Seven Necessities: An Assembly Line Project
At the opening of Li Xiaofei's solo show Seven Necessities: An Assembly Line Project, the artist Li Xiaofei and independent curator Rebecca Catching will join us to discuss about the concept formation and works of the show, reflection on the current stage of An Assembly Line Project and their varieties of ongoing explorations. In this dialogue we'll summarize and explore the reflection on the current issue of the progress and transition of nowadays society, and significance coming from it by doing this project based on their detailed interpretation of Filming Files of Factory and continuous practical experiences of Assembly Line projects carried out in 150 factories of all sizes worldwide over the last seven years.
About the Guests
Li Xiaofei, born in Hunan province, 1973; graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Currently he lives and works in Shanghai and New York. Li has received grants from the Iaspis International Residency (Sweden) and the Asian Cultural Council (U.S.A). His works has been featured in exhibitions internationally, including: in 2016 Fundamental 5. Mediations Biennale Poznań, Poland; in 2015 Barents Spektakel and the 5th Japan Nakanojo Biennale; in 2014 "Social Factory: The 10th Shanghai Biennale"; The 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art; "60th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen"; and in 2013 "Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture", Shenzhen; and "Descriptive Acts" and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, U.S.A. in 2012.
Rebecca Catching has lived in China for years. She is an active curator, writer and translator in the art world; and currently executive director of Assembly Line Project Studio (ALPS), director of OV Gallery in Shanghai, member of curatorial team of Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, founder of the online art magazine Randian.