About the talk Yuz Museum presents “Everything & Nothing,” Random International’s first solo exhibition in Asia. A London-based, multi-disciplinary collective, Random International explores the human condition in an increasingly mechanised world through emotional yet physically intense experiences. The exhibition encompasses new works alongside established pieces of pivotal significance within the artists’ practice. The exhibited works consider ideas of simulation, decision-making, and automation in an immediate and sensory way. The artists aim to prototype possible behavioural environments by experimenting with different notions of consciousness, perception, and instinct. We’re honored to have artists Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, Lisa Movius and Dr. Qilan SHEN together to share their thoughts at yuztalk. We “invite visitors to re-experience the physical spaces that represent our relationship with technology, and re-examine how natural phenomena and human behaviour can shape the world.” 14:45 Sign up 15:00 MC kick off and introduce 15:05 Exhibition Introduction by Random International team 15:10 MC transition to Panel talk 15:12 Panel talk 16:00 Q&A About Random International
Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art. Founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, the studio now includes a larger team in London and Berlin. Questioning aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age, Random International’s work invites active participation.
In 2017, their work Zoological debuted at London’s Roundhouse as part of Wayne McGregor’s +/- Human. The studio’s work has also formed part of the Lichtsicht Biennale (2015), Ruhrtriennale (2013), and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011). Solo presentations of their work were exhibited at Lunds konsthall, Sweden (2014), Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris (2012), and Pace Gallery, New York (2016). Their work is in the collections of MoMA, Yuz Foundation, LACMA and V&A, where their Swarm Study / III is on long-term display. About the Guests
Dr. Qilan SHEN is a famous curator, writer and art critic in China. She curates the large-scale retrospective exhibition of " A.R. Penck: Will Sign Become Reality? " in 2017. She is academic consultant for exhibition "Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou 1906-1977" in 2016. Now She's curating a special art project of "Bauhaus Class 1.0” with Goethe Institute in 2018. Dr. Qilan SHEN writes and publishes extensively for international magazines, recently an essay for Antony Gormley's latest catalog, and a special feature on Fernando Botero. She was the director of the prestige Art World Magazine, and now editorial board members of Book Town. She is chief advisor and co-author of book "Europe-China Cultural Compass --Orientation for Cultural Cooperation between China and Europe". Dr. Qilan SHEN received her Ph.D. from University of Münster, Germany. She is academic consultant of Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. She closely collaborates with international institutions and artists on exhibitions and art projects. She is one of leading figures who contributes to the communication between China and the world.
Lisa Movius is the China Bureau Chief of the international edition of The Art Newspaper. She has extensively covered Chinese art and avant-garde culture since moving to Shanghai in 1998.