Asia New Zealand Foundation China Networking Tour 2016

    Asia New Zealand Foundation China Networking Tour 2016

    About the Program

    In curating the tour, Ping Pong emphasized introductions to the more progressive and experimental contemporary Chinese artists and their curatorial practices while providing an overview of the ecology of the performing arts industry in China. Through in-depth exchanges of experiences, practices and ideas, the visiting artists and their local counterparts gained insight into the conditions and trends of professional developments under the policy and cultural climate in each other’s countries.

    The tour opened up multiple avenues and perspectives for the visiting artists to access and understand China’s dynamic contemporary performing arts scene, and also laid a solid foundation for long-term partnerships and future collaborations between Chinese and New Zealand artists and arts organizations.

    Where We Went

      We visited studios and had meetings with artists and arts organizations in Beijing and Shanghai:

    • Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai
    • Grass Stage Theater, Shanghai
    • Art Space for Kids, Shanghai
    • Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
    • Shanghai Pingtan Troupe
    • 1933 Micro Theatre, Shanghai
    • Maleonn Studio, Shanghai
    • E Theatre, Shanghai
    • Shanghai International Arts Festival
    • Frontier Cultural Center, Beijing
    • Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 798 Art District, Beijing
    • Drum Tower West Theater, Beijing
    • Penghao Theatre, Beijing
    • Tianqiao Arts Centre, Beijing
    • Red Gate Residency, Beijing
    • Paper Tiger Theatre Studio, Beijing
    • Forbidden City Museum, Beijing
    • China National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing
    • And countless live performances, gallery events, and exhibitions!

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