If you ask where to have the most authentic hotpot in Chongqing, you will get many different answers because Chongqing hotpot is everywhere.
But if you ask where is the most artistic place in Chongqing, then the answer will be very specific: Huangjueping.
Huangjueping has lots of "very artistic" sites, such as the "Old Sichuan Fine Arts Institute" rooted in the past few decades, the "graffiti street" that has spread for several kilometers, the "old tea house" with more than 30 years history, power plant with large chimneys that has stopped smoking long time ago and the old rusted railways waiting to be activated.... They possess a strong sense of pictures. And most importantly, they bring out the temperature and texture of Huangjueping. It is in these conditions that home and abroad artists and art institutions gradually gathered and grew up. They communicated with the locals who are called the "old Huangjuepinger" so often that the cooperation in art creation became the norm between the two. This place was covered with mysterious light of art since then.
The Jiulong Peninsula, with Huangjueping as its location center and content core, is the second peninsula bay area where the Yangtze River flows into Chongqing. The advantages of geographical location on both sides are obvious. Now it has a new functional orientation: the international version of the Jiulong Art Culture Peninsula. Based on the resource advantages of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and the geographical advantages of the peninsula, the regional renewal of Huangjueping in the Jiulong Peninsula has become a key task at the municipal level. To revive the region, we need to follow the initial path and at the same time carving our own way, which means not to disturb the original soil, not to erase the memory of the city, and not to disrupt the existing community structure. Therefore, the return of the artists based in Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, the return of the artistic works, the return of the artistic atmosphere, and the return of Huangjueping’s memory are the “code” for the international version of the Jiulong Art Culture Peninsula. Base on this, the regional renewal development will change from “return” to “revival”.
As a member of the Huangjueping community, we have the needs, emotions, responsibilities, and advantages to make suggestions and take practical actions for the development of this region. Under such circumstance, the first “2019 REVIVAL • Yangtze International Huangjueping Culture And Art Festival” is jointly launched by three local third-party social organizations, referring to “Dimensions Art Center”, “Tongmen Art Center” and “Essence Art Center”.
Under the concept of “empathic and voluntary”, “symbiotic and autonomous”, “harmonious and diverse” proposed by the “Revival Initiative”, the “Art Festival” will follow the “Fate of History”, “Demands from Nature” “Response of Humanity”, “Logic of Knowledge”as the direction of value and practice, linking communities in Huangjueping, art institutes along the Yangtze River, and independent artists at home and abroad. Together, Art Festival carry out“City Memory”, “Ecological Art” and “Community Folk Art”, in which we will explore the propositions such as “space renewal”, “ecological balance” and “community creation” in the process of urban renewal and development.
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“City Memory” focuses on the theme of “Society Spectacle and Community Scenery”. It will invite home and abroad artists and emerging curators to conduct residency creation and curate. In the context of Chongqing’s contemporary international art exchange, “City Memory” will be integrated into Huangjueping as well as surrounding historical space and local community.
In the present of Chongqing, a unique historical site where the ancient land of the Bayu and the modern industrial city overlap, “City Memory” launches localized, public and experimental artistic expressions in the form of open practice such as residency creation, workshops and on-site exhibitions. It seeks the unique city memory of Huangjueping and depicts the future of China's post-industrial city cultural renewal.
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The shadow of climate change and species extinction makes human existence an illusion, and the entire planet is experiencing a crisis that has never existed since the extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The “Ecological Art” section will invite artist Long Pan, who has been deploying fungus as an artistic medium for many years, to carry out a residency exhibition with the theme of “Dwelling in Catastrophe”. This includes participatory workshops as a main form to get to know the fungus together with the public and explore the possibility of coexisting with it in the age of hardship. like an amateur archeologist, she explored various types of mushrooms in the ruins of the post-industrial city, trying to reinterpret the historical memory of human industrialization from the perspective of non-human life.
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“Community Folk Art”is divided into two parts, referring to the practical workshop in urban area and the folk art salon that focuses on innovative communication.
The workshop invites experienced artist instructors in deploying social aesthetic education to provide public courses customized for the elderly who have little chance to directly contact with art. the courses will be designed considering the background of the local community and will use prints and propylene as main tools. Thus, the elderly can express emotions about their living community with their own hands.
The Folk Art Salon will continue to invite active folk art inheritors. To converge their powers, to root in the era of the local community, to share the experience in profession development, and to expand horizon in a way of exchanging and cooperating with the experts, scholars in a wider field as well as the government's cultural-tourism workers .
This section aims to transform art into a spiritual bond in the neighborhood, transforming culture into a centripetal force for community rejuvenation.
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2019 REVIVAL • YANGTZE INTERNATIONAL HUANGJUEPING CULTURE AND ART FESTIVAL时间 | Time：2019.9.22-10.25地点| Venue：重庆市九龙坡区黄桷坪及周边地区Huangjueping and Surrounding Area in Jiulongpo District, Chongqing, CITY MEMORY - Society Spectacle and Community SceneryECOLOGICAL ART - MycopoeticsCOMMUNITY FOLK ART - Art Education Workshop into Community观察团 | Watchers Delegation：（即将公布介绍）贺浩然、彭智烨、兰航、Lee Kyeonghee（韩国）、龙盼、王忱、王孟楠、张潇月、张龙Haoran He, Zhiye Peng, Hang Lan, Lee Kyeonghee (KOR), Pan Long, Chen Wang, Mengnan Wang, Yiy Zhang, Long Zhang青年策展人| Emerging Curators：Yuqian Deng, Manman Wang, Gege Zheng, Xueqin ZhangHandmade Works of Yunsi Temple Studio - Gang ZhuSevenDays natural dyeing studio - ZiHooFulongju Art Design Studio - Changsong RenYucheng Art Education Studio - Yunsong ChenStar Silent Art Studio - Xingxing WuJixiahui Calligraphy Studio - Jing ZhangRevival • Yangtze International Huangjueping Culture And Art Festival Committee曾途、靳立鹏、曾令香、邵丽桦、张罗娜、何京、朱献帆、胡克、刘勇、孙雨嫣Tu Zeng, Lipeng Jin, Lingxiang Zeng, Lihua Shao, Luona Zhang, Jing He, Xianfan Zhu, Ke Hu, Yong Liu, Yuyan SunSichuan Fine Arts InstituteSichuan Fine Arts Institute Cross Media StudioSichuan Fine Arts Institute Rural Revitalization and Folk Arts Revitalize StudioHandmade Works of Yunsi Temple StudioSevenDays natural dyeing StudioFulongju Art Design StudioYucheng Art Education StudioYoudianlu Community, Huangjueping Street, Jiulongpo District, ChongqingTangjiawan Community, Huangjueping Street, Jiulongpo District, ChongqingXinshichang Community, Huangjueping Street, Jiulongpo District, ChongqingChongqing Railway Primary SchoolSense Health Management StudioYangtze River Humanities and Arts PeninsulaChongqing Happy Radio FM103.5Mao er' Art & Creative Zone
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