Thursday, September 2, 2010

Shanghai Artist Battle

Dyce Productions is bringing the Artist Battle (cousin of Rap Battle and Yo Momma Battle) to Shanghai.

The artist battle is a competition in which visual artists of any medium and genre are welcome to participate. Artists compete against one another by fabricating art in a live performance for cash prizes. The attending audience judges the competition by voting for their favorite artist(s).

Come get involved! Fine art as entertainment!
Artists will have three(3) hours –AND ONLY 3 HOURS!!!- to complete their entire piece of artwork.

The Battle will be on Friday October 22, 2010 from 8-11pm (artists should arrive at least an hour early to get set up) The winners will be announced at midnight.

Thirty local artists will “battle” for a ¥2000 grand prize. Each artist has 3 hours to complete an original piece of artwork to be judged by audience votes.

What kind of artwork? Any medium the artist chooses to use. Ice sculpture, junk sculpture, painting, culinary arts, body painting, folk art, and more! The possibilities are only limited by the artists’ creativity.

This unique event is the first time that programming of this sort has been done in Shanghai. The placement within an urban neighborhood will showcase the raw potential of both the artists, and the success of The Bund redevelopment. With a little ‘out of the box’ thinking ‘Artist Battle’ works to promote The Bund as a vibrant place for creativity, community, and culture.

1st place prize is ¥2000rmb, 2nd is ¥750, and 3rd place is ¥250.
The entry cost for artists is ¥100rmb. This is what constitutes the prize money.

When: October 22, 8 to 11pm
Where: House of Roosevelt at No.27 on The Bund

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Xu Di's Seafood Philosophy

Because the quality of seafood is difficult to maintain, its value is temporary. No matter how expensive it is, the next day it’s worth nothing when it’s gone bad. This characteristic piqued my interest. It’s like emotion, fame, or principles -- fleeting and fragile.
- from an interview with CityWeekend

Xu Di's Vivid as Fruit photography show is on exhibit at Vanguard Gallery from September 3 - October 10, 2010.

Address : Room 204, Bldg 4A, 50 Moganshan Lu
Phone: 5252-2551, 6299-3523

ArtHub | Curatorial Presentations

Please join us for a low-key curatorial session in about a month in Shanghai, on Friday September 17, from 10.00 until approx. 15.00, during which the de Appel Curatorial Programme participants will present themselves and their past exhibition work from their respective contexts. If you want see and respond to their work and share your curatorial past, present or upcoming work or ideas, please do let us know. The presentations do not have to be more than 10–15 minutes.

Six of the participants are from India, Canada, France, Argentina, Australia and the Netherlands. They will be traveling to South Korea (Gwangju, Seoul and Busan), Taiwan (Taipei) as well as China (Shanghai and Beijing) for their research trip. For many of them, it’s the first time visiting any of these countries.

It is pretty DIY affair with space limited for participants. Lunch will be provided. Arthub Directors Defne Ayas and Davide Quadrio will be on site.

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