69 ART CAMPUS presents a curatorial project of “Smart Order”

TEXT:CAFA ART INFO    DATE: 2023.11.23

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“Smart Order” is a curatorial project showcasing modes of art production that might disturb a contemporary workplace. Ranging from Generative AI,  online ordering & delivery platforms, and digital divination, to knitting, the working methods and materials employed by the participating artists vary. During a fixed period of time, a repetitive act of clocking in, modeling, looking, or even waiting represents a hierarchical structure. If being creative means modifying rules that govern our society, there is a chance that an artist’s practice could instill a sense of security and dignity. 

Smart Order always contains Boredom and Stupidity. We should not be fooled by the liberating promise of automation technologies. Paradoxically, advanced instruments of control are maintained by human beings. Violence is glorified rather than noticed when work is done through systematic rituals. It is a Smart Strategy of withdrawal that changes working conditions and organizes a better class of ungovernable art workers.
About the Curator
Miao Zijin is an independent curator. She studied at London College of Communication (BA Creative Advertising Strategy) and Goldsmiths (MFA Curating). She worked at LEAP magazine as an editor and Taikang Space as a researcher. She treats curatorial practice as a site-specific testing ground which deals with power relations, especially the technology of governance and the politics of display. 
Miao Zijin’s recent curatorial projects include: “Droning On”(2023, Wind H Art Center); “Sculptural Vibes Cutting through (In)Accessible Sites”(2023, Gravity Art Museum); “Longing: Anthem of Digital Sadness” (2023, GCAC); “Les Mômes” (2023, Star Gallery); “Perfect Partner in the Near Future” (2022, Yuelai Art Museum); “Emotional Autonomous Region: When Crypto meets Funeral & Wedding”(2022, Gallery Func); “Creatures of the Air”(2022, MadeIn Gallery); “Boomerang [Attention! The Show Goes On]” (2021, 9th OCAT Biennale);  “JIMEI ARLES Discovery Award [A Forensic Play]” (2021, Three Shadows Xiamen); “The Comfort Zone at A Distance”(2019, Taikang Space);  “Shared Narrative(s)” (2018, ShanghART S-Space);  “Paul McCarthy's Lounge” (2018,M WOODS);  “I Do (Not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration” (2017, Qiao Space & TANK Shanghai Project Space).

About 69 ART CAMPUS  
69 ART CAMPUS is a non-profit contemporary art institution. It is located at No. 143, West Fourth Ring North Road, Beijing. 69 ART CAMPUS is committed to sharing its contemporary art collection with the public, and inviting curators and artists to undertake diverse art projects, to create a new narrative where corporate office and contemporary art projects co-exist in one space.

About the Exhibition

“Smart Order” 

Artists:  aaajiao, Thomas Demand, Guo Fazhan, Tehching Hsieh, Hu Yinping, Li Hanwei, Li Liao, Li Xindi, Liu Xinyi, Luo Ran, Paul McCarthy, Mountain River Jump!, Jonas Roßmeißl, Andrew Norman Wilson, Xia Chengan, Xu Jiachen, Yu Guo, Zhang Ding
Curator: Miao Zijin
Producer: Niklas Chou
Opening: 25th Nov. 2023, 3pm
Duration: 25th Nov. 2023 - 3rd Mar. 2024
Location: 69 ART CAMPUS 

Address: No.143 West Fourth Ring North Road, Haidian District, Beijing 

Courtesy of 69 ART CAMPUS.