AboutThe first initiative of its kind in the United States, the Asia Society Triennial is a festival of art, ideas, and innovation that focuses on contemporary art from and about Asia and the diaspora. The inaugural edition of the Triennial features more than forty artists working across disciplines from more than twenty countries. The title, We Do Not Dream Alone, is inspired by a line in Yoko Ono’s 1964 publication, Grapefruit—“A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality”—suggesting much-needed solace through the healing potential of art to unite and empower.
VenuesThe Asia Society Triennial takes place at Asia Society Museum, the Park Avenue Malls at East 70th Street, and Times Square Arts. Collateral events are hosted by institutions including the New-York Historical Society and Asia Society Hong Kong. With programs and exhibitions at multiple venues, the Triennial is accessible to broad audiences while providing a unique foundation from which featured artists create site-specific commissioned projects.The Asia Society Triennial is cocurated by Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, vice president for global artistic programs at Asia Society, director of Asia Society Museum, and artistic director of the Triennial; and Boon Hui Tan, founding artistic director of the Triennial.The full list of participating artists is as follows:Hamra Abbas, Ghiora Aharoni, Song-Ming Ang, Reza Aramesh, Christine Ay Tjoe, Mina Cheon, Cheuk Wing Nam, Daniel Crooks, Vibha Galhotra, Kyungah Ham, Joyce Ho, Susie Ibarra, Abir Karmakar, Kimsooja, Lao Tongli, Dinh Q. Lê, Li Jianjun, Minouk Lim, Lu Yang, Luxury Logico Collective (Chang Geng Hwa, Chang Keung-Hau, Chen Chih Chien, and Lin Kun Ying), Prabhavathi Meppayil, Mountain River Jump! (Huang He and Huang Shan), Kevork Mourad, Nasim Nasr, Jordan Nassar, Hetain Patel, Anne Samat, anGie seah, Shahzia Sikander, Arpita Singh, Samita Sinha, Sun Xun, Melati Suryodarmo, teamLab Collective (Toshiyuki Inoko), Natee Utarit, Jason Wee, Wen Hui, Xu Bing, Xu Zhen®, Ken + Julia Yonetani (Ken Yonetani and Julia Yonetani)
Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms: Legends in Human World
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卡牌 / 可占卜录像装置 / 人造火焰，装置整体装置尺寸可变Divination cards / divination video installation / man-made fire, installation dimensions variable 动物成语占卜卡49张一套的占卜卡牌，每张卡牌8.2×12.8 cm Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms A set of 49 divination cards, each 8.2×12.8cmHigh Speed Divination : Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms Single-channel video, silent, 3'17", looped山河跳！选取了汉语中与动物有关的常用成语、俗语，重新设计制作成用以占卜或给人以当下启示的49张纸牌，从中我们可以看到中国古人是怎样以动物来比喻人的处境，同样的类比方式在《周易》中也有体现。49张卡分为7组，从“龙生九子”开始，到“乌飞兔走”描述时间飞逝结束，有个体的成长、历练与循环之意。纸牌占卜的方式在今天同处流行文化与神秘文化的塔罗牌里常见，而中文的“卜筮”、卜问也有源远流长的历史。山河跳！以“纸牌”这种轻质和图形化的方式测试东方文化基因和“占卜”结合的结果，也传达对泛个人的心理需要、叙事方式的好奇。Mountain River Jump! has chosen 49 Chinese animal idioms from dictionary, then illustrated for them and made them into 49 divinatory cards. We can see how our ancestors described human’s situation through animal idioms, while this kind of metaphors can be also found in Zhou Yi. Mountain River Jump! is using Cards of Chinese Animal Idioms to see what will come out when eastern cultural genes mix with fortunetelling in the context of contemporary world .
山河跳！由1985年出生的双胞胎艺术家黄山、黄河于2016年组成，其创作载体多样，常以“问卜”作为行为测验艺术媒介的可能性，与观众进行内在层面的互动，并以东方神秘学、民俗学撬动种种当下议题，关注神话线索在日常语境中的体现，尝试对现实进行“精神分析”，反思现代中国的文化唯物主义及心理现状。黄山、黄河现工作生活于佛山。山河跳！近期参与项目包括：首届亚洲协会三年展第二部分，纽约，2021；中国当代艺术年鉴展2019，深圳坪山美术馆；More, More, More上海油罐艺术中心；日本东京惠比寿映像祭地域连携项目 2020；惊雷与沉香，广州画廊等等。山河跳！的创作曾为《亚太艺术》第108期、艺术论坛网站等媒体介绍。Mountain River Jump! is an artist duo founded in 2016 by twin sisters Huang Shan and Huang He, who were born in 1985. The duo has a variety of creative formats in art, often applying "divination consulting" as a performance to examine the potential of such art medium, and to interact with the audience at the intrinsic level. With their studies into Oriental mysticism and folklore, the artists pry open various topics of our contemporary society. They pay attention to the embodiment of mythological clues in a daily context, attempting to carry out "psychoanalysis" of the reality, and reflecting on the materialist culture within modern China and its psychological status. Huang Shan and Huang He presently work and live in Foshan, Guangdong. The Recent participated projects of Mountain River Jump! include: the second part of We Do Not Dream Alone, Asia Society Triennial, New York, 2021; The Exhibition of Annual of Contemporary Art of China 2019, Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen; More, More, More, Tank Shanghai; Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2020, Regional Cooperation Programme, Tokyo; A Thunder and Eaglewood, Canton Gallery, Guangzhou. Their practice was introduced by ArtAsiaPacific issue 108, ArtForum online ,etc.