Archive for August, 2014

Liu Zheng’s Selfies

Liu Zheng: Selfies is at Pekin Fine Arts until September 15 
Date2014.07.12 Sat - 2014.09.15 Mon
The exhibition presents 47 prints of self-taken photographs, Selfie is a self-portrait photography initiative launched by artist Liu Zheng using social media in China. 



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CUBE Elite Hybrid 2015

CUBE Elite Hybrid 2015

 

 

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ADIDAS ORIGINALS X RAF SIMONS

ADIDAS ORIGINALS X RAF SIMONS
MEN'S SILVER RESPONSE TRAIL SNEAKERS

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GOSPEL BY MOKO

GOSPEL by MOKO by Oki-Ni on Mixcloud

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Lin Yilin at Le Mouvement – Performing the City

Artist Lin Yilin at Le Mouvement: Performing the City  BIEL/BIENNE
Date: Aug 26 - 31, 2014
Movement I: Sculptures on the Move July 4–5, 2014
Movement II: Performing the City 
August 26–31, 2014
Movement III: The City Performed August 30–November 2, 2014 at the Art Centre CentrePasquArt, Biel


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The Congress Official US Release Trailer (2014) – Robin Wright Fantasy Movie HD


The Congress Official US Release Trailer (2014) – Robin Wright Fantasy Movie HD  by Ari Folman

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“Before the Beginning and After the End” at Long March Space Beijing

开始之前结束之后 ( 2014.9.2-11.2 ) at 长征空间 Before the "Beginning and After the End" at Long March Space   
  黄然 Ran Huang (b.1982)《无声沉默》Mute, 2014

“在我的开始中是我的结束……在我的结束中是我的开始。” T. S.艾略特时年52岁时写下了著名的《四个四重奏》(Four Quartets)中第二首诗,《东科克》(East Coker)。东科克是艾略特的祖先在迁移到新大陆前在英国居住的村庄。艾略特以“在我的结束中是我的开始”为这首诗开端;以“在我的开始即是我的结束”结尾。“始”和“终”的观念被解构、错置,始即为终,而终即为始;开始不再是在结束之前,而结束也不在开始之后。宇宙的现实被起点和终点约束,如史蒂芬·霍金在《时间简史》(New York: Bantam, 1988)中说,“我们将会看到,在宇宙开端之前时间概念是没有意义的”。个人的现实也被出生以及死亡所制约。虽然衡量时间的方式经过人类文明千年的演进,已经达到了标准化,秒、分、时、日、周、月、年,但是“时间”作为一个概念仍然是很抽象的,每一个个体对“时间”的理解,可以是以个人为出发的,也可以是被文化、经济、政治、宗教、历史等各种因素所影响的。

 

长征空间的“开始之前结束之后”精选七位艺术家十余件作品,其中一部分作品直接触及“时间”的概念,而另一部分的作品则因为被置于“时间”的语境下而引发了对作品新的想象和阐释。

“In my beginning is my end… In my end is my beginning.” T. S. Eliot composed East Coker (1940), the second poem of his renowned Four Quartets, when he was 52 years old. East Coker was the village where Eliot’s ancestors had lived in England before they migrated to the New World.
The poem begins with “in my beginning is my end” and ends with “in my end is my beginning”. The concepts of “begin” and “end” have been deconstructed and interlaced, namely the beginning is the end and vice versa, thereby beginning no longer comes before ending, nor does ending comes after beginning. The beginning and the end delimit the reality of universe, which agrees with Stephen Hawking’s remark in A Brief History of Time (New York: Bantam, 1988) “As we shall see, the concept of time has no meaning before the beginning of the universe”. The birth and the death defines the reality of a man/woman, or at least his/her lifetime.
Albeit the measurement of time has gone through the evolution of human civilisation over millennia and is now standardised, gauged by second, minute, hour, day, week, month and year, “time” as a concept is abstract still. The interpretation of “time” of an individual may proceed from personal aspects as well as could be influenced by factors such as culture, economy, politics, religion, history, etc.
 “Before the Beginning and After the End” at Long March Space exhibits a carefully picked selection of a dozen works by seven artists. Some of the works directly touch upon the concept of “time” while the others, viewed under the subject of “time”, invite new imagination and interpretation on the works.

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