The reader is a three-volume series summarising the work of the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial Team in the two years prior to the exhibition and provides a comprehensive overview and ideological context of the Triennial. It is comprised of essays by internationally renowned artists and scholars, in addition to transcripts from Forums in Motion, a series of workshops and debates that took place in cultural institutions in London, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Huangshan and Hong Kong, involving over 300 artists, scholars and curators.

Reader II revolves around the unfolding of Forums in Motion between April and July 2008 and the main issues discussed at the Unpacking Projects-in-Progress Workshop (Huangshan) in April and the Anxiety of Creativity and Possible Worlds International Conference (Hong Kong) in July. In Huangshan, 15 art projects-in-progress were analyzed and the major issues of the Triennial were outlined, namely the limits of a post-colonial discourse framework in curatorial practice and criticism. In the Hong Kong meeting, participants discussed the intricate and complicated cultural and existential theoretical contexts that confronted "creativity" in contemporary times, as well as the ways in which contemporary art can cast aside its political and ideological connotations to establish its own definition in the space between everyday life and possible worlds.
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Di san jie guang zhou san nian zhan: du ben 2

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Chapter headings
Projects in Progress: Huangshan
Appendix I: The Unskilled Migrant

- WONG Wonyin Winnie, 黃韵然

Anxiety of Creativity and Possible Worlds: Hong Kong
Creativity, Little Narratives, and the Commercial World

- Stuart SIM

Art is an Essence


The New Book of Mountains and Seas and Anxiety of Interpretation

- QIU Anxiong, 邱黯雄

Three Mistakes When the Chinese Look for Overseas Models

- CHIN Horace Wankan, 陳雲根

Archaelogy of Chance: The Yarrow Sticks Method

- Ecke BONK

The Critical and Instrumental Aesthetics of Virtual Worlds


Appendix II: The Anxiety of the Next Work


Contemporary Art: Representation, Action, or Creation?
The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial: Reader 2
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The 3rd Guangzhou Triennial: Reader 2, 第三屆廣洲三年展: 讀本2