Strategies of artistic production and identity building in Beijing today

June 26, 7pm: Guided tour with the curator Thomas Eller (in English) 

Thomas Eller, Foto © KOWA-Berlin
Thomas Eller, Foto © KOWA-Berlin

“Strategies of artistic production and identity building in Beijing today”

Artistic practice in Beijing is remarkably versatile and mutable. Unencumbered by the blessings of psychoanalysis on the one hand and identity politics on the other, artists in Beijing open up new paths of artistic production that seek their self-actualization in front of an ever shifting societal background. What can we in the West learn from those artistic methods? Are they in some respects more free in their artistic expression than artists here?! The talk will be given in English and in front of the art works in the exhibition for direct reference and mutual discussion.