Launch x 2 : Three Degrees of Separation / And Now China?

Open Lecture

On Tuesday 11 March at 5.30pm, two new projects involving TrAIN PhD candidates – artists Voonpow Bartlett and Erika Tan – will be launched at Chelsea Futurespace.

Exhibition – Three Degrees of Separation
(Voonpow Bartlett; Neil Stewart; Erika Tan)

Publication – And Now China?
(Ed. Judy Freya Sibayan and Erika Tan)

If you would like to walk/bus to the venue, TrAIN is organising a Meeting Point:

5pm, Atterbury Street Reception,
Chelsea College of Art

To join please RSVP:
Isobel Whitelegg

From 5.30pm Professor Oriana Baddeley (TrAIN Research Centre) and Sonya Dyer (Chelsea Programme) will introduce the artists, and encourage an informal discussion of the relationship of these two projects to the critical interests of TrAIN. From 6pm the private view of Three Degrees of Separation will take place, and copies of And Now China? will be available for visitors.

Three Degrees of Separation,
Voonpow Bartlett, Neil Stewart, Erika Tan

Chelsea Futurespace, March 12– May 17 2008

In this exhibition three UK-based artists explore their own particular relationship to China. Through connections of the ancestral, the return, the journey, the philosophical and the everyday, the artists question in their own way what it means to ‘understand’ China – past, present and in the future. Accompanied by a colour catalogue containing work by the three artists.

And Now China?
Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art

Special issue supported by The Chelsea Programme, Chelsea College of Art & Design

In an issue edited in anticipation of China Now, Britain’s ‘largest festival of Chinese arts’, Ctrl+P asks: what place is there for critical voices within current hegemonic interests in China and contemporary Chinese Art? Co-edited by Judy Freya Sibayan and Erika Tan, it includes texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Oscar Ho, Patrick D. Flores, Lee Weng Choy, Kelly Baum, Andrew Maerkle, Thomas J. Berghuis, David Cross, Neferti X. Tadiar & Jonathan Beller, Marian Pastor Roces, Lee Wen, Ken Lum, Katy Deepwell, Caroline Turner, Saskia Sassen, Eliza Tan, Neil Stewart and Sonya Dyer.


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    Voon Pow Bartlett

    Completed PhD - The relational and quotidian in contemporary urban China

    My research addresses the work of contemporary Chinese artists based in Beijing, whose work is both formed in negotiation with a global audience and influenced by a historically and culturally specific form of urban development. The tide of economic progress in China has a direct impact on daily life and continues to fuel the art world, raising issues of authenticity, authority and ownership.
    Find out more about Voon Pow Bartlett

  • Judy Freya Sibayan

    Guest Speaker - 2007

    Based in Manila, award winning artist, writer and curator Judy Freya Sibayan has performed and exhibited her work in venues worldwide. She teaches at De La Salle University, Manila and is cofounder, editor and publisher of Ctrl+P, a web-based journal for contemporary art that recently participated in the Documenta 12 magazines project.
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