Ou Ning presented at the Serpentine
, London for the press conference of CHINA POWER STATION(PART I)
on Oct 6 th , and the IOS)
which was curated by Ou Ning presented their first sound project
AWAKENING BATTERSEA on Oct 7 th at the Turbine Hall B.
conference o f CHINA POWER STATION(PART I).from the left : Ma Qingyun,Julia Peyton-Jones , Hans
Ulrich Obrist and Ou Ning.
San Yuan Li was
invited to present on the Neue
Galerie Graz in the series of actions in public space and photo, film and video
presentations for the activity SLUM --Art
and Life in the Here and Now of the Civil Age .
Armin Linke. Favela Paraisopolis
Sao Paolo Brazil , 2001
Alternative Archive made visual design of Totalstadt:
Beijing Case which was exhibited on Sep 23th at Karlsruhe for the ZKM (center
for art and technology of Germany ), largely including poster, booklets
, attached flyers and work explanations. Ou Ning and Cao Fei 's presented
their video work Da Zha Lan on this exhibition.
(Left)Poster designed by Alternative Archive
(Right)Ou Ning and Cao Fei 's video work Da Zha
Institute of Sound , 2006, Beijing.Photographer:
of Sound (IOS) is a long-term
research group focused on the study, composing, presenting and publishing
of geo-sonic phenomena. The group consists of sound artists, field-recordists,
architects keen on exploring the relationship between sound and physical
spaces, and writers interested in the sociological aspect of sound
phenomena. With its “sound-as-the-sole-medium” approach, IOS tends
to perceive and reflect upon our world with all the non-aural senses
shutting down. By collecting and manipulating daily sounds, it attempts
to explore the possibilities of sonic narration and the relationship
between sound phenomena and the complex social reality. IOS encourages
more field-recordists to collect environmental soundscape in China
on a regular basis, so as to establish a large-volume sound archive.
It will also experiment with alternative modes of distribution and
promotion different from those of traditional music industry, such
as the Internet as the platform of a larger-scale sharing of sound
Cao Fei won the “ Best Young Artist of CCAA 2006 ” ,
and exhibited her video installation Utopia Factory at
the Twelve which was organized by CCAA.
Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) is an award first established
in 1998 by the Chinese Contemporary Art Association to honor Chinese
contemporary artists for their outstanding artistic achievements,
given every two years.
site : Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art
time : Sep 4 th – Oct 10 th
(Right) Cao Fei 's video installation Utopia Factory . The place is
separated into 4 space connecting by several product lines, from factory to
dormitory, from public to private, from research to creation, illustrating
the whole process of research method and the way of team work. Media included Sound
Factory , Interview with employee , Questionnaire , WHOSE
UTOPIA , and the newspaper Utopia Daily is free.
Ou Ning was invited to attend a
special reception and "Art
Basel Conversation" at the National Museum in Beijing Sep 12
th , and the < Modern Weekly, Alternative Issue # 35> edited
by Ou Ning was simultaneously sent out to the audience.
( Left ) "Art Basel Conversation" ,
Hosted by Art Basel director Samuel Keller , Chair of the panel was Fan
Di'an , director of the National Art Museum of China ;
participants included artist and curator Ai Weiwei , Ullens
Foundation director Fei Dawei , C International
Photo Magazine director Elena Foster , 2006
Shanghai Biennial curator Huang Du , Serpentine
Gallery curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist , Canton-based
critic and poet Ou Ning , Miami Beach art collector Craig
Robins , and Beijing-based architect Wang Hu .
On May, Cao Fei took new photograph UN-COSPLAYERS in
Beijing . Comparing with the COSPLAY in 2004, this series
of pictures are focused on the common people wearing Cosplay-style
clothes, illustrating the meaning of “UN”(excluding, anti-), both
for the TOKYO
invitation and editor John Millichap of 3030
: New Photography in China
. Meanwhile, there was an opening show UN-COSPLAYERS at
TOKYO GALLERY exhibition space in 798.
(Left) Photos from Cao Fei 's photo series UN-COSPLAYERS
(Right) UN-COSPLAYERS Opening show at Tokyo-gallery
Cao Fei won the Best of Young Artist Award of Chinese Contemporary Art Awards (CCAA) 2006. CCAA was found by Swiss collector Uli Sigg in 1998, the juries of this year includes: Fan Di’an, director of China National Museum of Art; Noack Ruth, curator of Documenta 12; Ulig Sigg; Chris Dercon, director of Haus der Kunst and Ai Weiwei, artist.
May 22th, 2006
Cao Fei presented The San Yuan Li Project and her Siemens Art Program in The Political Equator, a 3-day trans-border public event in San Diego and Tijuana from June 6 to 9, organized by the collector Eloisa Haudenschild.
May 22th, 2006
Cao Fei participates Biennale of Sydney 2006 with the Siemens Art Program: What are they doing here?
May 22th, 2006
Ou Ning was invited as External Examiner for the HKAPA School of Film and Television for the year 2005-2006.
May 22th, 2006
Ou Ning attended Art Basel 37 and talked about Mass Media and Art in China to the public in the Art Lobby session, June 13, 2006.
May 22th, 2006
Ou Ning was listed in the national judge panel of International Young Designer Entrepreneur of the Year(IYDEY) 2006 Award organized by British Council. He was also invited to visit London from June 1 to 8, to make a research for Get It Louder 2007.
It's our pleasure to invite you to Cao Fei 's artwork "What are you doing here? " on April 11, 2006
An experimental studio performance involving OSRAM staff will take place at 5:30 pm at the Basketball Field.The light installations created during the project will be presented in the Entertainment Room at the Dormitory Area From April 11 to 15, 2006.
Cao Fei' s second solo exhibition in Lombard-Freid Projects (New York) opened in March 10. She showed three video Hip Hop New York(2006), Hip Hop Fukuoka (2005) and Hip Hop Guangzhou (2003) as the main works of this exhibition. see Philip Tinari' s essay.
The Da Zha Lan Project will exhibit in Total Stadt: Beijing Case (September 23 - November 30, 2006, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
March 1st, 2006
The Da Zha Lan Project exhibited in China Contemporary: Architecture (June 10 - September 3, 2006, NAI, Rotterdam, The Netherlands).Alternative Issues of Modern Weekly edited and designed by Ou Ning during 2000 – 2005 exhibited in China Contemporary: Visual Culture (June 10 - August 26, 2006, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam).Ou Ning participateed the Symposium The New New Human Being in NAI auditorium, June 11 2006.
Ou Ning attended the Chinese film events Celluloid Revolutions, part of the festival China: Between Past and Future organized and hosted by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin in May 3-6. see more information
The Guangzhou-based documentary film maker Zhou Hao' s Senior Year(2005), entries the Humanitarian Awards for Documentaries in The 30th Hong Kong International Film Festival (April 4-19, 2006) , while Huang Weikai, another Guangzhou film maker' s Floating (2005), entries the Reality Bites session in the same festival.
The Guangzhou-based documentary film maker Huang Weikai was invited by the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University to present his film Floating (2005) together with Lu Xinyu, Li Yifan and Hu Xinyu in March 15-25.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist on Cao Fei, January 2006 in Artforum
What's new in the new year? Artforum lets you know with its annual "First Takes," in which ten seasoned critics and curators profile the work of up-and-comers poised to make waves in 2006--including Hans-Ulrich Obrist on Cao Fei, and The Kitchen' s Debra Singer on Tamy Ben-Tor, Tate Modern's Jessica Morgan on Geoffrey Farmer, Artists Space's Christian Rattemeyer on Lisa Tan, Barbican's Mark Sladen on Tue Greenfort, Artforum contributing editors Dennis Cooper on Ryan Trecartin, Daniel Birnbaum on Peyman Rahimi, and regular contributors Rachel Kushner on Olivia Booth, Mark Godfrey on Janice Kerbel, and David Rimanelli on Hanna Liden.
Ou Ning was commissioned by The 17th Macao Arts Festival to curate a Chinese video art program for The 5th Macao International Video Art Cycle in March 2006. He designed the program as Miniature: Video Art from Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China, includes totally 120-minute single-channel video works.
Ou Ning participated the 1st Shenzhen Urbanism and Architecture Biennale which opened at December 10, 2005 with the research on villages in Shenzhen City. He was also commissioned by the curator Yung Ho Chang to make a documentary film to archive the process of this Biennale.