February 25, 2011 - Asia Art Archive - The Artist Residency with Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries
February 25, 2011

The Artist Residency with Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries

2011 International Artist Residency:
I SAW YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (OR DID I?)

11/F Hollywood Centre
233 Hollywood Road
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
info [​at​] aaa.org.hk
www.aaa.org.hk

Asia Art Archive (AAA) announces the upcoming Artist Residency with Seoul-based web art group Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries (YHCHI). The group will spend the month of March at the Archive as AAA’s second International Artists-in-residence.

Among the first artists to employ the Internet as an artistic platform in the late 1990s, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries consists of Marc Voge from the United States and Young-hae Chang from Korea. Their work, which can be viewed at www.yhchang.com, is presented in 17 languages, and is characterised by text-based animation synchronised to a musical score, often originally composed jazz. Rather than emphasising sophisticated uses of new technologies, YHCHI presents works that are directly engaging and effective, characterised by references to film and concrete poetry and by the scale and rapid pace at which the text appears.

During their residency at AAA, YHCHI will develop a new work as well as present a series of talks with the theme, I SAW YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (OR DID I?). Their work will take as its point of departure the excavation of the history and structure of the Archive in the context of the contemporary art community in the region.

AAA’s Residency Programme encourages new readings of the physical material in the Archive, and offers arts practitioners the chance to work with material outside their usual concentrations, and to develop projects around the idea of the ‘archive’.

YHCHI’s work has been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Tate, London; Pompidou Centre, Paris; The Getty Center, Los Angeles; Venice Biennial; Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial; São Paulo Biennial; and the Istanbul Biennial. It has been recognised by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for its contribution to Online Art. In 2001, the group was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Grants to Artists. YHCHI’s exhibition, ‘Black On White, Gray Ascending’, a seven channel installation, was part of the inaugural opening of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, in 2007.

PUBLIC PROGRAMMES

Presentations
Title: I SAW YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (OR DID I?)
Date: Tuesday 8 March 2011
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: A Space, 1001, 10/F, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Title: CAN ART CHANGE THE WORLD? CAN ART CHANGE ANYTHING? DISCUSS. OR DON’T.
Date: Thursday 17 March 2011
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: A Space, 1001, 10/F, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

RSVP: enoch@aaa.org.hk

ABOUT AAA
Asia Art Archive is a non-profit organisation dedicated to documenting the recent history of contemporary art in Asia within an international context. Founded in 2000, AAA is now the most comprehensive collection of research materials in the field and it continues to grow through a systematic programme of research and information gathering. AAA is committed to creating a collection that belongs to the public; the collection is accessible free of charge from AAA’s physical space and searchable from anywhere in the world via its online catalogue. Through public, educational, and residential programmes, AAA instigates critical thinking and dialogue that generate new ideas and works that continually reshape the Archive itself.

As AAA celebrates its 10th Anniversary, several significant projects are underway: In addition to the Artist Residency with Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries, the ‘The Subject of Archives’ Symposium is held in conjunction to the launch of Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram; Open Edit: Mobile Library brings a selection of material from AAA’s collection to different cities in Asia, inviting people to read and interact with it in unconventional ways; a major digitisation project compiles the largest database of images of contemporary Asian art; a performance art initiative creates the first focused collection of material on performance art in Asia; artist Wong Wai Yin spends six months at AAA as its fourth local Artist-in-residence; artist Song Dong will create a new project based on the Archive as an International Artist-in-residence; and AAA’s recently launched project, Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980-1990 makes public the world’s most important collection of material from the 1980s in China. www.aaa.org.hk

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