Trans-Actions - On Kristiina Koskentola
Booklaunch of the publication Trans-Actions - On Kristiina Koskentola of DAI alumnus Kristiina Koskentola in the Zendai MoMa in Shanghai (June 13).
There will be an artist talk and a panel discussion with Carol Yinghua Lu and the artist. The discussion will be moderated by DAI staff member John Heymans and translated to Chinese by Nan Hao.
On June 17 the booklaunch of this publication is in Timezone 8 in the 798 district in Beijing. There will be an artist talk and a panel discussion with Rubén de la Nuez and the artist. The discussion will be moderated by DAI staff member John Heymans and translated to Chinese by Nan Hao.
Trans-Actions focuses on the works of visual artist Kristiina Koskentola (FI/NL), which she made during 2007-2008 in Beijing and on a journey through the Gobi desert in Mongolia. The publication contains essays by Rubén de la Nuez (Cuba/NL) and Marjolein Schaap (NL), a conversation with the artist and Carol Lu (China), as well as an epilogue by Mika Hannula (FI/GE). Beside reflecting on contemporary Chinese society and art, topics discussed in this book are: the concept of the abject, cultural representations of ugliness, misunderstandings, and memory. The book is published in English and Chinese (Chinese translations: Nan Hao). Design by DAI staff member Ricardo Liong-A-Kong.
Zendai MoMa, http://www.zendaiart.com
Kristiina Koskentola, http://www.kristiinakoskentola.nl