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JI TONG YA JIANG
JI TONG YA JIANG Wu Quan (2018)

The Chinese artist is hosted in residence for a two weeks as part of the Québec City/Xi'an exchange initiated by Le Lieu, centre en art actuel

Le Lieu, centre en art actuel, in partnership with the Xiang Xishi Center for Contemporary Art and in collaboration with Avatar, LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE and VU, is inviting us to discover the artistic practices of six Chinese artists during the first part of the Québec City / Xi'an exchange artistic.

The kick-off of the exchange is launched at Le Lieu, centre en art actuel, on Friday, May 11 at 7 pm with a conference on the state of art and performance art in China followed by performances presented by Li Xiaomu and Xiang Xishi.

The following week, Le Lieu and its collaborators is organizing the ambulatory opening of the six artists' exhibitions on Friday, May 18th. The opening is starting at 5 pm at LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE (185, Christophe-Colomb Street East), where the work of Wang Pan is presented, continues at 6 pm at Avatar (Méduse - 541, de Saint-Vallier Street East, 5th floor), which is exposing the work of Wu Quan, then to VU (Medusa - 550 Côte d'Abraham Street) which is hosted the artistic proposals of Chen Hua and Su Shen. The stroll is ending at 7 pm at Le Lieu, centre en art actuel (345, du Pont Street), where the work of Xiang Xishi is unveiled. The exhibitions are presented from May 18 to June 10 in different places, and from May 18 to May 20 in Avatar.

At Avatar, Wu Quan is presenting JI TONG YA JIANG, a performative conversation in the Studio. In this project, the artist is using the voice as a sound material. If two people do not understand each other's language, the language becomes a sound. Can the voice break the language barrier?

The second phase of this exchange will take place in China, in Xi'an, from July 17 to 31, 2018. The participating Quebec artists are: Patrick Altman, Julie Bouffard, Belinda Campbell, Sébastien Goyette Cournoyer, Marie-Pier Gravel, Motel Hélène, Catherine Lebel Ouellet and Giorgia Volpe.

Photo : Marion Gotti - Avatar
Photo : Marion Gotti - Avatar
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