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Date: 2009-12-17

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With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen about to reach its makeor-break finale, now is an ideal time to visit Three Shadows Contemporary Photography Art Centre's current exhibition, "We Are the World (WATW): Photography from China and the Netherlands," on view through Jan. 28. Co-organized by Three Shadows and Paradox, an art space in Edam, Holland, WATW brings together seven artists from each country working in photography, video, and related media in order to examine economic growth, ecological degradation, and personal alienation — interrelated phenomena that are hallmarks of our current decade. Borrowing its title from the popular 1985 song written to bring attention to the Ethiopian famine, WATW is less bleak than alarming, presenting a variety of artistic responses that can be roughly divided into two camps, with some projects focusing on the sites of urban development and consumer culture, while others attempt to humanize the plebeians who make it all possible. In the former category is Jin Jiangbo's series of Inkjet prints, Ah, Shanghai (2009), which documents a city in flux, focusing on the construction taking place as Shanghai prepares for the 2010 World Expo. Reminiscent of Beijing's manic pre-Olympic facelift, Jin's images highlight the desire to welcome the world while raising questions about the cost. Documentary filmmaker and photographer Zhao Liang's contribution to the show, River (2005–08), is a multi-channel video installation of sublime, disturbing beauty, depicting a flow of detritus — dead fish, flower petals, garbage — as it drifts downstream, caught in the reflections of a dazzling sky that play on the water's surface. (Zhao, whose work is steadily gaining international recognition, also has a solo exhibition of video works opening this week at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.) Frank van der Salm's C-prints cast a cold, distant eye on the architectural facades and interiors of spaces like factories and business plazas, evoking the work of Andreas Gursky with its formal symmetry and sharp focus. For the most part, there are no figures in these works; instead, they train our eyes on the surreal landscapes that both reflect and shape us. Song Chao's "Coal Miners" series (2002–07) is among those projects in the show that illuminate the human side of development and exchange, bringing together portraits of miners working in Shandong Province with images of their families and the landscape itself, helping viewers to understand the economic and emotional realities and environmental consequences linking all three. Jacqueline Hassink's C-prints and video works depict car shows in different cities around the world, with a particular interest in the use of female models — costumed human props meant to add sex appeal to the shining, lifeless hunks of metal they pose alongside. Hassnick's work has resonance in China at a time when the country has just surpassed the U.S. in auto sales and the purchase of a new car seems to many an essential rite of passage. Throughout the gallery, animated black-and-white video projections such as "Desertification This Year (Hectares)" and "Days to the End of Oil," designed to contextualize the art and underscore its urgency, present simple graphics and ever-changing figures. Timely and topical, "We Are the World" argues for our shared responsibility in assessing and addressing our patterns of consumption and their ramifications for both the individual and the planet. While decisions are being made Copenhagen, WATW suggests that our personal responses to the current crisis will begin, in part, with acts of the imagination [editor] Elemy Liu

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BEIJING—With the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen about to reach its make-or-break finale, now is an ideal time to visit Three Shadows Contemporary Photography Art Centre’s current exhibition, "We Are the World (WATW): Photography from China and the Netherlands," on view through Jan. 28. Coorganized by Three Shadows and Paradox, an art space in Edam, Holland, WATW brings together seven artists from each country working in photography, video, and related media in order to examine economic growth, ecological degradation, and personal alienation — interrelated phenomena that are hallmarks of our current decade. Borrowing its title from the popular 1985 song written to bring attention to the Ethiopian famine, WATW is less bleak than alarming, presenting a variety of artistic responses that can be roughly divided into two camps, with some projects focusing on the sites of urban development and consumer culture, while others attempt to humanize the plebeians who make it all possible. In the former category is Jin Jiangbo’s series of Inkjet prints, Ah, Shanghai (2009), which documents a city in flux, focusing on the construction taking place as Shanghai prepares for the 2010 World Expo. Reminiscent of Beijing’s manic pre-Olympic facelift, Jin’s images highlight the desire to welcome the world while raising questions about the cost. Documentary filmmaker and photographer Zhao Liang’s contribution to the show, River (2005–08), is a multi-channel video installation of sublime, disturbing beauty, depicting a flow of detritus — dead fish, flower petals, garbage — as it drifts downstream, caught in the reflections of a dazzling sky that play on the water’s surface. (Zhao, whose work is steadily gaining international recognition, also has a solo exhibition of video works opening this week at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.) Frank van der Salm’s C-prints cast a cold, distant eye on the architectural facades and interiors of spaces like factories and business plazas, evoking the work of Andreas Gursky with its formal symmetry and sharp focus. For the most part, there are no figures in these works; instead, they train our eyes on the landscapes that both reflect and shape us. Song Chao’s "Coal Miners" series (2002–07) is among those projects in the show that illuminate the human side of development and exchange, bringing together portraits of miners working in Shandong Province with images of their families and the landscape itself, helping viewers to understand the economic and emotional realities and environmental consequences linking all three. Jacqueline Hassink’s Cprints and video works depict car shows in different cities around the world, with a particular interest in the use of female models — costumed human props meant to add sex appeal to the shining, lifeless hunks of metal they pose alongside. Hassnick’s work has resonance in China at a time when the country has just surpassed the U.S. in auto sales and the purchase of a new car seems to many an essential rite of passage.

Like what you see? Sign up for ARTINFO's weekly newsletter to get the latest on the market, emerging artists, auctions, galleries, museums, and more. Throughout the gallery, animated black-and-white video projections such as “Desertification This Year (Hectares)” and “Days to the End of Oil,” designed to contextualize the art and underscore its urgency, present simple graphics and ever-changing figures. Timely and topical, “We Are the World” argues for our shared responsibility in assessing and addressing our patterns of consumption and their ramifications for both the individual and the planet. While decisions are being made Copenhagen, WATW suggests that our personal responses to the current crisis will begin, in part, with acts of the imagination.

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All 8,730 exhibitions SCHEDULE TYPE GEOGRAPHICALLY ongoing | upcoming | '10 | '09 | '08 | '07 | '06 | '05 | '04 | '03 | '02 | earlier 150 EXHIBITIONS ARE GOING ON ... CLOSES TODAY (7) Himalaya Project - Wang Jianwei & Nalani Malani (group) 11.21 - 01.24 Arario Gallery (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (0) (19) (0) (0) Small is Beautiful : A Small Sculpture Exhibition (group) 11.28 - 01.24 Leo Gallery (Shanghai, China) (1) (15) (0) (2) Winter Exhibition (group) 11.28 - 01.24 Ifa Gallery (Shanghai, China) (1) (8) (0) (5) Asymmetry Shadow - Kazuya Yamamoto Solo Exhibition (group) 11.20 - 01.24 Noda Contemporary Gallery (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (0) (8) (0) (0)

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Lost in Wonderland - Yang Maolin Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.26 - 01.24 Lin & Lin Gallery (Taipei) (Taibei, China) (0) (0) (0) (3) ... closes in 4 day(s) Nov 28, 2009 - Jan 28, 2010 Nov 28, 2009, 14:00, Saturday Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, China) Cai Meng, Tung Stephanie, Bas Vroege Chen Xiao, Jacqueline Hassink, Jin Jiangbo, Wassink Lundgren, Mo Yi, Theo Niekus, Song Chao, Ad Van Denderen, Gerald Van der Kaap, Frank Van der Salm, Henk Wildschut, Xiong Wenyun, Zeng Han, Zhao Liang Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, China)

SHARE EXHIBITION SYNOPSIS WATW We Are the World: Photography from China and the Netherlands WATW is short for We Are The World. The song (written by Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson) was originally written for a 1985 campaign against famine in Ethiopia, and later hijacked for a multitude of purposes, commercial as well as non-commercial, addressing the issues of solidarity as well as mutual responsibility. In the framework of this 2009/2010 traveling exhibition, a collaboration between the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, CN) and Paradox (Edam, NL), the title refers to mutual responsibility: shared responsibility for the highly complex, culturally, economically and socially interrelated world we are living in. Over-consumption in one part of the world creates economic growth in another (as well as migration, pollution, etc). The current worldwide crisis has made us increasingly aware of the fact that the Chinese trade balance surplus has been, and will be financing US debt out of necessity, feeding further growth. Yet the explosive demand for the energy necessary to fuel global consumption, not to forget China’s booming internal market, has lead to the dramatic increase in CO2 emissions that will eventually kill us all. In other words: our lives, economies and futures are more strongly linked than ever before. Escaping the doom scenario scores high on the priority lists of scientists and an increasing number of politicians. Economists have also started formulating the characteristics of a post-growth society, challenging the seemingly ubiquitous need for economic growth, pointing at the fact that (at a certain income level) materialism is toxic to happiness. The exhibition WATW is illustrates various aspects of our globalised, consumption driven world and combines the works of Chinese and Dutch photographers and artists in a traveling show that can be defined as a montage of artistic, journalistic, and scientific observations. The works will be presented in an experimental, provocative manner, combining them with text excerpts and charts. The area covered by WATW is vast, ranging from economic growth, the environment, energy production to capital flows, migration, consumption, etc. The most important idea is that all these phenomena are linked and that we have a global, shared responsibility to cope with them. The world we share is a roller coaster that we, ranging from individuals to NGOs, multinational corporations or governments have only limited control over. The works of the artists/photographers in the show do not serve as mere illustrations. They function as separate units in the exhibition, expressing the concerns and interests raised by individual artists, reflecting on various aspects of the world around them. Yet they also interact with one another as well as with the graphs, real-time newsfeeds and informational components that will be projected on large billboards in the space added by the curatorial and design team. Upon closing at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, the exhibition will travel to the Dutch Cultural Centre during the Shanghai World Exhibition in 2010. WATW was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Netherlands China Art Foundation, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the Royal Dutch Embassy in Beijing. ON-SCENE (13)

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- Liu Zhiquan, Ye Jianguang, Zhou Wen Group Exhibition (group) 01.10 - 02.06 Muma Art (Guangdong) (Guangzhou, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Image as Still Life - Zha Ba Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.10 - 02.06 Mi Space (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Fantastic Illusions - Media Art Exhibition of Chinese and Belgian Artists (Belgian) (intl event) 11.14 - 02.07 Arts Centre Buda Kortrijk (Belgium) (1) (29) (0) (0) People's Park - Cao Yingbin Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.14 - 02.07 F2 Gallery (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Seeing One's Own Eyes - Middle East Contemporary Art Exhibition (group) 12.04 - 02.07 S.M.A.K., Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst (Gent, Belgium) (0) (0) (0) (0) Dust - Zhang Yuan Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.19 - 02.07 Anni Art (Beijing, China) (0) (11) (0) (16) Moins Que L'Infini (group) 01.16 - 02.07 am Space (Shanghai, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Economies of Scale - An Exhibition of paintings by Jon Burgerman (solo) 10.25 - 02.08 Deshan Art Space (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Beautiful Creatures - Zhao Xiaojia Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.29 - 02.09 Gaodi Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Link (group) 01.09 - 02.09 Ming Yuan Center Art (Shanghai, China) (0) (41) (0) (0) The Highest Excellence as Water - Gao Er Yan Song Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.23 - 02.10 Art Archives & Warehouse (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Angel in City - Xiong Yu’s Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.18 - 02.10 PIFO New Art Studios (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Koong-Koong - Xiong Wenyun Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.10 - 02.10 Ldx Contemporary Art Center (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) O Time Zone Party (group) 12.31 - 02.10 Visual Space (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Mirrored - Contemporary Chinese Art Show (group) 11.29 - 02.18 True Color Museum (Suzhou, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Propaganda - Hung-Chih Peng Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.28 - 02.18 Art ISSUE PROJECTS (China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Painting at Presence - Zhang Siyong’s Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.16 - 02.20 New Millennium Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (1) (13) Useful Life (group) 09.11 - 02.21 Muhka, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, (Antwerp, Belgium) (0) (0) (0) (0)

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The Monkey Pond, Screaming in a Bucket & Other Stories - Hans van Bentem & Adriaan Rees Exhibition (group) 10.31 - 02.21 C-Space (Beijing, China) (0) (10) (0) (0) R/evolution II (group) 01.02 - 02.21 Tina Keng Gallery (Taipei) (Taibei, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Schoeber,Dott. Felix, Dong Zhijun Group Exhibition (group) 01.10 - 02.21 Muma Art (Guangdong) (Guangzhou, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Form & Imagery - Huang Yuanqing’s Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.23 - 02.22 Z-art Center (Shanghai, China) (0) (0) (0) (28) Horizon - Liu Jianhua Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.19 - 02.25 Beijing Commune (Beijing, China) (1) (14) (0) (0) Set Free - Bobby Sham Photography Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.05 - 02.26 Me Photo Art Gallery (China) (1) (8) (0) (20) Dong Gallery New Art Show (group) 01.02 - 02.26 Dong Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (4) Four Choices for You (group) 01.15 - 02.26 Shanghai Eastlink Gallery (Shanghai, China) (1) (15) (0) (0) So Many Years Group Exhibition (group) 01.16 - 02.26 Aura Gallery (Beijing 1) (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (3) Zhang Enli Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.14 - 02.27 Hauser & Wirth Gallery 1 (London) (London (England), United Kingdom) (0) (24) (0) (0) Things from the gallery warehouse 2 (group) 12.19 - 02.27 ShanghART Gallery H Space (Shanghai, China) (1) (15) (0) (0) Real-Life Fairy Tales - Female Artists Group Show (group) 11.07 - 02.28 Beyond Art Space (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (4) Antony Gormley - Another Singularity (solo) 10.10 - 02.28 Galleria Continua (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (1) (9) (0) (0) Labyrinth Ⅲ2: Dangerous Liaisons (group) 12.05 - 02.28 Li Gallery (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (1) (1) Breaking Forecast: 8 Key Figures of China's New Generation Artists (group) 11.17 - 02.28 Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (1) (15) (0) (0) Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love - Bai Yiluo Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.28 - 02.28 Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan) (0) (0) (0) (0) 3D City: Future China (group) 11.29 - 02.28 Beijing Center for the Arts (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Touch - Veikko Hirvimäki’s Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.13 - 02.28 Aye Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (16) (0) (12) A Second History - Zhang Dali Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.12 - 02.28 SZ Art Center (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) She’s Vision - 2009 International Contemporary Female Artists Exhibition (group) 12.02 - 02.28 Chongqing Jiang Shan Art Museum (Chongqing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Danser la Musique 2000 (solo) 12.06 - 02.28 140sqm Gallery (Shanghai, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) New Year Exhibition (group) 12.19 - 02.28 Shun Gallery (Shanghai) (Shanghai, China) (0) (12) (0) (0) Dazzled and Enchanted - New Age Animamix (intl event) 01.21 - 02.28 Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Animamix Biennial 2009-2010 (intl event) 12.05 - 02.28 (0) (0) (0) (0) Elirante Realidad - Ouka Leele Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.12 - 02.28 Consulate General of Spain in Shanghai (0) (0) (0) (0) Asian Landmark - Toyota Art Project (group) 01.16 - 02.28 Iberia Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Guan Hongchen's Oil Paintings Invitation Exhibition in Hong Kong (solo) 01.12 - 02.28 New Gallery on Old Bailey Gallery (Tianshui, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Head On (solo) 12.19 - 02.28 Red Gate Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (1) Remix Show (group) 01.09 - 02.28 Chang Art (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Mr. Tsujikawa Koichiro’s Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.09 - 02.28 Gallery Artside (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Spread - Produced by MadeIn (solo) 01.11 - 02.28 ShanghArt Gallery (Shanghai) (Shanghai, China) (1) (13) (0) (4) Winter Group Show (group) 01.09 - 02.28 ShanghART Gallery (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (10) Xiaohui Wang Anniversary Solo (solo) 01.17 - 02.28 Elisabeth de Brabant Art Center (Shanghai, China) (1) (9) (0) (0) Soft Death - Louie Cordero Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.16 - 02.28 Osage Gallery Limited (Hongkong) (China) (1) (0) (0) (2) Starry Sky of Shepherd‘s Eyes - Wu Xunmu Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.09 - 02.28 Xunmu Art Zone (Shanghai, China) (0) (8) (0) (0) Jean Louis Simeray Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.09 - 02.28 Uwantart The Gallery (Shanghai, China) (0) (1) (0) (0) Blueroof Diary - The Exhibition of Creation and Opusculum (group) 01.09 - 02.28 (0) (0) (0) (0) Leng Hong Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.09 - 02.28 High Gallery (Shanghai, China) (0) (6) (0) (0) Lin Junyan Works Exhibition (solo) 01.09 - 02.28 Bluephoenix New Media Arts (Shanghai, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) The World Through My Eyes - Ana Carlota Meirelles Photography Exhibition (solo) 01.22 - 02.28 XYZ Art Gallery (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Room Without A View - Beat Kuert Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.17 - 02.28 Newb Gallery (Shanghai, China) (1) (5) (0) (6) The Metamorphosis - International Contemporary Art Exhibition (group) 01.16 - 02.28 Other Gallery (Shanghai Space) (Shanghai, China) PREVIEW 2010 (group) 01.14 - 02.28 Wellside Gallery (Shanghai, China) I'm Working on Huge Paintings in Beijng (solo) 08.29 - 03.00 Mizuma and One Gallery (Beijing, China) (1) (13) (0) (6) Liang Shaoji Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.14 - 03.00 Prince Claus Fund (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (0) (0) (0) (0) 3nd MARY INN ! One Moment's Hero (group) 01.03 - 03.01 YUGONG YISHAN live house (China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Calmness is Power (group) 01.23 - 03.01 Original song Gallery (Shanghai, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Fine Art Prints Joint Exhibition (group) 01.23 - 03.05 Bigwarehouse Gallery (Shanghai, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Lactation period - Joint Exhibition of New Contemporary Artists (group) 01.16 - 03.05 Chantilly Art Center (Shanghai, China) (0) (0) (0) (1) Follow Heart - Solo Exhibition by Du Pingrang (solo) 01.16 - 03.05 Saint Pen Art Space (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Care To Dance? (group) 01.08 - 03.07 Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai, China) (1) (13) (0) (0) Crossing the Riverbed - The Exhibition of Yu Bogong (solo) 12.12 - 03.07 Magician Space (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Central Academy Of Fine Arts 60 years Drawing (group) 12.28 - 03.07 CAFA Art Museum (Beijing, China) (0) (25) (0) (0) Blography (group) 01.23 - 03.07 Osage Gallery Limited (Hongkong) (China) (1) (0) (0) (9) Iconoclasm - Radek Szlaga Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.23 - 03.07 White Space Beijing (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (2) Mind Effects (group) 01.23 - 03.07 White Space Beijing (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Clay Made of Sunshine - Su Bo Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.23 - 03.07 White Space Beijing (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (2) The Text of Lacquer Paintings - Shen Kelong Lacquer Painting Exhibition (solo) 01.23 - 03.10 Beijing Jindu Art Center (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Moving Mountains (group) 01.24 - 03.12 OFOTO Gallery (Shanghai) (Shanghai, China) We Are All the Future of the Earth - Zhang O Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.01 - 03.13 Pekin Fine Arts (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Make-Over (group) 01.23 - 03.13 Oriental Vista Gallery (Shanghai, China) (1) (29) (0) (2) TV Towers - 8,559 Meters of Politics and Architecture (group) 10.03 - 03.14 Deutsches Architektur Museum (Frankfurt/Main, Germany) (0) (0) (0) (0) The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT6) (group) 12.05 - 03.14 Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (Queenscliff, VIC, Australia) (0) (0) (0) (0) HuTong Play - Huang Kai Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.23 - 03.15 Amelie Art Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (1) (14) TAO HAU YUAN - Wu Shaoxiang Sculpcure Exhibition (solo) 11.21 - 03.18 (0) (0) (0) (0) Chen Jinfang Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.18 - 03.18 New World Art Center (Beijing) (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) The Possibility of Uncertainty - 798 and the Surrounding Community Youth Art Exhibition (group) 01.01 - 03.20 Song Zhuang Art Center (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) It's Not Sculpture (group) 01.16 - 03.20 Linda Gallery Beijing (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Traces of Life (group) 01.24 - 03.21 La Plantation Art Center (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) A Dreamer’s Variations - Liu Ren Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.23 - 03.21 Dun Gallery (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) 2010 New Year Fine Art Print Festival (group) 01.23 - 03.23 (1) (0) (0) (0) Tan Ping's New Etchings (solo) 01.23 - 03.23 Yun Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition (solo) 12.19 - 03.28 Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan) (0) (0) (0) (0) Ne Travaillez Jamais - Rirkrit Tiravanija Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.09 - 03.28 Tang Contemporary Art Centre (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Width Contemporary Art Exhibition (group) 11.30 - 03.30 Contemporary Museum of Art of Beijing (Beijing, China) (0) (10) (0) (0) Off Night - He Min Work Exhibition (solo) 01.01 - 03.31 XI Concept (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (6) Three Video Projects - Wang Qiongsong Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.23 - 04.12 Pekin Fine Arts (Beijing, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) Mirror, Mirror, Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self (solo) 10.22 - 05.08 Brigham Young University Museum of Art (Provo, UT, United States) (0) (0) (0) (0) The Dynasty of Colours - Xiaobai Su Solo Exhibition (solo) 11.29 - 05.24 Author Gallery Shanghai (Shanghai, China) (1) (0) (0) (0) The Dynasty of Colours - Xiaobai Su Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.17 - 05.24 (1) (0) (0) (0) Su Xiaobai Solo Exhibition (solo) 01.17 - 05.24 Raketenstation Hombroich (0) (0) (0) (0) A Conversation with Chicago: Contemporary Sculpture from China (group) 04.09 - 10.10 Millennium Park (United States) (1) (8) (0) (0) Textile Town Art Festival of Xi'An China (group) 10.30 - 11.02 (0) (0) (0) (0) Youth·Gardens - Group Exhibition of Wang Daishan, Xiao Fangkai (Beijing) (group) 11.03 - 11.26 Bridge Gallery (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Wang Nanfei Oil Paintings Collection (solo) 11.28 - 12.10 Can Art Center (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0) Imaginary Enemy - Du Yan, Lv Ying's Works (group) 01.10 - 01.31 Li - SPACE (Beijing, China) (0) (0) (0) (0)

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Group Show WATW - We Are the World: Photography from China and the Netherlands

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November 28th, 2009 - January 28th Opening: November 28th, 2009 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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> DESCRIPTION WATW is short for We Are The World. The song (written by Lionel Ritchie and Michael Jackson) was originally written for a 1985 campaign against famine in Ethiopia, and later hijacked for a multitude of purposes, commercial as well as non-commercial, addressing the issues of solidarity as well as mutual responsibility. In the framework of this 2009/2010 traveling exhibition, a collaboration between the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing, CN) and Paradox (Edam, NL), the title refers to mutual responsibility: shared responsibility for the highly complex, culturally, economically and socially interrelated world we are living in. Over-consumption in one part of the world creates economic growth in another (as well as migration, pollution, etc). The current worldwide crisis has made us increasingly aware of the fact that the Chinese trade balance surplus has been, and will be financing US debt out of necessity, feeding further growth. Yet the explosive demand for the energy necessary to fuel global consumption, not to forget China’s booming internal market, has lead to the dramatic increase in CO2 emissions that will eventually kill us all. In other words: our lives, economies and futures are more strongly linked than ever before. Escaping the doom scenario scores high on the priority lists of scientists and an increasing number of politicians. Economists have also started formulating the characteristics of a post-growth society, challenging the seemingly ubiquitous need for economic growth, pointing at the fact that (at a certain income level) materialism is toxic to happiness. The exhibition WATW is illustrates various aspects of our globalised, consumption driven world and combines the works of Chinese and Dutch photographers and artists in a traveling show that can be defined as a montage of artistic, journalistic, and scientific observations. The works will be presented in an experimental, provocative manner, combining them with text excerpts and charts. The area covered by WATW is vast, ranging from economic growth, the environment, energy production to capital flows, migration, consumption, etc. The most important idea is that all these phenomena are linked and that we have a global, shared responsibility to cope with them. The world we share is a roller coaster that we, ranging from individuals to NGOs, multinational corporations or governments have only limited control over. The works of the artists/photographers in the show do not serve as mere illustrations. They function as separate units in the exhibition, expressing the concerns and interests raised by individual artists, reflecting on various aspects of the world around them. Yet they also interact with one another as well as with the graphs, real-time newsfeeds and informational components that will be projected on large billboards in the space added by the curatorial and design team. Upon closing at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, the exhibition will travel to the Dutch Cultural Centre during the Shanghai World Exhibition in 2010. WATW was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Netherlands China Art Foundation, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, the Royal Dutch Embassy in Beijing. Graphic design: Kummer & Herrmann, spatial design: Jeroen de Vries, animations and webdesign: Antenna-men.

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