VENIZE BIENNALE World tour-CHongqing Stop
Curator：Cai Qing, Tan Tan
Artist: Tan Tan, Eric Bribosia
Duration: 11 Jun..2016 - 20 Jun. 2016
Place: Chongqing Changjiang Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing city, China
"Venize Biennale World Tour- Chongqing Stop" is the first "actual" exhibition in an art museum of the art project“Venize Biennale". "Venize Biennale World Tour" is a series of exhibitions/art works in different cities all around the world, every stop has a special theme linked with "Art Intervention", and every exhibition is a “constructed event” .
"Chongqing Stop" exhibited more than 40 pieces of art works of TanBo, including the photographs and videos they created at 56th Venice Biennale (see detailed introduction here ), as well as some new works Tan Tan created in Chongqing city.
Below is the documentary video of the exhibition:
Part 1: photographs in the styles of “hacking high art” and “labeling ready-made”
On every photograph, there is always a hand holding a "label" at the bottom corner, to claim the authorship of the scene, which could be adapted from a fragment of other artists' works, or just a frame of landscapes and objects in daily life.
Part 2: Videos projections and installations
Two screens played the films of TanBo performances "Art must be relax; Artist must be relax" and “We Have Nothing To Do With Art”; six screens distributed on several walls played the promotion video of "Venize Biennale", which created a strong atmosphere of a huge biennale...
Part 3: Web art and and interactions with the audience
Two computers showing the original web pages of "Venize Biennale Online Exhibition 2015", so as to let the audience know the beginning and process of "Venize Biennale" in 2015. Meanwhile, there are several QR codes everywhere in the space, to invite the audience to join the online chatting about this biennale, and telling them they might win the air tickets to go to the next Venice Biennale in 2017!
Part 4: Award Ceremony
In the following section, the hostesses invited four well-known local artists, to "select" the "awarded" audience who had the lucky numbers on the tickets, in a way of lottery. Three people from the audience won the "Golden, Silver, Bronze" Prizes of "Outstanding Artists Award of Chongqing Stop". "Because you entered an art museum and have stayed for 10min by chance, you become a great artist! This is the advantage of this times, as Joseph Beuys taught us 'Everybody is an artist.' "
Surprisingly, the prizes that Tan Tan presented to the "winners", were some soap bubbles in different number and sizes! "The Golden Award" was a string of very big bubbles flying in the air, and the hostesses told the "awarded artist", "these are the biggest bubbles in the art history of all human beings! From today, your art works will be more expensive than the "diamond skull" of Damien Hirst..."
Watch the documentary video of the ceremony below:
Special thanks to the crew of the "award ceremony":
Performers: Chen Yinni, Zhou Wenqian, Cai Qing, Tan Yuxi, Bai Han, Hong Bo, Huang Lixin, Ren Qian, Yin Ruilin, Jiao Zhenyu, Cai Wei
Photographers: Wang Zheng, Chen Yifei; Cameramen: Li Wei, Chen Yongjie