友谊生意 Friendship Business
林科 Lin Ke
胡向前 Hu Xiangqian
Rm 101, building No.10, Quantang Rd No.38, Haizhu Dist, Guangzhou, China
As soon as I walked in, I saw a row of Japanese-style tatami mats on the ground, with a strip of wooden coffee tables on them, and tea sets on the coffee tables. The water was boiled, waiting for you to sit down. However, you don't tend to sit down but eagerly wanted to watch the exhibition and the works. There is nothing wrong with this.
Then, on the white wall to the right, five pictures are neatly pasted, A3 size, one meter apart. You approached, picked one randomly, took a closer look, and found that it was a piece of ordinary printing paper printed at the street printing shop, the color was a bit whitish, and there were still small inkjet spots. These watercolor paintings are arbitrarily chic and wild in color.
Turning around, on the front, there is a removable whiteboard, 1.9 meters high and 1.2 meters long. The whiteboard is covered with printed watercolor paintings. The size is about the same as the one you just saw, fixed with a small magnet.
Moving again, there is a black sticker on the wall on the left with a website address. Take out your phone and check it. The price of the paintings you just saw is ￥30,000 each. You click to buy. One afternoon about a week later, a courier knocked on the door and delivered you the picture you bought earlier. Tear open the packaging box and carefully hold the picture in the palm of your hand. The picture frame is made of frosted acrylic and fitted with non-reflective glass.
If you are shy, don't worry, this exhibition also has a plan for you. On the next table, there is a pile of printed copies that you can take it with you, but please, one for each person.
The camera turns, on the beach of a high-end hotel in Sanya, two middle-aged men in good shape, holding red wine glasses in their hands, proudly celebrate their business success.
This picture is so beautiful.
In fact, this exhibition once had another format, in which experts pretended to discuss issues online and offline.
However, the artist is not satisfied with discussion, he wants to act. He called and asked the gallery to buy papers and paints. Finally, he said, I can just bring a pen.
So, the walls of the gallery were covered with the fancy watercolor paper he requested, and there was a ladder next to it. With a pen in his hand, the artist climbed up and down, painting with sweat. The gallery owner looked at it with a smile while touching his white beard, says, Yes, come on, we will succeed soon.
The camera turns again. On the beach of a high-end hotel in Sanya, two middle-aged men in good shape toast the red wine glasses in their hands again, celebrating their business success again.
关于艺术家 About Artist
从2010年开始, 林科将自己变成自己的实验对象，投身于计算机时代的行为艺术之中。林科将笔记本电脑作为其艺术工作室，从计算机软件和互联网中提取素材作为其艺术作品的素材与形式。他主要的作品形式为装置、图像、声音、文字、视频和 电脑绘画。
他的个展包括：“悬浮诗集”，RIverside，杭州，中国（2020）；“维度的边界”，浙江美术馆，杭州，中国（2020）；“天空绘画”，Bank，上海，中国（2019）；“Like Me”，Bank，上海，中国（2016）；“L in K”，杨画廊，北京，中国（2014）。他参加的群展有：“非物质/再物质”：计算机艺术简史，UCCA，北京，中国（2020）；“绵延：变动中的中国艺术”，北京民生现代美术馆，北京，中国（2020）；“自由联接”，OCAT上海，上海，中国（2020）；“浮云的根-此岸”，OCAT南京，南京，中国（2019）；“步履不停”，上海多伦现代美术馆，上海，中国（2019）；“客人的到来”，PSA，上海，中国（2019）；“Lin Ke”，Ikon Gallery，伯明翰，英国（2019）；“Chinternet Ugly”，曼切斯特华人艺术中心，曼切斯特，英国（2019）；“重蹈现实”，OCAT上海，上海，中国（2019），第六届广州三年展，广东美术馆，广州，中国（2018），克利夫兰三年展，克利夫兰当代艺术博物馆，克利夫兰，美国（2018）。
Lin Ke was born in 1984, Zhejiang, China, graduated from the New Media Art Department of The China Academy of Art in 2008, currently based in Shanghai.
Since 2010, Lin Ke has turned his attention to the behavioral science of the computer age by making himself his own Guinea pig. Converting his laptop into a studio, Lin extracts material from computer software and the Internet as the fodder and form of his art. His work takes the form of installation, image, sound, text, video and computer painting.
Lin Ke is also an original member of the collective, Double Fly Art Center.
His solo show include: “Xuan Fu Shi Ji”, Riverside, Hangzhou, China (2020), “The Boundary of Dimensions”, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (2020), “Sky Painting”, Bank, Shanghai, China (2019), “Like Me”, Bank, Shanghai, China (2016), “L in K”, GalleryYang, Beijing, China (2014). His works also in: “Immaterial / Re-material”, A Brief History of Computing Art, UCCA, Beijing China (2020), “Duration”, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2020), “UN/CONVENTIONAL”, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2020), “Roots of Clouds Adrift-Temporality”, OCAT Nanjing, Nanjing, China (2019), “A Turning Moment”, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Art, Shanghai, China (2019), “The Return of Guests”, PSA, Shanghai, China (2019), “Lin Ke”, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2019), “Chinternet Ugly”, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK (2019), “Remapping Reality”, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2019), The 6th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2018), FRONT International, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, USA (2018).