Oct 7th,2006

Ou Ning presented at the Serpentine Gallery , 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.

(Left) press conference o f CHINA POWER STATION(PART I).from the left : Ma Qingyun,Julia Peyton-Jones , Hans Ulrich Obrist and Ou Ning.

(Right) CHINA POWER STATION(PART I) List

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dimsum.co.uk

Oct 3th,2006

Cao Fei was invited by BueroFriedrich for her Solo Exhibition in Berlin , the opening is on 18:30pm, Oct 3 th .

(Left) BueroFriedrich entrance

(Right) Cao Fei 's video work HIPHOP

Opening Time: 18:30pm. 30th. Oct. 2006
Address: BüroFriedrich, holzmarktstrasse 15-18, s-bahnboegen 53-54, 10179 Berlin , Germany
phone: +49 (0)30 - 201 65115, fax: +49 (0)30 - 201 65114
email: office@buerofriedrich.de

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Sep 24th,2006

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

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Sep 23th,2006

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 Lan

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Regioartline Kunstmagazin.de

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kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de

Sep 19th,2006

Institute of Sound (IOS) had set up a blog

Institute of Sound , 2006, Beijing.Photographer: Cao Fei

Institute 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 resources.

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Sep 16th,2006

Cao Fei presented her video installation UTOPIA FACTORY for Busan Biennale, Korea at CAFE 2, by the seaside on Sep 16 th .

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Sep 13th,2006

Ou Ning's three channel video Borders, II legal Zones and Urban Villages was invited to present in the Accumulation: Canton Express Next Stop on Sep 13 th at the Tang Contemporary Art Center .

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Tang Contemporary Art

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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.

(Left) Twelve

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.

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ARTFACTS / SWISSART

Sep 12th,2006

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 .

( Right ) PHOTOLOGUE
ART | 37 | BASEL

Modern Weekly, Alternative Issue # 35

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artnet.com

July 29th,2006

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 GALLERY 's 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

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July 27th,2006

Cao Fei accepted the invitation of Robert Wilson to exhibit her Hip Hop video installation on July 15th at the Watermill Center.

July 19th,2006

Ou Ning and Cao Fei were invited by NY Harlem community MediaNoche to present SAN YUAN LI on the handball court wall in White Park on July 19.


THURSDAY, JULY 19, AT 8:30PM (SUNSET)
IN WHITE PARK, EAST 106TH STREET,
BETWEEN LEXINGTON AND THIRD AVENUES

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July 9th,2006

Cao Fei exhibited her video work WHOSE UTOPIA on July 9th at UNIVERSALSTUDIOS and made a live show with DUMDUE and Zafka at 8pm.

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July 8th,2006

Cao Fei was invited by ARARIO BEIJINGto present her works PRD ANTI-HEROS on July 8th in the gallery, and at 7pm she’d done a HIP HOP live show with Deearna.

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Jun 5th, 2006

People’s Architecture & Center for Architecture presents:
San Yuan Li
Screening followed by a discussion with Ou Ning

3×3 A Perspective on China monthly lecture series
Part Four S[CR]EE[N]ING CHINA
Time: Tuesday, July 18, 2006, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, NYC

AIA member $10 Nonmember Price $15

more info: San Yuan Li 's Archives and People's Architecture

May 22th, 2006

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.

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March 29th, 2006

What are they doing here? Siemens Arts Program

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.

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March 3th, 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.

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March 3th, 2006

Cao Fei' s solo exhibition in Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong.

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March 1st, 2006

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.

Exhibition Photos

news from e-flux

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March 1st, 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

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March 1st, 2006

Ou Ning attended the Chinese contemporary video exhibition curated by Hou Hanru at Museo Colecciones ICO, Madrid in April 1-6.
See more information

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March 1st, 2006

Ou Ning contributed an essay Liu Xiaodong and The Six Generation Films to Liu' s monograph which edited by Jean Marc Decrop, designed by Ou Ning and was published by Map Book Publishers in july, 2006.

March 1st, 2006

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.

See more informations: www.hkiff.org.hk

March 1st, 2006

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.

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The University of Michigan
The University of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
The Standard

January 8th, 2006

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.

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January 8th, 2006

Cao Fei' s first solo exhibition in Europe was hold in Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherland during January 20 to March 26,2006.For more information, please visit: www.hetdomein.nl

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January 5th, 2006

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.

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December 31th, 2005

Ou Ning contributed a Story of Zhang Jinli to the magazine of Kulturstiftung des Bundes

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December 23th, 2005

The participated works Borders, Illegal Zones and Urban Villages(three channel video + publication) by Ou Ning in 1st Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture

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December 23th, 2005

Who' s Who in the 1st Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture

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December 1st, 2005

PRD Anti-Heroes (a Theater Project by Cao Fei) performed again at Mutifunctional Hall, Guangdong Museum of Art at 3: 30 pm, 11th. Dec. 2005.

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November 27th, 2005

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.

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