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A Thousand-Year StageAugust 2019 A Thousand-Year Stage (2019) is an experimental non-fiction film that features local residents of Xiongan New Area, Chinaʼs most recently planned megacity, awaiting its transformation. By Daphne Xu. Responding 回应July 2019 A group exhibition with Liu Shiyuan, Xiaofei Mo, Linyao Kiki Liu, Amy Suo Wu, Zhuxin Wang, Maj Horn, Scott William Raby, and The Social Sensibility Research & Development Department 合作工作站 Cooperation Lab: ColorJune 2019 One-month residency in Baitasi, Beijing, “Color” is about seizing a special power as readers “read” a “text” of the given community than merely to establish a metaphorical connection to the site. Research-Grants 2019April 2019 we are happy to have four artists/groups receiving our research grants for 2019 Talk #3: Ten Years AfterDec 14th, 2018 In what way does the Beijing pre and post-Olympics Beijing differ? How are events like the Olympics utilized for a Chinese urbanization model? In This Moment 在这片刻Dec 7, 2018 a new body of photo works by Canadian artist John Monteith Residence: Jannis SchulzeAutumn 2018 Jannis Schulze is a photograper, born in 1987 in East Berlin and based in Berlin What do you see when you look out the window?Aug 27, 2018 an interactive photo book, published along with the exhibition »A Day in the Outer Ring 《环外游》« Residence: John MonteithAutumn 2018 with a focus on the reconstruction of the city, the topography and the "blank space" that preserve the traces of the city's history, John Monteith will be our resident in autumn 2018 Casting Haze, BaseAug 16, 2018 lecture performance and installation by Katrin Hornek Residence: Katrin HornekSummer 2018 Katrin Hornek’s work playfully engages with the strange paradoxes and convergences of living in the age of the Anthropocene. Uncut Talks: Alternative Spaces Under Pressure 2019 UNCUT TALKS will provide an un-edited, raw archive of opinions and ideas A Day in the Outer RingAug 11, 2018 collages in physical space - Sponge Gourd Collective Scenic tunnelJuly 21, 2018 translating the imaginaries of urban mapping into human forms - exhibition by Leng Yue and Xiao Xiao Staying away from the grass is humaneJul 6, 2018 A Collage of Intermediate Results by Johanna K. Becker Residence: Johanna K BeckerSummer 2018 Johanna K Becker focuses on finding “archaic” images of landscape and ideas of paradise which she sees as traditional manifestations, simulations and simulacra of landscape and nature and which she artistically recreates in a distinctively artificial manner. B-Side Festival EditionJun 20, 2018 Cultural Agents of Change - Urban Production and the Educational Turn Talk #2: Science FictionJun 9, 2018 Stories, dreams and myths create connections between people and places, they make space tangible and can arouse the desire to settle them. In the construction process of cities, ideas and thought experiments are just as essential a part as steel and concrete are. Research-Grants 2018April 2018 we are happy to have four artists/groups receiving our research grants for 2018 Residence: Rachele MaistrelloSpring 2018 »My works are encounters« Talk #1: PeripheriesJan 20, 2018 discussions on cities mostly focus on city cores and centers, while their peripheries only draw little attention 北京土行孙 Part 1/ Teleport Beijing Part 1Dec 18, 2017 exhibition by Leng Yue and Xiaoxiao Residence: Ute AdamczewskiAutum 2017 Ute Adamczewski is a video artist and filmmaker from Germany. Fantastic GroundsApril 17, 2017 architectural renderings form the cornerstone of public communication in contemporary architecture – an exhibition at I: project space by Jiu Jiu



Beijing22 would not be possible without the help and support by a wide range of contributors and institutions.

Hao Dong / Architect / Beijing22 Talks: #1 Peripheries

Hao Dong holds a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, and a Masters degree in Architecture from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. In 2002, he returned to China and started practicing and teaching after living and studying in the United States for almost 5 years. Besides working in one of the biggest state-owned design enterprises, Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), he co-founded the practice of Crossboundaries, based in Beijing. He is regularly teaching at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) and recently also at Tsinghua University, Hao Dong is managing director of the office in Beijing.

Lv Dwen / Political sociologist / Beijing22 Talks

Lv Dwen is a political sociologist, a researcher at the rural governance institute of Wuhan University and CITIC Foundation for Reform and Development Studies. He has overserved and studied street enforcement and governance of urban grey areas in China and has published the book “Governing the peripherals” in 2017. In the Beijing22 Talks, he shared his observations on how state enforcement is challenged by the booming migrating population emerged through Chinese urbanization.

Tang Yan / Associate professor / Beijing22 Talks

Tang Yan currently works at Tsinghua University as an associate professor in School of Architecture, specializes in urban design, strategic planning, and regional governance.

Li Pengfei / Scientist / Beijing22 Talks: #1 Peripheries

Li Pengfei is a scientist, writer and lecturer on urban governance and new urbanism.

Alessandro Rolandi & Ma Yongfeng / Artists / UnCUT Talks

UNCUT TALKS will provide an un-edited, raw archive of opinions and ideas coming from individuals engaged in experimental fields such as contemporary art, social innovation, etc. This open platform collects, and makes available for everyone to listen to, hours of conversations among interesting people in China and around the world on some of the most challenging and provocative topics of our time.

Jiujiu / Artist / Featured exhibition “Fantastic Grounds”

Architectural renders form the cornerstone of public communication in contemporary architecture. An overabundance of visual content has produced a fixation on architectural representation, rendering techniques in particular. Computer generated imagery is no longer an intermediary between an idea and its realization, but a finished product on its own. The worldwide dominance of this rendering programs consequently results in a homogenous aesthetic around the globe. While standardization is a necessity for computer operating systems that might be contrary to the desire of the inhabitants of those cities to have them as individual and as tailored to individual needs. Jiu Jiu captured with his exhibition “Fantastic Grounds” the universal language and the fascination of these highly-glamorized abstraction of the world we live in. In his video work Jiu Jiu carefully dissected the images and algorithms that form our living space.

Zandie Brockett / Curator, Founder of the featured project 八家 BaJia

Zandie Brockett is a Beijing-based curator and writer hailing from Los Angeles. She is the founding curator of Bactagon Projects, a platform that supports cultural engagement in China through cross-disciplinary research projects. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the platform’s independent publication, 八家BaJia, and oversees A.M. Brainstorm, its monthly conversation series and live-recorded podcast.

Jennifer Lindsay / Curator / Initiator of the Feijiacun Archive

Demolitions hit Beijing’s art scene in 2017: Heiqiao, or Black Bridge, a farming village near the 798 Art District containing a studio hub, was demolished last spring, displacing thousands of local artists. In March, several studios were demolished in Songzhuang, the largest artist colony in China, and more than a hundred artists there clashed with police. Iowa, an artists’ community in Caochangdi, was demolished in August. Jennifer Lindsay took on the task to documente what this demolitions means for the art community in Feijiacun, where she worked as residency director for Red Gate Residency, one of the oldest residency programs and tools for international art exchange in China, that was also effected through the loss of much needed studio space.

Xiaoxiao & Lengyue / Artists / Featured exhibition “Teleport Beijing”

Lengyue and Xiaoxiao created a gymnastic system corresponding to the shapes of the subway exists on Beijing subway map. Each subway stop had its own movement and the series of all subway stops make up the Beijing subway gymnastic system. People using the subway are starting at one point going through different subway stops until the terminal station, which will make up their gymnastic routine. ( A routine made up of a set of subway movements) The movement of sitting on the subway is transformed into a “ritual movement”, like a subway ritualism.

Financial Supporters

Goethe Institut Organization

For over 60 years, the Goethe-Institut has enjoyed an outstanding reputation, both in Germany and abroad, as Germany’s dialogue partner with the world, supporting projects with an exceptional profile and major public impact. Boasting a global network, it pursues close and long-term cooperation with educational and cultural institutions. Beijing22 is supported by the Goethe Institut.

NCTM Foundation; Italian Embassy

Funding the residency of Rachelle Maistrello

Austrian Cultural Forum, Bundeskanzleramt Kunst und Kultur Österreich

Funding the residency of Katrin Hornek

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst

Funding the residency of Jannis Schulze

Canadian Arts Council

Funding the residency of John Monteith