策 展 人：程小蓓、 肖毓方、 张志刚、 苏丰雷
Curator: Cheng Xiaobei, Xiao Yufang, Zhang Zhigang, Su Fenglei
展览时间：2016年10月 ~ 2017年4月
Period: October 2016 to April 2017
Venue: Shangyuan Art Museum, Qiaozi County, Huairou District, Beijing
Organizer: Shangyuan Art Museum
COLETIVO QUATRO PATAS（巴西）、Dani Godreau（美国）、Ludwika Ogorzelec（法国）、刘磊、高鹏、古洪强、 María Peña Coto（西班牙）、曲盈、毋蓬勃、王毅、王晓冬、王雅慧、王戎、王元元、冼朝干、Yanyi “Sunny” Jiang（比利时）、闫科含、杨伟能、张涛、张懿
COLETIVO QUATRO PATAS, Dani Godreau, Ludwika Ogorzelec,Liu Gao Peng, Gu Hongqiang, María Peña Coto, Qu Ying, Wu Penbo, Wang Yi, Wang Xiaodong, Wang Yahui, Wang Rong, Wang Yuanyuan, Xian Zhaogan, Yanyi "Sunny" Jiang, Yan Kehang, Yang Weineng, Zhang Tao,Zhang Yi
Conscious thinking (as the idea expressed in art should be realized in consciousness) comes from experience, so are techniques. To form such dual experiences in art construction requires a lot of time to think and find inspiration with almost religious piety. It is very difficult to achieve any degree of maturity and have an actual impact on art production.
What Shangyuan Art Museum have been constructing and practicing are exactly the interaction, permeation and mutual inspiration of these dual experiences among different artists, even among artists from different discipline. Of course, not all can be achieved here. But if you pay enough attention, here can be one of the most important stop of your career as an artist. To be more precise, Shangyuan Art Museum is not utopia, but she is the one that closest to utopia. The infrastructure can be improved, and resident artists should make better use of the resources here. However, what makes here special is the rare presence of freedom. She, as a private organization with very transparent management, protects the freedom of communication among individuals. That is also why Shangyuan became a sanctuary for artists to work, develop and interact with each other. You can spare more time to learn from others, or just stay inside and do some soul searching. Except from compulsory group activities, nobody will force you to do anything. What you want to do during the residency programme is essentially up to yourself. Let me clear, this is not a platform for you to get famous, but a place where you can start, transform or mature yourself and quest for the dual experiences as an artist. This is some of my experience as a resident artist here.
As the biggest nonprofit residency programme in the world, 2016 International Residency Programme Annual Exhibition is a very important part of Shangyuan Art Museum’s annual residency programme. It is also a chance for self-reflection for resident artists.
Every year, artists from all around the world come and go. Among them, there are those eccentric ones, ones with great talent, helpful ones, selfish ones, dreamers, hard workers and the ones that you befriend with. We talk, discuss, drink alcohol, enjoy tea, stare at blank wall and work.
The museum for many years is providing timely help to needed artists, even though there are rarely any payback. For artists, come here and gain experiences that can make leave a trace in their memory is already worth it.
The gaze of inspection in an exhibition is also encouragement, through which you can look back at yourself and seek a peaceful ending which will allow you to find a new start. There is an old saying in China:” Let’s forget ourselves in the rivers and lakes”. In fact, have we ever forget those who left a trace in our life? We come and go, the memory is still fresh. What we have taken and left is not only art, but piece of life.
This is the 9th year of Shangyuan Art Museum’s International Residency Programme.
As an organization specialized in residency programme, we are gaining international recognition every year. Annually we receive applications from artists from over 20 countries. This year, we have 38 artists from 7 different countries and regions, among them there are painters, poets, musicians, sculptors and etc. Now the 6-month residency period has passed, it is time for time to show everyone what they have achieved here. We warmly welcome everyone come and see the exhibition.