Film screenings & discussion with artists Yang Fudong, James Richards, and Curator Fatima Hellberg
Registration at 1:45 pm
Screenings & Discussions at 2:00 pm
Q&A at 3:45 pm
Close at 4:00 pm
Asia Society Hong Kong Center in association with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) London will feature artists James Richards, Yang Fudong and Curator Fatima Hellberg in discussion on the embodiment and relaying of material, honesty and directness, and appropriation, seeking to uncover and examine their forms in a series of still and moving images. The event will feature an introduction by ICA Director, Gregor Muir and include a short film by Yang Fudong, who will show a selection of his films at ICA, London, June 14-15, 2014. The introduction will be followed by James Richards and Fatima Hellberg’s presentation, which includes films by Julia Heyward, James Richards, Wu Tsang and others.
Yang Fudong (born 1971, Beijing) recent solo shows include: Yang Fudong, Logan Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA (2014); Yejiang/ The Nightman Cometh, ShangART Singapore, Singapore (2013); and Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2012, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland (2013). Recent group shows include: 5 Plus, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing, China (2014); Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (2014); and La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2013).
James Richards (born 1983, Cardiff, Wales) lives and works in Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Screens, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey (2013); James Richards, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu, Japan (2012); and Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2011). Recent group exhibitions include: The Encyclopaedic Palace, 55th International Art Exhibition, Venice (2013); Meanwhile… Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2013); Otherwise Unexplained Fires, Malmo Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden (2013); and Frozen Lakes, Artist Space, New York, USA (2013).
Fatima Hellberg is a curator and writer based in London where she is curator at Cubitt and associate curator at Electra. Recent and current projects include The Shape of a Right Statement: Cynthia Maughan with Ben Kinmont and Wu Tsang, Cubitt, London (2014); Slow Runner: Her Noise Archive II, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, (2013); Otherwise Unexplained Fires, 24 Spaces, Malmö Konsthall (2013); Charming for the Revolution, Tate Tanks, (2013); Toxic Play in Two Acts: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, South London Gallery, (2013) and Constitution of the Damned, Landings, Oslo, (2011). She contributes to Frieze, Afterall, Kaleidoscope and various independent publications.
The ICA supports radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, events, talks and debates, the ICA challenges perceived notions and stimulates debate, experimentation, creativity and exchange with visitors. Founded in 1946 by a group of artists including Roland Penrose, Peter Watson and Herbert Read, the ICA continues to support living artists in showing and exploring their work, often as it emerges and before others. The ICA has been at the forefront of cultural experimentation since its formation and has presented important debut solo shows by artists including Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen, Richard Prince and Luc Tuymans. More recently Pablo Bronstein, Lis Rhodes, Bjarne Melgaard and Juergen Teller have all staged key solo exhibitions, whilst a new generation of artists, including Luke Fowler, Lucky PDF, Hannah Sawtell and Factory Floor have taken part in exhibitions and residencies.