Out of Sight
07 Oct - 20 Nov 2005
Current developments in Chinese contemporary art
October 7 – November 20, 2005
Opening October 6, 6 p.m.
Guest curator: Hou Hanru
October 6, 2005
5 p.m. 'Artist Talk', with Hou Hanru, Saskia Bos and the artists
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Opening ‘Out of Sight’ demonstrates how artists in today's China see themselves in relation to the international artistic landscape.
Spatial and filmic installations show the personal obsessions and hallucinations of the artists, but also their need to negotiate in order to survive in modern China.
Guest curator Hou Hanru on the subject: ‘It is not so much its Chinese-ness which makes today’s Chinese art so significant, as its desire to be independent and to escape from what is expected from it.’
Not only did Hou Hanru curate an overview of Asian art at the last Venice Biennale under the title ‘Zones of Urgency’, he also co-curated the 2002 Guangzhou Biennale, the 2000 Shanghai Biennale and is currently preparing the next Triennial of Guangzhou (opening November 28, 2005) together with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, with whom he worked on Cities on the Move from 1997. In 1999 Hou Hanru was curator of De Appel’s Unlimited.nl #2. For additional information about the exhibition and/or pictures journalists can contact Nicolette Enkefirstname.lastname@example.org
‘Out of Sight’ is supported by the Netherlands Culture Fund and Prince Claus Fund.
The exhibition in the De Appel is a component of the Amsterdam China Festival, which is being held from September 30 through October 25, 2005. www.amsterdamchinafestival.nl. The exhibition ‘Out of Sight’ last from 7 October through 20 November.
De Appel, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10, Amsterdam
Open: Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-18 p.m.