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Writing in the Rain, 2011 © FX Harsono

What is it to be Chinese?


Curated by Katerina Valdivia Bruch


Artists: Kyungwoo Chun, FX Harsono, Truong Ngu, Tintin Wulia, David Zink Yi

Opening: October 12, 2012, 7-10 pm
Exhibition: 12 October - 18 November 2012

The exhibition What is it to be Chinese? sets up a framework to start thinking about Chinese belonging, but also to reflect about global migration movements and contemporary Chinese culture.

In the show, five artists of mixed Chinese origins address in their work what they associate to their Chinese roots. However, these artists were not raised up in China nor speak Chinese language. 

What is it to be Chinese? is about Chinese diaspora, but also about how people address their belonging to a place in which they have barely lived nor know the language. It is more about what might be called 'Chinese'. The way these artists address Chinese belonging could give us a clue on how much we do share and incorporate various cultural backgrounds in our lives.

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Curator's Talk:
14 October at 4 pm
21 October at 4 pm, followed by the performance Glücklicher Stern by Truong Ngu

Artist Talk:
8 November at 8 pm, followed by the performance Glücklicher Stern by Truong Ngu

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Grimmuseum
Fichtestr. 2
10967 Berlin


Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday 14.00 - 19.00 h
Free entrance

 
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