Hong-kai Wang

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Dal 21 al 31 Maggio, qwatz ospita l’artista Taiwanese Hong-Kai Wang.

Parte del progetto “The Human Factor“, dopo una complicatissima trafila burocratica senza successo, Hong-Kai Wang partecipa alla residenza sviluppando un progetto a distanza, e continuando la sua ricerca sull’esplorazione della potenzialità trasformativa del luogo comune della ‘discussione’ inteso come spazio progressivo di azione politica e sociale. Per la mostra “The Human Factor” porta una serie di audio e video documenti di due progetti realizzati nel corso dell’ultimo anno a Vienna e Copenaghen, che si accostano ad un nuovo workshop performativo che ha come soggetto la possibilità sovversiva della composizione musicale. La performance “The Musical Condition of Reasonable Conspiracy” verrà realizzata il 24 Maggio alle ore 16:30 presso il Museo Pietro Canonica di Roma, e registrata con audio e video per un successivo montaggio.

Un ringraziamento speciale per il loro contributo a:
Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, compositore e musicologo (www.edisonstudio.it);
Daniele Del Monaco, compositore e pianista (www.laboratoriocreativopermanente.it);
Matteo Nasini, artista (http://www.vice.com/it/art-talk-italia/matteo-nasini);
Fabio Rizzi, musicista (www.circuitomusica.it/fabiorizzi).

Nata a Yunlin, Taiwan, Hong-Kai Wang ha ottenuto una laurea in scienze politiche dalla National Taiwan University (Taipei) e un master in studi mediali da The New School University (New York). Nel 2011 è stata l’artista rappresentante del padiglione di Taiwan per la 54 Biennale di Venezia. Il lavoro di Wang è stato presentato internazionalmente in mostre che includono: Membra Disjecta for John Cage (Vienna, 2012), Paraflows 6: Listening Comprehension (Vienna, 2012), Copenhagen University of Arts (Copenhagen, 2011), Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries (Annandale-on-Hudson, 2011), Festival Eletronika (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2011), Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (Luxembourg, 2010), International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale (2009), La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2008), La Noche en Blanco (Madrid, 2007), 2006 Taipei Biennial: Dirty Yoga, Yokohama Triennial (2005). Le sono state riconosciute borse e premi da diverse organizzazioni tra cui SNYK Committee of International Travel Grants, Copenhagen (2012), il Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs (2011), il Brooklyn Arts Council (2010), Art Matters Foundation (2009) e dalla Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation (2009).

 

Image: “Music While We Work”, The Heard and the Unheard‐ Soundscape Taiwan, Taiwan Pavilion (54th Biennale di Venezia, Italia), 2011. Installazione sonora e video, 40 minuti. Foto di Chen You-Wei

 

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From the 21st to the 31st of May at qwatz.

Involved in the project “The Human Factor“, due to a complex bureaucratic process, Hong-Kai Wang develops a “remote” recidency programme. She continues to explore how “discussion” as a commonplace social practice can be of critical, transformative capacity, resisting to not merely reproducing itself as an uncontested, given mechanism. A series of audio and video documents from works developed over the past year in Copenhagen and Vienna accompany a new performative workshop which take the subversive potential of musical composition as its subject. The performance ”The Musical Condition of Reasonable Conspiracy” will be act the 24th of May at the Museo Pietro Canonica in Villa Borghese, and it will be recorded for a following editing.

Special thanks for their contribution to:
Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, composer and musicologist (www.edisonstudio.it);
Daniele Del Monaco, composer and pianist (www.laboratoriocreativopermanente.it);
Matteo Nasini, visual artist (http://www.vice.com/it/art-talk-italia/matteo-nasini);
Fabio Rizzi, musician (www.circuitomusica.it/fabiorizzi).

Born in Yunlin, Taiwan, Hong-Kai Wang graduated from the National Taiwan University (Taipei) and gained a masters in media studies from The New School University (New York). In 2011 she was representative of the Taiwanese Pavillion at teh 54 Venice Biennale. Her work was presented in different international institutions including: Membra Disjecta for John Cage (Vienna, 2012), Paraflows 6: Listening Comprehension (Vienna, 2012), Copenhagen University of Arts (Copenhagen, 2011), Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries (Annandale-on-Hudson, 2011), Festival Eletronika (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2011), Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (Luxembourg, 2010), International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale (2009), La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2008), La Noche en Blanco (Madrid, 2007), 2006 Taipei Biennial: Dirty Yoga, Yokohama Triennial (2005). Wang has been the recipient of grants and awards from multiple organizations, including SNYK Committee of International Travel Grants, Copenhagen (2012), il Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs (2011), il Brooklyn Arts Council (2010), Art Matters Foundation (2009) and the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation (2009).

 

 

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