STATION I: San Diego, California
(October 25, 2003 – April 21, 2004)
- Zooming into Focus: Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection
- STATION I: San Diego, California
- STATION II: Shanghai, China
- STATION III: Tijuana, Mexico
- STATION IV: Singapore
- STATION V: Beijing, China
- Michelle McCoy: After the Market's Boom - A Case Study of the Haudenschild Collection
- Barbara Pollack: Chinese Photography - Beyond Stereotypes
- Lisa Movius: Chinese Art in America
- Wang Jie: Picking Winners - Eloisa Haudenschild
- Yishu Journal for Contemporary Chinese Art Review of 'Zooming into Focus'
- Britta Erickson: Zooming into Focus, Sliding into History
- Lu Leiping: When Experiment Encounters Classics - The Haudenschild Collection
- Wu Hung: Contemporaneity in Experimental Chinese Photography
- Li Xu: Curatorial Essay, Shanghai Art Museum
- Robert L. Pincus: Moving Pictures
- Robert L. Pincus: Focus on China
- Mandy Herrick: Avant-Garde Gold Rush - Chinese Contemporary Art
- Lim Jen Erh: Focusing on Urban Transformation in China
- Phoebe Wong: Floating Images - Eloisa Haudenschild & Contemporary Chinese Art
- Looking Closer: The Shanghai Star Review of 'Zooming into Focus'
- Collected Reviews of 'Zooming into Focus' from Beijing and Shanghai
- Ten Year Reunion in China
The exhibition’s lead title, Zooming into Focus: Contemporary Chinese Photograph and Video from the Haudenschild Collection (2003 – 2005), refers to three major concepts quintessential to the exhibition and the symposium: Chinese artists’ use of photographic and video camera to examine the quick transition in their culture, the incredible pace of growth in China’s urban centers, and the current attention being paid to China by the rest of the industrialized world, especially the West. Most of the artists represented in Zooming into Focus live and work in China’s swiftly expanding southern megalopolises and frequently address those issues that directly affect young urbanites – the social impact of burgeoning consumerism, the meteoric rise of youth culture, the threatening loss of identity amidst the city swirl, the persistent sense of time speeding by.
“The exhibition presented an invaluable opportunity to bring to Southern California work that would not otherwise be shown in the region. The project was groundbreaking, as it was the first exhibition to feature the current generation of Chinese photographers and videographers.
The artists’ residencies were extremely significant for the University, as they provided students the incredible experience of working with two of the artists, Yang Zhenzhong and Shi Yong. In the case of Yang, students were involved in the creation of a new work commissioned by the haudenschild Garage, which premiered at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.
The project was also important because it created a network of collaborations with institutions in San Diego, Tijuana, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore.” – Tina Yapelli Director of the University Art Gallery
Zooming into Focus: Contemporary Chinese Photograph and Video from the Haudenschild Collection
October 25, 2003 – April 21, 2004, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University
Organized by Tina Yapelli and Eloisa Haudenschild.
An International Discourse on New Chinese Video and Photography
January 31, 2004 – San Diego Museum of Art
Organized by Eloisa Haudenschild and Tina Yapelli (Director, UAG, SDSU)
Moderated by Britta Erickson (Independent Scholar and Curator, Palo Alto)
–Betti-Sue Hertz (Director, YBCA) Performance, Masculinity and Photographic Approaches in East Asian Contemporary Art
–Barbara London (Curator, MOMA) China Now
–Christopher Phillips (Curator, ICP, New York) New Photography in China: Between Past and Culture
–Xu Bing (Artist) Space Between: The Art of Xu Bing
Chinese Video and Film NOW!
January 31, 2004, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Introduction by Christopher Phillips; Yang Fudong present in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The works screened included Song Dong‘s My Motherland Made the Scene for Me, 1999; Wang Gognxin‘s Fly, 2000; Yang Zhenzhong‘s I Will Die, 2003; Cao Fei‘s Rabid Dogs, 2002; and Yang Fudong‘s Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest (Part I), 2003.
VIDEO INSTALLATION PREMIERE
Let’s Pray by Yang Zhenzhong
January 31, 2004, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Let’s Pray was commissioned by the haudenschild Garage and filmed during his residency at the haudenschild Garage. It was produced in association with the University Art Gallery at San Diego State University.
October – November 2003
Shanghai artists Shi Yong (November 3 – 10, 2003) and Yang Zhenzhong (October 22 – November 12, 2003) were in-residence at the haudenschildGarage; they were commissioned to produce new work.
Yong’s residency concluded with his performance of the interactive piece Super Angel at San Diego State University. Zhenzhong’s residency culminated in the premiere of the commissioned work Let’s Pray at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. The haudenschild Garage helped produce and supported Zhenzhong in filming the English and Spanish segments of his piece I Will Die (English, Spanish, and Chinese) while in San Diego and Tijuana. I Will Die was later selected for the 2007 Venice Biennale.
Super Angel by Shi Yong
November 8, 2003, San Diego State University
Super Angel was commissioned by the haudenschildGarage; Shi Yong worked with San Diego State University students.
November 8 – 9, 2003 San Diego State University & the Chinese Historical Museum
Hou Hanru, Paris-based writer and curator of Zone of Urgency at the 2003 Venice Biennale, was the keynote lecturer at San Diego State University where he presented Chinese Artists (Digitally) Facing the Globalizing World as well as at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
VIDEO DIALOGUE: SHANGHAI/TIJUANA
November 1, 2003, Centro Cultural, Tijuana, Mexico
This event was moderated by Norma Iglesias and included presentations by Yang Zhenzhong and Tijuana artists Itzel Martinez (Yonkart), Giancarlo Ruiz, and Salvador Vazquez Ricalde.