Bare Screen

The new digital commission project Bare Screen” presents an artwork or a group of artworks created by leading artists including Tao Hui, Tianzhuo Chen, Liu Qinmin, Liu Chuang, Payne Zhu, Tan Jing & Zheng Ke, Zhang Wenxin, Tang Chao, Hu Wei, Liu Wa and other artists. 

Qinmin Liu: Angelhaha No Limit

Qinmin Liu’s latest music video “Angelhaha No Limit” is like a mixed-media artist’s statement; she fuses pop culture memes, hip-hop music, crossover fashion, contemporary dance, and other elements, presented with a trash aesthetic. 

Bare Screen
Tianzhuo Chen: The Dust

The Dust presents a performance that situates farming tools and ceremonial objects as the primary protagonists, while humans remain noticeably absent. The artist’s lens shifts from the water-powered prayer wheels in Cuogao Village to the celestial burial ground at Damu Temple, telling a story from the beginning of life, evolution, and blooming desires to perishing bodies, through shots of farming and ceremonial relics.

Podcast: Conversations with Art Writers

Conversations with Art Writers is an interview podcast presented by Macalline Art Center and Heichi Magazine. Writers active in the art industry are invited to share their thoughts, questions, and experiences in an interview format.

Tao Hui: Similar Disguises

The series of short video episodes, each of which presents a character in a different time and space environment, allowing artist Tao Hui to rethink the role of “dressing up” and “performing” in people’s identity and transformation. 

Tao Hui: Performance Fragments in Phone Screens

In his short video series Similar Disguise (2020), Tao Hui represents the universality of performance gestures in short mobile videos and shows how users find their own identities through layers of disguises. The live stream event “Performance Fragments in Phone Screens” will further explore the characteristics of the mobile phone screen as a medium and the demonstrative time and space of that medium. 

Macalline Art Center digitally launches in Beijing

Beijing’s newest non-profit art institution Macalline Art Center digitally launches through a series of digital initiatives, including “Bare Screen”, a program of newly commissioned digital artworks. More information can be found on the organization’s new social media channels (WeChat, Weibo, Douyin, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube).

“How Can I be Plural”, Chen Zhou, 2020

Macalline Art Center is a practice-oriented site focused on contemporary visual inventions. The Center engages with artists and art groups by building physical and online communities through events and research. The Center is guided by the working processes of artists, constantly re-defining and testing itself and renewing perceptual and cognitive systems in contemporary situations and contexts.