on the event:
“This Sunday, HomeShop, Studio YaoYao and New Territories Studio come together to share tieguanyin (the tea of the iron goddess of mercy, of course) and tulou time for a dialogue and review of the Tulou Open House project organized last month in Tianzhong village, Fujian. Co-organizers Dana WU, Samantha CULP and Anna Laura GOVONI (Urbanus Research Bureau) will introduce the project, and artists and other project participants will be on hand for an open Q&A and teatime chitchat about the latest goings-on in the tulou community —— relaxation intersects with present and future considerations of art, architecture and sustainability. Learn more about it this Sunday afternoon at HomeShop!”
日期/时间 date/time__ 7月8日周日，下午3点至5点 ｜ Sunday, 8 July, 15:00-17:00
地点 location__Baidu Map | Google Map
Beijing 100007 Dongcheng District Jiaodaokou Beiertiao, Number 8
Facebook Event here.
The Tulou Open House Project is a site-specific creative experiment, collective residency, and cultural conference taking place for its inaugural edition this June at a traditional tulou (土楼) in rural Fujian Province.
Tulou Open House, the project co-organized by New Territories, Studio Yao Yao and URB (Urbanus Research Bureau), finally kicks off this weekend! For those of you who couldn’t make it to the Tulou (土楼) in Fujian Province, follow along with our blog as the event unfolds!
In case you’re in Hong Kong, for ARTHK or otherwise, please stop by the Tulou Open House preview event on May 14 – this project has been in the works for quite a while, and we’re very excited to finally share it. Official press release to follow.
Tulou Open House: Project Preview in Hong Kong
Monday, May 14, 3 – 5pm
2/F, 17 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay
RSVP to Samantha Culp, firstname.lastname@example.org
This Monday, please swing by Afterschool Cafe for a preview of the Tulou Open House project 2012 – a temporary, site-specific creative experiment and mini-conference taking place this June at a traditional Tulou (round earthen house) in Fujian Province. During this open-ended “expedition”, a diverse group of artists and scholars from greater China will explore the structure, symbolism, and everyday life of the Tulou as a laboratory for new projects and collaborations, a fresh lens for the concept of creative community, and a potential site for expansive future projects at the Tulou and beyond. The event will culminate in a public “Open House” event on the weekend of June 8-10, which is open to visitors and the local community alike, and will stage a program of talks, screenings, workshops, performances, guided tours, and artistic interventions.
On Monday, organizers Dana Wu (Friends of the Tulou) and Samantha Culp (New Territories Studio) will present an overview of the project, discuss its background and goals, and lead a conversation with HK-based Tulou participants and others who might like to join or learn more.
>>> QUESTIONS/CONTACT/MEDIA — 问题/联系/媒体 <<< EMAIL: email@example.com TUMBLR: tulouopenhouse.tumblr.com
It’s not too late to submit your most striking snapshots of Beijing or Hong Kong to the Leica x Swire Hotels photography contest. Organized by my frequent collaborator Juliana Loh, the project invited four of greater China’s most talented young photographers (my friends Madi Ju and Xue Tan among them) to shoot Swire’s main hotels in Beijing and HK – the Opposite House and Upper House, respectively. They will then be judging public photo submissions for prizes like Leica cameras and hotel stays. Also important to note: “Entries from all over the world are accepted as long as they fit into the theme shot in Beijing or Hong Kong, photos do not have to be taken with a Leica Camera.”
Terms and conditions:
-One photo entry per person, 300dpi, 1280 x1024, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Name + email address + contact number + Facebook / 微博 username.
-Photos have to be taken in either Beijing or Hong Kong under respective city’s themes.
View the full set here