The 17th edition of LOOP Fair will be held on November 19, 2019 at the Almanac Hotel in Barcelona. A Thousand Plateaus Art Space will be honored to present the artist Chen Qiulin's video work "City Manager" (2015), a 9’47’’ video focuses on three archetypal figures and their role in the urban expansion and development of a new kind of architecture and class system within contemporary China. With a playful and irreverent artistic language, City Manager makes the strained opposite group relationships be ambiguous and bantering, makes the film more multivalent and complicated as well.
“City Manager” demonstrates the artist’s attention of the changes of individuals and city in daily life from a micro level to a macro level in the comparison of geographical relationship between China and Russia. By means of video and performance, the artist reproduces the real situations of certain identities. In most cases, via performance, Chen Qiulin’s artworks reflect the changes of modern city and society, as well as the changes of identities. Her artworks express clearly the living situation of individuals and pay attention to realistic conflicts. Artist insists on not getting involved in the concrete changes. Her natural expression of the reality and conflicts make her works have some concepts of history and be more close to difficulties of nostalgia.
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