Jawad Al Malhi
Raouf Haj Yihya
Ruanne Abou Rahme
Soren Thilo Funder
Julie Andree T
Dinh Q Le
Ho Tzu Nyen
David A. Bailey
City States is a new collaboration between Novas Scarman Contemporary Urban Centre Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial for the 2010 Biennial festival. It is a series of international exhibitions exploring the cultural dynamics between cities and states, initiated and wholly supported by embassies, foreign governments, international agencies or galleries, that explore the cultural dynamics between cities and states.
City States is a new collaboration between Novas Scarman Contemporary Urban Centre Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial for the 2010 Biennial festival. The Grade II listed warehouse has been converted to be a vibrant cultural and community centre at the heart of the Baltic Triangle, including a restaurant, café, bar, cinema, conference facilities and performance and gallery space.
The building provides the ideal context in which to show contemporary art from cities around the world, and introduce the artists, organising bodies and audiences to the fabulous opportunities provided by the Centre to local people.
City States is an exhibition of art focused on life in cities around the world. The greatest challenges faced by humanity are in the cities, where the majority of the population now lives. City-to-city learning is the quickest and most effective way of addressing these challenges. City States consists of a cluster of six international exhibitions, initiated and wholly supported by embassies, foreign governments, international agencies or galleries, that explore the cultural dynamics between cities and states.
FUTURE MOVEMENTS– JERUSALEM
Curated by Samar Martha
Artists: Jawad Al Malhi (Palestine), Sarah Beddington (UK), Anna Boggon (UK), Raouf Haj Yihya (Palestine), Alexandra Handal (Palestine), Shuruq Harb (Palestine), Maj Hasager (Denmark), Jakob Jakobsen (Denmark), Bouchra Khalili (Morocco/France), Kevork Mourad (Syria), Larissa Sansour (Palestine/Denmark), Oraib Toukan (Jordan), Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou Rahme (Palestine), CAMP Group (India).
VILNIUS: CITY WITHOUT WALLS
Curators: Raúl Zamudio, Laura Rutkute
Curatorial assistant: Augustina Matuseviciute
Organiser: Vartai gallery, Vilnius
Artists: Laura Garbštiene; Žilvinas Kempinas; Žilvinas Landzbergas; S& P Stanikas.
THREE MOMENTS: THE CARIBBEAN
Curated by David A. Bailey
Artists: Ewan Atkinson (Barbados), Ishi Butcher, (Barbados), Akyem Ramsay, (Barbados), David Damoison, (Martinique), Christian Bertin, (Martinique), Kendra Frorup (Bahamas), Heino Schmid (Bahamas), John Beadle (Bahamas), Lynn Parotti (Bahamas), Lavar Munroe (Bahamas), Blue Curry (Bahamas/UK).
NORWAY, SWEDEN, ICELAND, DENMARK, FINLAND: NORDIC PAVILLION
Curated by Claudia Lastra in collaboration with NICE (Nordic Intercultural Creative Events)
Artists: Kalle Brolin (Sweden), Knut Asdam (Norway), Hrafnkell Sigurdsson (Iceland), Johanna Lecklin (Finland), Marianna Morkore and Rannva Karadottir (Faroe Islands), Hrafnhildur Arnardottir aka 'Shoplifter’ (Iceland), Soren Thilo Funder (Denmark).
QUÉBEC CITY: TACTFUL RITUALS
Curated by Manifestation Internationale d’art de Québec
Claude Bélanger, commissioned by Sylvain Campeau
Artists: Annie Baillargeon (Québec), Martin Dufrasne / Carl Bouchard (Montréal/ Chicoutimi), Claudie Gagnon (Issoudun), Massimo Guerrera (Montréal), Adad Hannah (Montréal), Manon Labrecque (Montréal), Catherine Sylvain (Montréal), Julie Andrée T (Québec).
TAIPEH: ORGANIC INTERFACE
Curated by Catherine Jiang
Artists: work by Chen, Chieh-jen, Hou, I Ting, Lin, Kun-Ying, Wu, Cheng-Chang, Chung, Yi-Lung and performances by Wang, Fujui, Liu, Yin-Sheng, Fu, Wen-Chin and Lee, Mei-Yi Chang, Hui-Sheng.
MEDIA LANDSCAPE, ZONE EAST
Hun Kyungwoo (Korea), Koo Jeong-A (Korea), Kim Kira (Korea), Park Junebum, (Korea), Oh Kyungmin (Korea), Shin Kiwoun (Korea), Lee Hyunchul (Korea), Kim Youngeun (Korea), Mioon (Korea), Chung Yumi (Korea), Taguchi Yukihiro (Japan), Taro Izumi (Japan), Sakakibara Sumito, Japan, Zhao Liang (China), Zhang Qing (China), Qiu Anxiong (China), Yang Fudong, (China), Wang Jianwei, (China), Ma Qiusha, (China), Wu Chi-Tsung, (Taiwan), Fong Silas, (Hong Kong), Dinh Q Le, (Vietnam), Kuswidananto Augustinus aka Jompet, (Indonesia), Ho Tzu Nyen, (Singapore).
Susie Parsons, Interim Chief Executive, Novas Scarman Group
Opening reception: 17 Sept, 12 pm
Press preview: 16 Sept, 10 am-6 pm
Professional preview: 17 Sept, 10 am-9 pm
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