What is it to be Chinese? © Laura Gianetti
with Kyungwoo Chun, FX Harsono, Truong Ngu, Tintin Wulia, David Zink Yi
Curated by Katerina Valdivia Bruch

Opening on Friday 12.October, 7-10 pm
from October 12 to November 18
opening hours: Wed-Sun 14-19h
entry free

Curator's Talk:
- 14.October at 4 pm
- 21.October at 4 pm, followed by the performance Glücklicher Stern by Truong Ngu

Artist Talk:
- 8.November at 8 pm followed by the performance Glücklicher Stern by Truong Ngu


The exhibition What is it to be Chinese? sets up a framework to start thinking about Chinese belonging, but also to reflect about global migration movements and contemporary Chinese culture.

In the show, five artists of mixed Chinese origins address in their work what they associate to their Chinese roots. However, these artists were not raised up in China nor speak Chinese language.

What is it to be Chinese? is about Chinese diaspora, but also about how people address their belonging to a place in which they have barely lived nor know the language. It is more about what might be called 'Chinese'. The way these artists address Chinese belonging could give us a clue on how much we do share and incorporate various cultural backgrounds in our lives.

about the curator:
Katerina Valdivia Bruch is a Berlin-based independent curator. She has curated exhibitions for a number of institutions, including ZKM - Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany), CCCB (Barcelona, Spain), Instituto Cervantes (Berlin and Munich), Instituto Cultural de Leon (Mexico), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), and the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts. In 2008, she was co-curator of the Prague Triennale at the National Gallery in Prague. Besides her work as a curator, she contributes with essays and articles for art publications and magazines. Her focus as a curator is on international emerging artists and artists' collectives. More information: www.artatak.net


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