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大字报- Dazibao, ASAP and Embassy of the Arts 2013 Program in Chongqing


Open Call - Austro Sino Arts Program Exhibition 2013

The Austro Sino Arts Program is celebrating its 5th anniversary of artistic activities in 2013 and will in cooperation with the Embassy of the Arts curate a public art tour through China with follow up exhibitions. More info and application to download here.

Left/Right - Austro Sino Arts Program Exhibition 2012

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Links / Rechts - Left / Right - 左 / 右 - gauche / droite

Left as leaving something, left as leftist, art gratuit, art in public space, street art, theft and inspiration, left China, Austro Sino leftists, history left, media left, left Austria, the Tao and Te, way and the virtue, the instant, the official.

Right as right, as right side, right as conservative, Yin and Yang, dichotomy, right to do so, the unofficial, fundamental normative rules.

The works of 41 artists in this years Austro Sino Arts Program exhibition are not to be interpreted as "Western art presented in China". Many of these works were made here in China. The artists made China just as well their home as the place they originate from. This year, ASAP introduces an indoor and outdoor exhibition curated by Lukas Birk and Karel Dudesek supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and the Austrian Cultural Forum Beijing.

Indoor Opening: October 13, 2012, 4 -8pm

Location: Hong Studio, Diplomatic Compound 10-2-43, Sanlitun Dongsanjie, Beijing
Duration: from 13th to 21st of October, 2012

Publication: a 245 page catalogue will be published


Indoor exhibition at Hong Studio, Beijing:  In this year's 4th exhibition, "The Embassy of the Arts" shows artists from Austria, Canada, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, France, Spain and the USA. The works on display have been created by Franz Amann, G.R.A.M., Christine Cheung, Marianne Csaky, Dextro, Oda Fiskum, Jorge Fuembuena, Fanni Futterknecht, Sylwia Gorak, Frederique Hervet, Tina Hochkogler, Richard Hoeck, Michael Höpfner, Christian Hutzinger, Shana Kaplow, Sylvia Kummer, Li Qiang, Camilo Latorre, Moritz Majce, Lisa Meixner, Moira Zoitl & Ralf Hoedt, Moritz Neumüller, Joyce Rohrmoser, Christian Rupp, Florian Schmeiser & Ma Jia, Markus Sepperer, Joe Sneed & Jordan Mitchell, Jan Šrámek, Axel Stockburger, Veronika Vlková, Heimo Wallner, Wei Shen, Roswitha Weingrill, Kathryn Zazenski, Andreas Zingerle & Linda Kronman and Anne Zwiener.

Outdoor exhibition Left/Right works by over 20 artists will be released into public space from Hangzhou to Beijing. Wallpaper on the way—representing the idea of a wider context for public inspiration through art works.

 In China, art in public space is hardly known besides the display of history related objects, patriotic sculptures and monuments decorating parks and squares. Contemporary art rarely leaves galleries or museums whereas, in the West, art in public space is a common form of expression. ASAP will select spaces and place sequences of art there. This process will be captured and feed into the virtual space.

Images from Do A BOOK limited edition catalog


DO A BOOK, group show at White Space Gallery, Beijing. February 18th - March 18th.

"Do A Book" is an exhibition at White Space Gallery in Caochangdi, Beijing devoted to exploring the medium of artists books and text-based art works on view February 18 - March 18, 2012. Curated by George Chang and Katherine Don, "Do A Book" provides a unique opportunity to reconnect with an important tradition of creative expression explored by artists both in China and abroad.

Venue: White Space Gallery, Caochangdi Art District, Opening: February 18, 2012
Selected works by: Tom Bell , Lukas Birk, 章森 George Chang, 张能杰 Rutherford Chang , 陳龍斌 Chen Longbin , Ain Cocke , 丁乙 Ding Yi , 郭鸿蔚 Guo Hongwei, 洪浩 Hong Hao , 黄敏 Huang Min , Ravikumar Kashi, 孔国桥 Kong Guoqiao, 梁志和 Leung Chiwo , 刘任 Liu Ren , 马军 Ma Jun, 掉队 Out , 庆庆 Qing Qing, Kiki Smith, Sarah Sze
, Rirkrit Tiravanija , 曾建華 Tsang Kinwah , Heimo Wallner, 王超 Wang Chao, Terry Winters & Ben Marcus , 徐冰 Xu Bing

do a book


Austro Indonesian Arts Program, Film Festival in Yogyakarta 03.12-14.12.2011

Austro Sino Arts Program - Chuan Men - exhibition, 22nd of October at Amelie Art Gallery, 798, Beijing


BEIJING NEW YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL & ASAP presents 9+ Austrian Film starting 09.09.2011


Austro Indonesian Arts Program - To know the unknown - first exhibition at SewonArtSpace, Yogyakarta

Beijing, sanlitun installation

Image from performance - illuminati the fake gHost of reality - fake space Beijing

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