Heteroglossia#4:Creolization of Theory and Becoming strategies of “local others”

In response to the shift of forefront of thoughts and resonate with the pulse of the times, the Longlati Collection and Patronage Program was initiated in 2017 with three themes: 20th-century international women artists, minority and multi-minority cultures, and the practice of post-90s Chinese artists. These threads fall within three emerging academic fields: feminist philosophy, minority theory, and Sinophone studies.

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Heteroglossia#3:The concept of “yellow” as “Sinophone trouble”

In response to the shift of forefront of thoughts and resonate with the pulse of the times, the Longlati Collection and Patronage Program was initiated in 2017 with three themes: 20th-century international women artists, minority and multi-minority cultures, and the practice of post-90s Chinese artists. These threads fall within three emerging academic fields: feminist philosophy, minority theory, and Sinophone studies.

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Heteroglossia#2:Ecology of the Other

In response to the shift of forefront of thoughts and resonate with the pulse of the times, the Longlati Collection and Patronage Program was initiated in 2017 with three themes: 20th-century international women artists, minority and multi-minority cultures, and the practice of post-90s Chinese artists. These threads fall within three emerging academic fields: feminist philosophy, minority theory, and Sinophone studies.

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Heteroglossia#1:The History of Women as Darkness

In response to the shift of forefront of thoughts and resonate with the pulse of the times, the Longlati Collection and Patronage Program was initiated in 2017 with three themes: 20th-century international women artists, minority and multi-minority cultures, and the practice of post-90s Chinese artists. These threads fall within three emerging academic fields: feminist philosophy, minority theory, and Sinophone studies.

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Longlati Foundation Appoints Jenny Jiaying Chen as Art Director

Longlati Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenny Jiaying Chen as Art Director, who has assumed her new position on March 1, 2023.

Jenny Jiaying Chen has been with Longlati Writers’ Acquisition Committee (Shanghai) since the fall of 2021. In this new position, she will work closely with Longlati’s team to fully engage in exhibition coordination and curation, establish connections with external institutions, reach full communication, and explore international collaboration possibilities. At the same time, she will combine her own research with exhibitions, publications, and public programs to provide a more diverse academic context for Longlati’s collection and patronage program, to explore the practices of international women artists, minority and multiple minority groups, and post-1990 Chinese artists in the twentieth century, and to promote cross-regional, cross-community and cross-cultural dialogue. As a scholar focusing on the frontiers of inquiry, Jenny will also dive into Longlati Foundation’s collection to realize a forward-looking group exhibition project based on sorting and organizing the artists’ cases.

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Su Yu-Xin: Dust that Rides the Wind

The first institutional solo show of Su Yu-Xin (b. 1991, Hualien, Taiwan; lives and works in Los Angeles) in Mainland China will be held at Longlati Foundation, Shanghai. Entitled “Dust that Rides the Wind”, the exhibition is curated by Beijing-based curator Luan Shixuan. As the recipient of Longlati Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2021–22 cycle, Su Yu-Xin will present her year-long project of color study and painting practice, including more than 30 works on canvas or wood panel, as well as marked traces and physical shreds of evidence produced in the process.

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Entangled, Ensnared, Entwined – Carol Bove, Hu Xiaoyuan, Alicja Kwade

Longlati Spring Exhibition 2023, “Entangled, Ensnared, Entwined”, features three internationally celebrated women artists from the post-70s generation: Carol Bove (b. 1971, Geneva, Switzerland; lives and works in New York), Hu Xiaoyuan (b. 1977, Harbin, China; lives and works in Beijing), and Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland; lives and works in Berlin). The exhibition reflects their nuanced insights into the sculptural forms of personal, psychological, and social attachments. It is articulated by three sub-themes that describe various dimensions of intertwining as a metaphor for living in or with nature – “Entangled Positions,” “Ensnared Beings,” and “Entwined Engagements” – through a process of a constellation that juxtaposes or counterposes works by the three artists. Echoing part of the mission of the Longlati Collection and Patronage Program, which is to represent the interests of women artists from the last century, all the works on show this time were acquired by the Foundation in the past few years.

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Burning at the Edges

“Burning at the Edges” features a number of large scale works recently acquired by Longlati Foundation in response to the theme of minority and multi-minority cultures, including the “Domes” series Y.Z. Kami’s (b.1956, Tehran, Iran), the jute sack works of Ibrahim Mahama (b. 1987, Tamale, Ghana), the black-and-white paintings by Adam Pendleton (b. 1984, Richmond, Virginia, United States).  The exhibition will explore how these three artists transform sacred architecture, globalized commodities, propaganda and graffiti texts, while exploring the meaning of fluid identities and the inherent conflicts within. The exhibition is produced by Longlati Foundation.

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Tan Yongqing: Fantasy

Curated by Yang Jian, “Fantasy” is Tan Yongqing’s (b.1990, Shijiazhuang) first institutional show in China.  Driven by the idea of “Decade after Decade”, this is the first time for Longlati Collection and Patronage Program to present the stage achievements of the practices of post-90s Chinese artists since its launch in 2017, among which Tan Yongqing has long been concerned and given strong back to. This exhibition carries a substantial research into the huge triptych by Tan Yongqing, which is the most significant piece in the artist’s recent works. Commissioned by Longlati Foundation in 2020, it responds to the great proposition of “art meets technology” for Longlati Collection and Patronage Program.

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Timothy Lai: Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Pa

Longlati Foundation is pleased to present “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Pa”, the first institutional solo exhibition of Asian-American painter Timothy Lai Hui Ming (b. 1987, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia) and his debut in China. This new body of work cites Elton John’s 1974 song “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me,” transformed by “Pa” as an ending note. The impassioned plea for reciprocity within male fellowship is redirected into the complex father-son relationship, represented through conflict and negotiation on Lai’s canvases. Exuberant hues of yellow and red, purple and brown cast the unique quality of liminal light, underscoring the fluid and ever shifting state of these confrontations.

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Silk Road Traveler, Lethe’s Wanderer —Manuel Mathieu’s World-Building Painting Comes to China

Longlati Foundation is honored to present “Silk Road Traveler, Lethe’s Wanderer”, the solo exhibition of Manuel Mathieu (b.1986, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti) curated by Chinese artist Pu Yingwei, which marks the launch of Longlati Curatorial Exchange Program, a pioneering gesture of the foundation to demonstrate “exhibition as form” when artists are playing the role of curator. The body of work on show this time includes Mathieu’s earlier paintings acquired by Longlati Foundation and new pieces devised around the concepts of traveling, of sea and sky, of navigating on a boat, which are influenced by his discussions with Pu Yingwei. In return, Mathieu will also curate Pu Yingwei’s solo exhibition next year at Longlati Foundation. The following is the exhibition text written by Pu Yingwei:

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Laure Prouvost: Theatergarden and A Be(a)stiary of the Anthropocene

Produced by Longlati Foundation, “Theatergarden and A Be(a)stiary of the Anthropocene” presents its collection of paintings and glass sculptures by Laure Prouvost (b.1978, Lille, France) along with an array of mediums that span installation, hand-woven tapestry and video from the artist’s recent practice. The body of work portrays the disorientation of life-(trans)form in the face of global climate change, while mapping the precariousness of modern language beyond sociopolitical confines.

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Ma Qiusha: The Mirror(-scape) of Your Skin

Longlati Foundation is pleased to present “The Mirror(-scape) of Your Skin.” Introducing a significant part of Ma Qiusha’s (b. 1982 Beijing) “Wonderland” series commissioned by Longlati Collection and Patronage Program since 2018, it is Foundation’s first exhibition dedicated to a single Chinese artist and it incorporates a selection of important works from her past.

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WRITERS’ ACQUISITION COMMITTEE (SHANGHAI)

Initiated in September 2021, Longlati Writers’ Acquisition Committee, Shanghai, is formed by four Shanghai-based writers, Jenny Chen, Zian Chen, Suchao Li, Evonne Jiawei Yuan, who are actively involved in the local art scene. It aims to promote the intellectual exchange between writers and emerging artists. They will organize monthly visits to gallery and museum exhibitions in Shanghai, conduct research into the works and develop acquisition proposals. Each of them will nominate artists and evaluate each other’s opinions, then make votes to make new additions to the Collection of Longlati Foundation every month.

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Longlati Foundation | Building Dwelling Thinking: April Diary for Shanghai

Shanghai experienced a sudden upheaval in the past April, with the unexpected citywide lockdown seemingly becoming the new normal. The entire city found itself reluctantly trapped in uncertainty.

Four members of the Collecting Committee at the Longlati Foundation, Chen Jiaying, Chen Xi’an, Li Suchao, and Yuan Jiawei, initiated this sharing session to discuss their respective work interfaces and lifestyles during the closed-loop management process. They aimed to rethink their relationship with the space they occupy and explore the extension of self within it.
This sharing session also invited representatives from galleries collaborating with the Longlati Foundation in Shanghai, including Cai Junjun, Francois Ho, Wang Ruolin, Zhou Bingxin, and Zhang Zheyuan, to join in the dialogue.

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News | Longlati Foundation’s Writers’ Acquistion Committe(Shanghai) 2021.9 Collection

In September 2021, during the process of visiting new exhibitions at galleries and institutions, four members of the Longlati Writers’ Acquisition Committee (Shanghai) noticed two female artists born in the 1990s: Zhang Yibei (born in Daqing, Heilongjiang, in 1992) and Liao Wen (born in Chengdu, Sichuan, in 1994). Focusing on sculpture creation and the development of its language, they each employ conceptual or material-driven visual methodologies in their practices. However, they also incorporate elements of corporeality that exist between performance and action within the expanded field of sculpture, thereby forming an open strategy of media interchange. Based on the selection and resolution by the Longlati Writers’ Collection Committee (Shanghai), the Longlati Foundation gladly announces the acquisition of Zhang Yibei’s work “At the pinnacle of despair” (2021) and Liao Wen’s work “The Garden of Adonis” (2021).

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News | Sydney Shen “Puritan Salvage Demolition Co. pencil” —— Writers’ Acquisition Committee(Shanghai) 2021 Collection

Sydney Shen (born in 1989 in New Jersey, currently based in New York) is a Chinese-American female artist who has garnered attention from the members of the Longlati Foundation’s Writers’ Acquisition Committee (Shanghai), including Chen Jiaying, Chen Xi’an, Li Suchao, and Yuan Jiawei, in their respective research practices. In her debut exhibition in Shanghai titled “Misery Whip,” presented at Gallery Vacancy in early 2021, Shen combines sculpture, installations, and immersive environments that blend human corporeal history, medical history, archaeological found objects, contemporary symbols, and science fiction narratives. These works create a mirrored reality of the real world, reflecting the tension and intricate texture of constructive practices. In her subsequent solo project titled “Cupio Dissolvi” at Liste Art Fair Basel, the artist further explores one of her signature visual languages. By magnifying and scaling ordinary everyday objects to the point of alienation and weaponization, Shen reflects on internal conflicts, divisions, and renewal within oneself.

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“墙后”:雕塑图像、拓扑面孔、多元混响

进入“墙后(Behind the Wall)”展览的展厅,首先映入眼帘的是墙体刷成明黄色的六菱形亭阁,探身而入,视线便与拱形门廊框定的黑人肖像四目相对。这是一位有着如同埃贡·席勒(Egon Schiele)画作般模糊面孔的男子,身着花衣,侧身但正面注视着对位的来者。环顾而视,左右墙壁上各自悬挂着更大尺幅的肖像,一幅是优雅的身着红绿波点花纹的披肩发黑人女士,另一幅,画中身着白T的黑人青年身体前倾,表露出与人交谈的兴致。

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LONGLATI FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ITS EXHIBITION SPACE IN SHANGHAI

Longlati Foundation is a non-profit organization registered in Hong Kong, China, co-founded by David Suand Chen Zihao. It stands between the changing cultural landscape and geo-political environment, contributing to the development of contemporary art in its diversity. Longlati Collection and Patronage Program is structured around three themes: 20th-century international women artists, minority and multi-minority cultures, as well as

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