十方國際駐留計畫｜DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR)：
In the early twentieth century, the formation of the public sphere was brought about by the modernization of the West’s social structure. The residency program emerged from this and became an essential link between regional culture and art and the community ecology. Nowadays, with the gradual maturity of global internationalization and information networking in the 21st century, the residency program is based on its open, interconnected, and in-depth model characteristics, and in today’s international art field has gradually formed the exchange of knowledge among different countries and regions. The network of relationships has played an essential role in international contemporary art and regional cultural exchanges.
Dimensions Art Center is rooted in the genes of oriental culture, along with the modernization and internationalization with Chinese characteristics, it is maintaining an open and symbiotic philosophy and dialogue with the world, pursuing mutual exchange and harmonious coexistence with colleagues in the historical traditions and national cultures of various countries while absorbing and learning International benign knowledge experience. The residency program is a useful model for promoting international diversification and opening up.
DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR) is committed to building a “Contemporary”, “Experimental”, “Local,” and “Public” international art research and exchange platform. In the context of international art and culture, facing the contemporary society and regional on-site history, through the diversified integration of cross-domain, cross-media, and cross-disciplinary, open, innovative, and experimental, theoretical research and creative practice are carried out to realize the contemporary mutual coexistence of art and society in the world.
1. 本體社群構建 - 駐留｜Art Community Cultivation — Residency
In 2013, Dimensions Art Center was initiated by establishing DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR), linked to the international art and culture community, and established in the local art and culture ecology of Chongqing. By inviting people from all over the world to face the current era of intricate international art and culture, Chongqing’s initial international modernization and local history and culture coexist in the urban-rural integration zone, thus providing local practice and research samples to rethink the logical structure of knowledge and the relationship between art and society, exploring the cultural propositions of the community of the times.
Since the Art Community Cultivation in DAC, DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR) has successfully established a platform for artists, curators, and volunteers. It is expanding its resident cooperation with researchers, designers, writers, and other professionals. The professional field extends from contemporary art to urban planning, agricultural ecology, traditional folk art, community development, literature, technology, and other aspects. By analyzing the interaction logic that adapts to multi-party professionals’ collaboration, the knowledge exchange in multi-party professional fields is realized, and the collaboration of various social identities is mutually consistent. We will create a communication practice environment that combines current times, social publicity, and cross-border experimental communication. Diverse cultures, multi-layered logics, and multi-dimensional perspectives exist simultaneously and space, thinking and acting, growing, and developing together.
In 2019, DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR) continued to explore the relationship between the international and local art and culture in Chongqing, China. Under the main subject of DAC “Art and Urban-Rural Development,” DAC has supported 17 artists and curators from home and abroad during the year, including 15 young artists. Their residency plans cover city planning and natural ecology, international networks and virtual interactions, industrial cities, and community life.
2. 藝術與區域構建 - 駐留｜Art and Regional Contribution - Residency
Under the vision of the symbiosis of art and society, promoting regional art and culture ecology contributes to the comprehensive development of local culture and innovation vitality. Facing the era of comprehensive deepening of international networks, rapid changes in social structure, and diversified changes in social phenomena, we need to gradually clarify the logic of the relationship between culture and art and international linkage, regional development, industrial links, and community and people’s livelihoods.
DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR) takes the artist residency program as the core content, uses artist residency exhibitions and thematic social projects as the carrier, and gathers young curators, researchers and independent studios, and other professional groups. We took action through resident research and practice, on-site interaction, activity voice, and multi-dimensional interaction between artistic content and social scene. At the same time, in project practice, we will link international organizations, local governments, public institutions, social enterprises, and media to gather resources in various fields that can promote mutual development, carry out good social collaboration and resource matching, and strive to reflect the social significance of art fully. Besides, we reflect on the primary relationship between our knowledge logic and regional construction in action, promote the vitality and innovation of intellectual groups and the diversified growth of art and culture, and realize the development of local construction and the symbiosis of art and culture.