Where Have I Missed You
Edited by Hong Zicheng, Liu Ding, Carol Yinghua Lu
Conceived and edited by Hong Zicheng, Professor of Chinese Literature at Peking University, Liu Ding, artist, curator and Carol Yinghua Lu, director of Beijing Inside-Out Art Museum, this book is a rich collection of essays by 29 distinguished writers, poets, film and theatre directors, scholars and artists, including the likes of Qian Liqun, Zhai Yongming, Xi Chuan, Sun Yu, Ge Fei, Lou Ye, Wang Huangsheng, Ding Yi, Qiu Ting, Xu Jian. They were invited to elaborate on specific texts that had made a significant impact on their ways of thinking and practice, yet they had missed before or nearly missed. Contributors to this publication shared their passions, insights, perspectives, and values rooted in their individual experiences and fields of practice and formed new alliances of opinions and interests.
Salon Salon: A Profile of Modern Art Practices from a Beijing Perspective,1972–1982.
Written and edited by Liu Ding and Carol Yinghua Lu
Salon Salon, based on the exhibition of the same title held at IOAM in 2017, proposes a new periodization of modern Chinese art and establishes a transitional period from 1972 to 1982 which breaks the mold of before and after 1966-1976. It also presents a new series of close readings of documents of the period and places these against actual works. This overthrows non-Chinese academic research which has not had access to these documents, and also disturbs the glib, post 1989 commercial categorizations which still create a fissure between the official and the avant-garde when both were intrinsically twisted together. Some of this material is known about but has never been so clearly presented and illustrated together with its underpinning documents, neither have the intellectual implications of such a fresh periodization been so eloquently discussed by a group of writers and theorists.
Universality and Particularity: What is Asianness?
Naoki Sakai, Sun Ge
This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Discordant Harmony: Observations of Artistic Practices in East Asia at the Transition between the 1980s and 1990s (2017.11.4-2018.2.4) at IOAM. The book helps us to understand the thoughts and research on the notion of Asianness in today’s global context by the two prominent scholars, Naoki Sakai from the Cornell University and Sun Ge from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Archive Books, the collaborator with IOAM at abC book fair this year, has just published this new bilingual version, which will be launched in the abC book fair 2019.
The Lonely Spirit
Edited by Dai Jinhua and Su Wei
As a summary of the eponymous exhibition in 2018, The Lonely Spirit discusses arange of China’s cultural practices from the 1990s to the present under a social,cultural and historical context. Mainstream and popular films, novels are showntogether with some marginal or independent works, encouraging readers toimagine the boundary between the mainstream and non-mainstream.
Pang Tao: Dancing Notes
Chief Editor: Carol Yinghua Lu
Since January 2017，IOAM has initiated a series of exhibitions and events to revisit the historical scenes of the Chinese contemporary art. Dancing Notes: New Works by Pang Tao (2018.7.14-2018.11.11) is the third of this series. Based on the narrative of the exhibition, this catalogue presents Pang Tao’s artistic career and related historical archives in a unique way. The catalogue is designed by TINYworkshop, who is inspired by the Change of Colour Gradation Series by Pang Tao.
Crescent: Retrospectives of Zhao Wenliang and Yang Yushu
Editors: Su Wei, Yang Tiange, Feng Xi
Crescent: Retrospectives of Zhao Wenliang and Yang Yushu is the catalogue of a significant exhibition (2018.3.10-2018.7.1) under the same title held at IOAM in 2018. Zhao Wenliang and Yang Yushu were the key figures of the Yuyuantan School of Painting, a group of painters loosely assembled together in the late 1960s, and of the No Name Group, which was founded in the 1970s. The catalogue presents the research conducted for the exhibition, which focuses on the complicated dialogue between art practice and its art historical context in different eras (1950-2010). Several research texts, historical archives and images of the paintings are included in the catalogue.
Discordant Harmony: Observations of Artistic Practices in East Asia at the Transition Between the 1980s and the 1990s
Written and Edited by Chien-Hung Huang, Sunjung Kim, Yukie Kamiya and Carol Yinghua Lu
Discordant Harmony is a project in which we intend to see ourselves in the light of Asia, or to be more specific, in the light of the relationships among different regions in East Asia. In its forth stop in Beijing, we are focusing on the practices, phenomena and events of the art world at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s in China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
Edited by Carol Yinghua Lu, Luo Xiaoming and Su Wei
This is a readings of the exhibition Self-Criticism (2017.5.27-2017.9.17) held at IOAM. The exhibition brings together artists, curators, and cultural critics, acting concurrently as team, and concerning themselves with the implications of the proposed question, rather than merely explaining around the topic of self-criticism. 5 texts from different historical periods are selected in the book, enlightening the necessity of self-criticism in our time.
A Greater Miracle of Perception
By Miracle Workers Collective
The book explores how miracle making – making the impossible possible – is reflected in artistic practices today. The publication accompanies the exhibition by The Miracle Workers Collective at the Finnish Alvar Aalto Pavilion in the framework of the 58th International Art Exhibition
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AB Pamphlet 1 Those who are dead are not ever gone
By Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
The institution of the ethnological museum or world museum seems to be in the midst of a serious crisis of choking. The delicacies that most of these museums have acquired, which is to say co-opted, which is to say ingested, seem to have collectively missed the track to the oesophagus and got stuck in the respiratory tract. A twelve-act essay on the ethnological Museum and the intricacies of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
Language is Skin. Scripts for Performances
By Romy Rüegger
Romy Rüegger is an artist and writer working with sound based practices and shared listening. Her writings for performances, audio works and choreographed spaces draw on anti-racist and intersectional politics of language and memory.
To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice
By Alex Martinis Roe
To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice offers a narrative of artist Alex Martinis Roe’s research into a genealogy of feminist political practices in Europe and Australia from the seventies until today.
Film in the Present Tense: Why can’t we stop talking about analogue film?
Edited by Labor Berlin
This book reflects a contemporary discussion around the use, value and purpose of analogue film from a multiplicity of perspectives: artists, filmmakers, scholars, archivists, curators, technicians and manufacturers.
When Attitudes Become the Norm.
The Contemporary Curator and Institutional Art
By Beti Žerovc
A collection of essays and interviews by art historian and theorist Beti Žerovc onthe topic of curatorship in contemporary art. Žerovc examines curatorship in itsbroader social, political and economic contexts, as well as in relation to theprofound changes that have taken place in the art field over the last century.
Towards (Im)Measurability of Art and Life
Edited by Miya Yoshida
Towards (Im)Measurability of Art and Life gathers together various stories, practices, and essays about measurement that embrace paradox, contradiction, and humour. The book creates and introduces incidents of ideas, conceptual methods, acts, and processes of measurement that dwell in a conceptual transition between science (technology) and everyday life.