'Compound Eyes' was first held in conjunction with Singapore Arts Festival 2001, focusing on the latest video art from China. Through the works of five Chinese artists, this exhibition presents the current concerns of Chinese artists on socio-political and aesthetic issues of contemporary artistic practice. The accompanying essays provide an insightful study of the history and development of Chinese video art from the perspective of a mainland Chinese curator (Huang Zhuan), a Singaporean curator and educator (Binghui Huangfu), and a Dutch art historian (Johan Pijnappel). Biographical information of the artists is included. The exhibition toured to the He Xiangning Art Gallery (Shenzhen, China) in October 2001, and Australia and Hong Kong during 2002. There are also plans for exhibition in Europe.

Alternative title

'Fu yan' zhong guo lu xiang yi shu

Access level

Onsite

Location code EXL.SIN.CEC
Language

Chinese - Simplified, 

English

Publication/Creation date

2001

ISBN / ISSN

Nil

No of copies

2

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
Compound Eyes: Video Art From China 2001

- HUANGFU Binghui, 皇甫秉惠

Method and Attribute: History and Problems of the Video Art of China

- HUANG Zhuan, 黃專

What are you looking at? There is nothing good to look at here!

- Johan PIJNAPPEL

Compound Eyes: Contemporary Video Art from China
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Compound Eyes: Contemporary Video Art from China, 《複眼》 中國錄像藝術