ABOUT THE COOPERATION
As artists and organizations, working independently and in relation
to a public, as well as in relation to the public space, we whish
to share methods, knowledge, insights and know-how about different
modes of production. But also about the limits and limitlessness
of the poetic and artistic act in relation to forces of internal
and external control.
The exchange between Nu-institutet and TCG Nordica aims to inform
and develop our respective practices, both as artists and organizations,
and to share work with a wider audience.The formats used are discussions,
lectures, workshops, event scores, performance, film, and public
events, carried out in China and Sweden during a period of one year.
With support by the Swedish Arts Council and the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency.
This collaborative project will be carried out in China and Sweden
during 2012.The participants are shortly introduced below.
Luo Fei Born 1982 in Chongqing China. Graduated
from Yunnan Art Institute 2004. Director and curator of TCG Nordica
gallery since 2007.He has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Sun Guojuan Born 1959, lives in Kunming. Has been
shown in exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Houston, New
York, London, Malmö, among other places.
He Libin Born in 1973 in Yunnan Province and graduated
from the School of Fine Arts of Southwest China Normal University.
He has been working in the fields of painting , art installation,
performance art, art criticism, and varieties of other art practice.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Lei Yan Born 1957 and is currently living in Kunming.She
has participated in exhibitions in Holland, Sweden, Lithuania, Norway,
Sweden, China, USA, among other countries.
Su Yabi Born in Dali in 1975. Graduated from Yunnan
Arts College and worsk as a teacher in Yunnan Dali Institute. She
has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Cheng Liangchun Graduated from Yunnan Normal University
Of Fine Art Academy 2006.She has exhibited in Sweden and China and
is currently working at TCG Nordica.
Karin Wegsjö & Janna Holmstedt Founders
ABOUT TCG NORDICA
TCG Nordica started in April 2000 with the vision of "Stimulating
reflection on Human Worth as
expressed in various Art Forms". It has quickly become one
of Kunming’s foremost galleries and a
popular meeting-point for the city’s residents, particularly
artists, intellectuals and students.
A great variety of people pass through the venue, which is in accordance
with the vision of the
founders. Swedish and Chinese culture workers, Anna Mellergård
and Wu Yuerong, realized they
shared a common dream based on their interests for art and culture,
which was to create a place that
promotes greater knowledge of their respective cultures.
TCG Nordica is situated in a closed down factory area. They exhibit
international contemporary art with
an emphasis on China and Scandinavia, and take pride in exhibiting
an unusual and sometimes challenging
mix of exhibitions. Around 30 Chinese artists now have their studios
at the Loft, and this contributes
to a pulsating and creative atmosphere throughout the block.
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