The “Discovery of a new continent of art” (Peter Weibel) was already an object of the exhibition at the ZKM | Karlsruhe in 2007 curated by Wonil Rhee entitled “Thermocline of Art. New Asian Waves”. The large-scale show on the newest tendencies in the Asian art scene prompted huge international attention. The rapid development in the sphere of the Asiatic “moving image” required a continuation and presentation of this theme already after six years. Under the multi-layered title “Move on Asia. Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012”, the ZKM shows the development of precisely this genre, and points to the increasing significance of Asia in global contemporary art. The exhibition will be on view until August 4. 2013.
An atmosphere of upheaval is perceptible throughout present-day Asia, which finds expression in a new discourse on contemporary Asiatic art that transgresses all genres. It is not the adherence and conservation of past values, but the recovery, creation, integration and transformation which constitute the guidelines under which the new Asiatic art liberates itself from the western models and achieves an increasingly greater independence. Until the turn of the century, as an art genre the video continued to be attributed to the western hemisphere – and in spite of the fact that its most important representatives were from Asia; over the last two decades, however, independent video cultures have evolved that have found a global public last but not least at flourishing biennales and art exhibitions throughout the Asian continent. The selection of works that make up “Move on Asia” draws on the large-scale festival of moving digital pictures in Asia of the same name organized by a network of 20 curators and 40 video artists since 2004. The exhibition which cooperates with Alternative Space LOOP in Seoul (Korea) presents video art from China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. In addition to recognized artists, recent works by the young generation are also on show.
An interactive installation entitled “Global Fire” by the Paris-based artist Du Zhenjun may also be viewed in connection with the exhibition: a huge inflatable dome in which the visitors may ignite the flags of 200 countries with lighters on heat censors. Also on show in the ZKM_PanoramaLab the interactive video installation “40+4. Art is Not Enough! Not Enough”, resulted from the collaboration between the curator Davide Quadrio, the filmmaker Lothar Spree as well as the video artist Xiaowen Zhu.
Chen Xiaoyun, Dong Wensheng, Gao Shiqiang, Hu Jieming, Jin Feng, Kan Xuan, Lu Chunsheng, Li Pinghu, Li Yongbin, Liang Yue, Ma Qiusha, Miao Xiaochun, Song Dong, Song Tao, Wang Gongxin, Wang Jianwei, Yang Fudong, Xu Zhen, Zhang Qing, Zhao Liang, Zhao Yao, Zhou Hongxian
Chilai Howard Cheng, Hong Sang Enoch Cheung, Hung Keung, Khong Chang Kong, Eric Siu, Aidan Wong, Morgan Wong, Tam Shiu Woo, Zheng Bo
Vishal K. Dar, Chitra Ganesh, Shilpa Gupta, Tushar Joag, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Nalini Malani, Pushpamala N., Sharmila Samant, Tejal Shah, Valay Shende, Shine Shivan, Thukral & Tagra
Reza Afisina , Ari Satria Darma, Hafiz, Hanura Hosea, Henry Foundation, Ari Dina Krestiawan, Jompet Kuswidananto, Andry Mochammad, Eko Nugroho, Anggun Priambodo, Mahardika Yudha
Alimo, Yu Araki, Yuka Egeyama, Takayuki Hino, Haruo Ishii, Tomoki Kakitani, Kawai + Okamura, Masayuki Kawai, Chika Kato, Minako Kitayama, Kohei Kobayashi, Meiro Koizumi, Jin Kurashige, Chikara Matsumoto, Katsunori Mizuno, Akira Miyanaga, Daisuke Nagaoka, Yusuke Nakajima, Yuki Ohro, Pallalink, Lieko Shiga, Atsushi Suzuki, Kentaro Taki, Teamlab, To the Woods Tochka, Kazumasa Urui, Lyota Yagi, Ayako Yoshimura
REPUBLIC OF KOREA:
Sekwon Ahn, Jia Chang, Hongsok Gim, Kyungah Ham, Yangah Ham, Jisuk Jung, Yeondoo Jung, Hyunjoo Kim, Jaejeong Kim, Kira Kim, Sungyeon Kim, Yongho Kim, Yongkyung Kim, Kwangkee Lee, Woosoo Lee, Yongbaek Lee, Minouk Lim, Changkyong Park, Jihoon Park,, Seonghoon Park, Seungwon Park, Bokyung Suh, Dongwook Suh
Alice & Lucinda, Poklong Anading & Ringo Bunoan, Michelle Dizon, Cocoy Lumbao, Manny Montelibano, Jet Pascua
Silas Fong, Tzu Nyen Ho, Charles Lim, Donna Ong, Ana Prvacki, Kai Syng Tan, Michael Tan, Victric Thng
Chen Chieh-Jen, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Wang Ya-Hui, Wu Chi-Tsung, Wu Dar-Kuen
Sakarin Krue-On, Wannapa Promgeen, Sudsiri Pui-Ock, Surachock Sangthumchai, Sathit Sattarasart
Le Duc Hai & Le Ngoc Thanh, Le Vo Tuan, Nguyen Trinh Thi
and: Du Zhenjun, Shintaro Imai, Hiromi Ishii, Chikashi Miyama, Junya Oikawa, Kumiko Omura, Sascha Pohle, Pei-Yu Shih, Lothar Spree, Kotoka Suzuki, Yong-Joon Yang, Zhu Xiaowen
Curators: Bernhard Serexhe with Fabian Offert (ZKM) and Jinsuk Suh (Alternative Space LOOP Seoul, Korea)