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Zhu Jinglun

China

Grants Awarded

2018 | Curation | United States

a 1-year Graduate Scholarship to provide for living expenses during the final year of an M.A. program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College

Events

Exhibition / United States

In this world, we [CCS Bard 2019 Spring Thesis Exhibition]

April 7, 2019 - May 26, 2019

"In this world, we" explores forms of visual representation of Chinese migrant workers who are largely excluded from political and cultural domains. Counter to a dominant tendency to portray them as a generic mass of former peasants and interchangeable “others,” this exhibition seeks to draw attention to fragments and traces of their everyday individual lives. In this world, we presents copies of archival images from Liu Chuang’s Love Story (2006-2015), the video installation Waterfall (2016) by Li Jinghu, and selected videos from Labour in a Single Shot (Hangzhou) (2014), part of a video documentation project initiated by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki. The exhibition also includes investigative materials from non-governmental organization China Labor Watch.

For a seat on the free chartered bus from New York City for the April 7 opening please call T +1 845 758 7598 or email ccs@bard.edu. Reservations are required.

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Grantee: Zhu Jinglun

Exhibition / United States

Ilana Harris-Babou: Clean Lines

May 22, 2019 - September 8, 2019

Curated by ACC grantee Jinglun Zhu, Ilana Harris-Babou’s solo exhibition "Clean Lines" presents a new installation that draws on the branding strategies of luxury home-goods companies and the language of twentieth-century zoning laws in the US. The installation activates the surfaces and depths of the window display by expanding on the visual tactics and multilayered contents of her previous video work, Red Sourcebook (2018). In this new iteration, Harris-Babou juxtaposes the sleek lines and aspirational rhetoric of home-furnishing advertising with color-coded maps and texts from the exclusionary policies that continue to shape real estate development in the present.

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Grantee: Zhu Jinglun

Special Event / United States

I am the people! artist images of Chinese labor

September 12, 2019

Discussion with curators and ACC grantees Yao Mengxi and Jinglun Zhu, and scholar Liu Ye, on their recent projects, including visual representations of Chinese rural migrant workers, the cultural identity of the Chinese worker class, and how exhibitions can give these notions form.

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Grantees: Yao Mengxi, Zhu Jinglun