Date: 28 November – 04 December 2011
Venue: Outdoor art spaces of Xiaozhou Village, Youyou Gallery, and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
- 19:30 - 21:30, Monday 28 November 2011
Lecture: Roddy HUNTER, United Kingdom. Notes Toward The Eternal Network in the Era of Globalisation.
- 15:00, Wednesday 30 November 2011
Live action art: Roddy HUNTER, UK. Opium debt.
- 15:45, Thursday 1 December 2011
Live action art: Kai-Oi Jay YUNG, United Kingdom. Untitled.
- 15:00, Friday 2 December 2011
Live action art: Rainer PAGEL, UK. Tied to Riches.
- 14:00, Sunday 4 December 2011
Live action art: HUANG Xiaopeng. UK. Excuse me, degree has the neighbourhood already had no toilet? (video).
About Guangzhou Live 2011
Guangzhou Live is here and now, it is ephemeral, and it will present an art form where mind and body are ONE. Visual poetry mixed with life, expressed by artists with one motivation, that of being avant-garde and true to their art and to themselves. The criteria of the artistic selection at Guangzhou Live 11 are ”artistic excellence, courage, authenticity, presence, and originality".
Like last year, Guangzhou Live 2011 will present a selection of some of the most inspiring and important action artists on the international scene. Programme of the festival includes seminars/lectures, workshops, live action work presentations, etc. For more information, please visit www.guangzhoulive.org
Profile of participating UK artists
Roddy HUNTER, UK – lives and works in York
Born in Glasgow in 1970, Roddy Hunter is an artist, educator and writer based in York, England. He is Senior Lecturer and Head of Programme in Fine Arts at York St John University since 2007. He studied at the University of Glasgow before living and working in Kingston-upon-Hull as a member of Hull Time Based Arts between 1994-98 and in Dartington as Lecturer in Visual Performance and, later, Director of Art at the College of Arts between 1998-2007. He gained an MA (Contemporary Arts) from Nottingham Trent University in 1998. He is interested in aesthetics, pedagogy and the art of action in relation to social and urban realities.
Hunter works mainly in performance and installation arts practice. His work has featured at CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Trace: Installaction Artspace, Cardiff; Sculpture Square, Singapore; Site Gallery, Sheffield; etc. He has participated in festivals further throughout Europe as well as in North America, Asia and the Middle East.
His curatorial work includes 'Art. What is it good for?' (with Tracey Warr, Dartington, 2004), 'Span2' (with André Stitt, London, 2001) and 'Rootless ’97: The Nomad Domain' (with Hull Time Based Arts, 1997). Critical writings include monograph essays on Alastair MacLennan, John Newling, and André Stitt. Numerous public lectures, talks and workshops have been given internationally.
Rainer PAGEL, UK – lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rainer Pagel’s art practice developed from the 1970s in Hamburg and Belfast, very much under the influence of Bazon Brock, Max Bense and Joseph Beuys while in Germany, and Alastair MacLennan, Adrian Hall, Tony Hill and Dr Slavka Sverakova in Northern Ireland.
Being a student and a friend of Joseph Beuys, Rainer Pagel took part on the invitation of Beuys in the Northern Ireland workshop of the Documenta 6, Kassel, Germany 1977. He became a co-founder of Art and Research Exchange in Belfast, which was a key influence on the development of innovative art practice in Northern Ireland. In 2000, Rainer became a co-founder of Bbeyond, the performance art collective in Northern Ireland. He has presented performances in Belfast, Galway, Glasgow, London, Sete, Beiing and Venice in groups and solo shows.
At its core, Rainer’s art practice is a comment on belief systems, societal events, political developments, absurd ideas and conventions of communication and human interaction. Performance/live/action art allows him to use process to illustrate how our world changes while we're not looking, and how we then misinterpret what we have not seen but think we know intimately.
Kai-Oi Jay Yung, UK – lives and works in London
Kai-Oi Jay Yung (picture on the left) graduated from University of Dundee, BA (Hons) Fine Art, 2006 (1:1). Prior, Yung studied French at Sheffield University (2:1, 1999) working in public relations, and worked in London for clients from Microsoft to Warner Brothers and Sony.
Selected exhibitions include: Image Wars, Abrons Arts Centre, New York City; Tarot de Marseille, 1911-2011, JCCAC, Hong Kong; Sock Exchange, FACT; Far West, Arnolfini; Nightcomers, Istanbul Biennial; Art Bin, South London Gallery; Paradise Stories, Whitechapel Gallery, London; etc. Residencies include: Happy Stacking, China with Grizedale Arts & Vitamin Creative Space; Libya Exchange with British Council; Cove Park, Scotland; etc. Curatorial projects include Everbloom Pocket City Pollination with Eyebeam, New York and San Francisco-Hong Kong research funded by Arts Council England (ACE).
Gallery education is key to Yung’s participatory approach. She has devised, facilitated and led diverse workshops projects including Zaha Hadid Architects, Manchester International Festival and Contemporary Chinese Art and Globalisation (Cornerhouse), and Treasures (Tate Liverpool). Awards include: Professional Artist Development with Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester. Here she has also undertaken a residency and held an exhibition. Yung was selected Top 50 in Guardian/Courvoisier Future 500 awards and is invited as part of British Council’s National Charter TN2020 and Axis Choice Artist by its curatorial team. Panel discussion includes Living Between The Lines (Tate) and Interlace (Nottingham Art Gallery). She is a critical writer for publications such as A-N and freelance artist assessor for ACE. Coverage includes BBC, Sky Culture, South China Morning Post, A-N’s Future Forecast and European Magazine.
HUANG Xiaopeng, UK – currently lives and works in Guangzhou
Huang Xiaopeng is a video/ installation artist. Born in Shanxi, China in 1960, Huang graduated from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL with master’s degree in 1992.
The artist’s major exhibitions in 2011 include: Other Possible Worlds - Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin; Giorgio Andreotta Calo, Jalal Toufic, Huang Xiaopeng - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (England); Art in the Auditorium III - Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires.