From 12 March to 14 April 2023, Aranya Art Center and the Aranya Library are pleased to present Chinese artist Han Qian’s solo exhibition Videos by the Sea, which includes her video work Stillness Between Two Waves of The Sea (2022) and two installation works developed from the video: Resisting, Reposing Ⅰ and Resisting, Reposing Ⅱ (2023). After the closing of the exhibition, the video work Stillness Between Two Waves of The Sea will be shown at the He Art Museum (Shunde), the Goethe-Institut China (Beijing) and the West Bund Museum (Shanghai) for the screening tour, with a series of dialogue activities.
Guests: Han Qian, Tan Yue
Address: He Art Museum, Shunde
Guests: Han Qian, Yang Yunchang
Address: Goethe-Institut China, Beijing
West Bund Museum of Video Art Screening Program
"Pixel Row Vol.5 "
Address: West Bund Museum, Shanghai
Stillness Between Two Waves of the Sea
Pixel Row vol.5, West Bund Museum, Shanghai
Courtesy of the artist
Artist and writer Han Qian received her BA in Fine Art Printmaking from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma in 2016, and her BA and MA from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris in 2021. Currently, Han Qian is investigating the migration and reconstruction of China's iron and steel industry from the north to the south in the twentieth century, within the context of her own family history spanning three generations. She has initiated a series of long-term field-research-based creative projects examining the genealogy of natural resources and political discourses behind this historical narrative, and the changing fates of the individuals within.
TAN YUE, Associate Curator of Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou. She has been worked closely with the curatorial team for exhibition making, research and project development to the Museum since 2013. Her curatorial practices including Walk Strangely, Stay Strangely, Sora Kim vs Kan Xuan: A Double One Woman Show (2018, associated with Hou Hanru and Kim Sunjung,); YE Hui: We Are Singing the Song of Our Time (2018); Transitions, Perspectives from In-Between (Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, co-curated with the Blockfrei Curatorial Programme, 2017); Myvillages: International Village Produce (2017); Zheng Bo + Wei Zhijiao +Participants: Weed Commonds (2016); Gunilla Klingbery: Brand New View (2016); Panorama: the Visible and the Invisible (2014); She also works as assistant curator, researcher and exhibition coordinator for numbers of exhibitions and projects, including Let’t Talk about the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of Crisis (2018); Omer Fast: The Invisible Hand (2018); Times Heterotopia Trilogy III The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away (2017), Operation PRD-Big Tail Elephants: One Hour, No Room, Five Shows (2016), Roman Ondák: Storyboard (2015), You Can Only Think about Something if You Think of Something Else (2014), Para-curatorial Seminar series (2014-2017), etc.
Yang Yunchang (b.1990) is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Arts, Peking University. He is also an honorary research fellow at UCL Anthropology and a co-editor of the peer-review journal Photography and Culture. Yunchang holds a PhD in anthropology and visual culture (UCL, 2020) and studied at SOAS, UC Berkeley, and Sun Yat-sen University, with research interests in the anthropology of art, visual anthropology and visual culture in modern and contemporary China. He is currently researching the “amateurism” in photography in China and the “ethnographic turn” in contemporary Chinese art.