April 16, 2014 - Goethe Open Space, Shanghai - Alternatives to Ritual publication release
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April 16, 2014

Alternatives to Ritual publication release

Alternatives to Ritual publication release 
Exhibition as a Medium in China


www.goethe.de
www.cfcca.org.uk

The Department for Culture and Education (DCAE) of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai is delighted to announce the launch of the Alternatives to Ritual publications in Chinese and English/German.

Alternatives to Ritual, both as an exhibition and a publication, attempts to look at the crises in exhibition making and curatorial practice by proposing a reconstruction of the relationships between artists, institutions and curators through exploring the exhibition format. Examining a number of artistic practices emerging in recent years that reflect on the ritual of exhibiting presented throughout this exhibition, as well as through a number of commissioned texts, this publication proposes a new understanding of what an exhibition can constitute, as well as what function curatorial practice in our current context should perform.

This book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition Alternatives to Ritual, curated by Biljana Ciric and presented by Goethe Open Space in Shanghai, organized by the Department for Culture and Education of the Consulate General of Germany between September 2012 and March 2013. The publication provides in-depth examination of the works by Gao Mingyan, Hu Yun, Li Ran, Song Tan, Lu Pingyuan and Hu Xiangqian. 

With contributions by Nikita Yingqian Cai, Lu Jing, Shen Boliang, Su Wei, Yang Beichen, Xiaoyu Weng and Biljana Ciric 

The English/German version of the publication is co-published by the Department for Culture and Education (DCAE) of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai and the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester, UK, while the Chinese version is published by the Department for Culture and Education (DCAE) of the General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Shanghai and beebup publishing house.


Edited by Biljana Ciric 
Design by Toby Tam 
Proofreading: Alistair Small and Juliane Steinbrecher 
Translation: Wu Chunyun and Julia Buddeberg
Language: English/German and Chinese version

Chinese publication is distributed by beebup
English/german publication is distributed by Cornerhouse Publications: publications [​at​] cornerhouse.org 


The book will have a number of launch events, including the following:
What Has Been Said and What Is To Be Said—Exhibition Making as a Knowledge Field—with co-launch of the following publications: No Ground Underneath-Curating on the Nexus of Change (published by Times Museum), and the recently translated Curating Subject publication (published by Times Museum)

A conversation on some of the fundamental issues related to exhibition making will be held between the editors of the publications, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Carol Yinghua Lu and Biljana Ciric, with a number of guests and contributors.

April 20, 2pm 
CAFA Museum, Beijing 
www.cafamuseum.org

May 18, 3:30-5:30pm
Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou  
www.timesmuseum.org


 

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