„Collaboration_6: All ready made in China“,
with Sandra Filic, Leonie Felle, Maximilian Geuter, Philipp Messner, Alexander Steig, Thomas Thiede
Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai
All ready made in China was both title and concept of a process and show. During their two-weeks stay in Shanghai, the artists examined the idea of the readymade, the found object or objet trouvé. Dating back to the early 20th century, it was Marcel Duchamp who first introduced the usage of everyday objects within an art context. Today, the definition of the term ‚ ready-made‘ is multifaceted, comprising amongst others, assisted readymades, printed readymades, semi-readymades and imitated readymades. COLLABORATION_6 explored Shanghai in order to find images, objects, thoughts and materials to put together, analyse and transform into a collaborative installation. Focussing on the notion of production, on original & copy, before & after, etc. the eight artists investigated the city, looking at questions of use, reuse, re-reuse and of copyright, market, production, reproduction, and the influence of digitally converted systems. Every work was developed and found at site. The city became a pool for artistic ideas and materials, which were then displayed in the exhibition space. During their stay the artists gave lectures and a workshop.