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
For more information, email: email@example.com
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.
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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
Madi Ju has brought “Wild Gathering” to Shanghai but it is now a “Mild Gathering” – in the wake of recent bleak times in Japan, Yunnan, Beijing and beyond. Let’s gather, mildly, for some beautiful photographs and humble creations from Madi and friends, from April 7 at Aegis shop in Shanghai.
MILD GATHERING – art, music, photo, conversations
6-9pm, April 7th
at our friend Winston’s shop – Aegis
777 Julu Lu, near Fumin Lu, Shanghai
3 exhibition parties
Closely linked by photography, music, art, design and now – some sadness about Japan, China and Thailand earth quakes and their people’s difficulties and pains.
3 shows will happen in 3 years…
Show 2010 was Wild Gathering in Beijing, 350 people attended our party, we partied happy and wild, looked at artworks, listened to our djing, spoke about everything and nothing.
and as were planning show number 2 in Shanghai – Wilder Gathering on April 7th, because of the sadness and grey mood around us, we have decided to continue, not call it Wilder, but simply call it MILD GATHERING.
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Triple Major is an international creative studio that previously brought Project White T-shirt to Beijing – now they have opened their own boutique in a Dongcheng hutong. The eponymous shop is “disguised as a traditional Chinese medicine clinic” but will carry “avant-garde designs from international talents as an antidote to mainstream fashion’s erosion of individuality.” The 2nd floor and rooftop will host special exhibitions and events, including one by experimental designers Ffixxed (via Australia and Shenzhen) on Oct 29.
See full coverage by Beijing Stylites here and more about their opening flea market during the October holiday. More photos by proprietor Richie Chen here and some street style snapshots for Space 1520 LA.
Triple Major Studio site, their Facebook, and Weibo.
81 Baochao Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
周二 – 周日，13:00-22:00
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 13:00-20:00