40+4 ART IS NOT ENOUGH! NOT ENOUGH!

An interactive panoramic documentary film installation

What is the situation of the artistic development in Shanghai?

What are the positions of artists in that?

How do artists perceive themselves in this fast changing context and art economy?

40+4 Art Is Not Enough! Not Enough! is the first ever interactive panoramic video installation about art in China. Essentially, it is a series of videotaped interviews, by Davide Quadrio, Lothar Spree and Xiaowen Zhu, with forty Shanghai-based artists, dealing not with artwork per se, but rather with how artists themselves perceive their activity, their role and position in a changing, post-conventional society. It seeks to “map out” some of the contours of the city’s artistic imagination, providing a cartography of the force fields of its subjectivities. Above and beyond an unsparingly critical, and at times partisan analysis of artistic imaginaries, it provides a heuristic focus on the urban subjectivities of one of the contemporary world’s most intense urban experiments—Shanghai.
 

The PanoramaScreen version of 40+4 was created in collaboration with ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe through Xiaowen Zhu's participation in the artist residency programme at the museum in 2010 and 2011. 40+4 is part of the museum's permanent collection.


This project is supported by Arthub Asia, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina , and ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe.

Interviewed artists include: Shen Fan, Zhang Enli, Shi Yong, Yu Youhan, Zhou Tiehai, Huang Yuanqing, Xu Zhen, Huang Kui, Yang Fudong, Lu Chunsheng, Liang Yue, Liu Jianhua, Li Shan, Zhang Ding, Tang Maohong, Wang Xingwei, Song Tao, Lao Jin Feng, Hu Jieming, Xiang Liqing, Yang Zhenzhong, Ding Yi, Luo Yongjin, Qiu Anxiong, Xu Longbao, Wang Tiande, Zhu Julan, Song Haidong, Gu Wenda, Li Xiangyang, Gong Ya , Li Lei, Liu Dahong, Wang Nanming, Yu Xiaofu, Zhang Peicheng, Qiu Dexiu, Yang Hui, Zhang Haitian.

© Davide Quadrio | Lothar Spree | Zhu Xiaowen 2010

IMAGES | STILLS
EXHIBITIONS | SCREENINGS

 

40+4 Art Is Not Enough! Not Enough! – Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, China, August 8 - August 27, 2014

Move on Asia - Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012, ZKM | Center for Art and Media– Karlsruhe, Germany, 02.09–08.04, 2013

THERE IS NO WHY, SOLO EXHIBITION, The Arcade Gallery – San Pedro, USA 09.06-09.25, 2013

RUN RUN SHAW CREATIVE MEDIA CENTRE SUMMER FESTIVAL, Hongkong 22.5.2013 - 22.6.2013

"Double Infinity", Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 2010
"Double Infinity", Shanghai EXPO Dutch Cultural Center, Shanghai, China, 2010

“Reversed Images” Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Chicago, USA, 2009
“China! China! China!” Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK, 2009

“Cina! Cina! Cina!” Strozzina Art Space, Florence, Italy, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

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