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Farewell to Post-Colonialism , The Third Guangzhou Triennial
Group Exhibition Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou
Date: 09.06, 2008 - 11.16, 2008

Artists: Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL 阿彼察邦·韦拉斯哈古 |  FENG Mengbo 冯梦波 |  XU Zhen 徐震 |  YANG Fudong 杨福东 | 

Frontier of Cultural Politics
Laboratory of Art

Farewell to Post-Colonialism
6th Sept - 16th Nov 08

Office of the Guangzhou Triennial
Guangdong Museum of Art,
No. 38 Yanyu Road, Er-Sha Island,
Guangzhou, China 510105

http://www.gdmoa.org/gztriennial






Organizer: Guangdong Museum of Art
Co-Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Special Cooperation: Times Property
With the Special Support of:
Goethe-Institut China, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
With Special Thanks to: Pernod Ricard China
Curators: Gao Shiming, Sarat Maharaj, Chang Tsong-zung
Research Curators: Dorothee Albrecht, Sopawan Boonnimitra, Stina Edblom, Tamar Guimaraes, Guo Xiaoyan, Steven Lam, Khaled D. Ramadan
Opening preview: September 6th, 2008 (Saturday).

We are please to announce that preparations for the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial (GZ Triennial) is nearing completion, and we now look forward to welcoming our friends and professional colleagues at the exhibition opening on September 6th in Guangzhou.

For the curatorial discourse of this Triennial, we propose to say 'Farewell to Post-Colonialism'. This represents the theoretical basis from which we hope to explore our critical vision. The Triennial attempts to open new frontiers for creativity with a critical review of the role cultural discourses of Post-colonialism and Multi-culturalism has played in contemporary art. While affirming Post-colonialism's achievements in exposing hidden ideological agenda in society and inspiring new art, this Triennial also critically examines its limitations for creativity, and calls for a fresh start.

We hope to uncover elements of the paradoxical reality veiled by contemporary cultural discourse, to make contact with realms that slip through the cracks of well-worn concepts such as class, gender, tribe and hybridity. We hope to think together with artists and investigate through their practices to find what new modes and imaginative worlds are possible for art beyond those already heavily mapped out by socio-political discourses.

GZ Triennial will host 181 artists from over 40 countries around the world, including 50 films/videos from the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa under the projects "Middle East Channel", "East-South: Out of Sight" and "Africa: Personal Poetics".

Forums in Motion

The 7 "Forums in Motion" of the 3rd Triennial is a long expedition that traverses across a wide terrain of ideas which focus on Farewell to Post-Colonialism,Limits of Multi-Culturalism, Thinking Through the Visua,Artists' Questionnaire Session, Unpacking Projects-in-Progress , Anxiety of Creativity and Possible Worlds and Farewell to Post-colonialism — Towards a Post-Western Society?

The Triennial Exhibition

The Triennial Exhibition is structured into 4 sections:
1.Projects in Progress
2.Thinking Room
3.Free Radicals
4.Independent Projects:
1. 'Middle East Channel', curated by Khaled Ramadan.
2. 'East-South: Out of Sight', curated by Sopawan Boonnimitra.
3. 'Now in Coming', curated by Guo Xiaoyan and Cui Qiao.
4. 'Tea Pavilion', curated by Dorothee Albrecht.
5. 'Mornings in Mexicos', curated by Steven Lam and Tamar Guimaraes.
6. 'Mapping Currents for the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial', curated by Stina Edblom and Asia Art Archive.
7. 'Organising Mutation', curated by Leung Chi-wo and Tobias Berger.

Opening Program

Guangzhou
6th Sept
14:00 Press reception, Time Museum (Member of GDMoA)
15:00 GZ Triennial Opening at Time Museu
16:00 (Time Museum) Garcia Verlarde (performance)
9:40 (GDMoA) Daniel Malone (performance)

7th Sept
10:00 - 14:00 Reception of artists and Guests
14:30 - 17:00 GZ Triennial Lectures, Lecture Hall of GDMoA

Beijing
11th Sept
14:00 - 16:30 Triennial Lectures:
Middle East Channel
Southeast Asia Cinema
Africa: Personal Poetics
20:00 - 23:00 GZ Triennial Open Discussion,UCCA

12th Sept
18:00 Opening of GZ Triennial Beijing Station (Video/Film Program), UCCA

Closing Program
15th to 16th Nov
'Farewell to Post-Colonialism : A Post-Western Society?'
International Conference and Closing Ceremony (in cooperation with the Goethe Institute) The final international conference will bring together artists, curators and experts to critically examine the Third Guangzhou Triennial, and to assess with in-depth and critical reflection the multiple international exhibitions presented in Asia this season.

General information
Office of the Guangzhou Triennial
Guangdong Museum of Art,
No. 38 Yanyu Road, Er-Sha Island,
Guangzhou, China 510105
Web: http://www.gdmoa.org/gztriennial

Contact:Adela Liao, Nikita Huang
E-mail: gztriennial.reception@gmail.com
gztriennial.reception@yahoo.com.cn
T: +86 20 87351255/87351263
F: +86 20 87351403


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