I would like to thank the curators and staff of the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts for included some documentary work of my recent exhibitions in their exhibition Overclocking this month. The works featured included the documentary videos of My dad is Li Gang! 我爸是李刚! (2012) by Jin Shan 靳山 and the premier of The Ashes Series (2013) by Wafaa Bilal, both exhibited at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University.
Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA)
Adress: Hu Ju Bei Lu 15, Nanjing, China
6-23 May 2014
As part of Sky 天空 organized with the Goethe Institut
Curator: Wang Yamin
Participating artists: Douglas Lewis (Canada), Sheng Jianfeng (China), Li Dandan (China), x1 DP (China), Ash Moniz (Canada), Chen Jie (China), Ian Alden Russell (USA/Turkey), Moveable Accurate (Denmark)
Assuming that video art is an art form which refers to and reflects the object produced by the camera, one cannot help but wonder how this form of art can still exist and thrive when these same references and reflections drift off into the temporary and arbitrary and dissolve within the limitless space of possibilities.
Considering its relatively short history, one might call video art the self-deconstruction of a not yet matured form of art.
The international exhibition of video art and photography “Sky” actually consists of two distinct parts: the German show “Looking at the Big Sky” which is presented by the Goethe-Institut and the exhibition “Overclocking” which is organized by the museum of the Art Academy Nanjing. Both parts of the exhibition will focus on contemporary international experimentation in the field of video art. At the same time, they aim to initiate an interesting and easy dialogue on experimental video art between young artists from Germany, China and other countries.
Moreover, the exhibition with its combination of experiments, theory and practice of video art serves as a prelude to an international project geared towards exploring this multi-faceted art form.