Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art

50th Venice Biennale
15 June - 2 November 2003

Venice / 2003 / Report / Dreams & Conflicts

Z.O.U. - Zone of Urgency

Exhibition room - overview

Exhibition hall

Sora Kim & Gimhongsoh

Kim & Gimhongsoh

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Maria Isabel Aquilizan

A.J. & M.I. Aquilizan

Arsenale di Venezia,
see the map

Curator: Hou Hanru

Artists/groups:

Yung Ho Chang &
Atelier FCJZ

Adel Abdessemed

Alfredo Juan Aquilizan & Maria Isabel Aquilizan

Atelier Bow-Wow &
Momoya Kaijima

Campement Urbain

Canton Express

Jota Castro

Young-Hae Chang
Heavy Industries

Shu Lea Cheang

Heri Dono

Gu Dexin

Huang Yong Ping

Joo Jae-Hwan

Sora Kim & Gimhongsoh

Surasi Kusolwong

Kyupi-Kyupi

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Tadaso Takamine

Tsang Tsou-choi

Wong Hoy Cheong

Yan Lei & Fu Jie

Yan Pei-Ming

Yang Zhengzhou

Zhang Peili

Zhu Jia

For biographical data,
see the press release

Jota Castro

Jota Castro

Huang Yong Ping

Huang Yong Ping

Tsang Tsou-choi

Tsang Tsou-choi

Heri Dono

Heri Dono

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

Young-Hae Chang

Wong Hoy Cheong

Wong Hoy Cheong

Hou Hanru

Hou Hanru

Shu Lea Cheang

Shu Lea Cheang

Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Yan Pei-Ming, Zheng Guogu

Tsuyoshi Ozawa
Yan Pei-Ming
Zheng Guogu

Tadaso Takamine

Tadaso Takamine

Lin Yilin

Lin Yilin

For a long time, Chinese curator Hou Hanru (who lives in France) has been concerned with the explosive expansion of today’s megalopolises, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. Hence, together with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, he curated the exhibition "Cities on the Move" (which started in 1997).

He now once again focuses on this thematic area. Hou Hanru says that the cities are "zones of urgency ", in the sense that they have "become a collage of zones created out of urgent demands instead of regular planning". Artists, intellectuals and other activists, together with architects and urban planners, attempt to react to this with corresponding projects and actions. In the process, a new type of art is created which becomes an essential element in the redefinition of contemporary culture and ways of life.

Hou Hanru wants Z.O.U. to be understood as a project in which a quick-moving, interactive trend in experimental art articulates itself. Such art practices, usually interventionist or performance-based, become real forces of social transformation and develop alternative strategies of resistance.

A number of participants from Europe and other parts of the world were invited, in addition to the Asian participants who make up the majority. This fact should emphasize that the "urgency" is global.

See the text by the curator, and the list of artists including biographical data (press information).

 

Artists of this exhibition in Universes in Universe:

Young-Hae Chang

Heri Dono

Gu Dexin

Surasi Kusolwong

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Wong Hoy Cheong

Zhang Peili

Hou Hanru

Interview, living in time, 2001

Interview, 2nd Biennale Johannesburg, 1997

More information by Universes in Universe:

Asia: Art
The visual arts of Asia in Universes in Universe.

Asia: Artist's index
The artists from Asia in Universes in Universe.

Asia: Curators
Curators with exhibitions and projects included in Universes in Universe.

AWAS! Recent Art from Indonesia
14 artists, tour, Berlin 2001

living in time
29 artists from China, Berlin 2001

Text & Subtext
22 contemporary Asian women artists

Country archives, "Nafas. Art Magazine"

Indonesia

Malaysia

 

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