Presented in collaboration with International Art and Science Research Institute

10-18 Nov 2017 • Shanghai

Viewfinder: ON AIR – Shanghai

Joey Holder, Selachimorpha, 2017

Viewfinder: ON AIR

ON AIR launches as part of our international showcasing programme, Viewfinder, in Shanghai over 10 till 18 November, alongside the West Bund Art Fair. ON AIR is a collaboration with Shanghai-based International Art and Science Research Institute (AS), which organises interdisciplinary programmes and projects in and beyond China.

As part of the ON AIR programme we’re bringing seven artists with us to connect them with local contacts in Shanghai, and to show their work as part of a series of screenings, events and talks in Shanghai. The artists in the programme are Anne Haaning, Joey Holder, Patrick Hough, Shona Illingworth, Karen Kramer, Torsten Lauschmann and Lawrence Lek.

Programme in Shanghai

>>Friday, 10 Nov 17 – Shanghai Vancouver Film School: talks by Anne Haaning and Torsten Lauschmann

17:00 – 17:15: Welcome by curators and representative from Shanghai Vancouver Film School
17:15 – 18:30: Artist talk by Torsten Lauschmann
18:30 – 18:45: Break
18:45 – 20:00: Artist talk by Anne Haaning

Venue address: 149 Yanchang Rd, Zhabei Qu, Shanghai

>>Saturday, 11 Nov 17 – Aurora Museum: screening of work by Patrick Hough, Shona Illingworth and Karen Kramer

13:30 – 14:00: Guests arrive and audience registration
14:00 – 14:15: Introductions from Aurora Museum and programme curators
14:15 – 14:45: Three artists introduce themselves and their work
14:45 – 16:00: Screening programme:

  • Shona Illingworth, Time Present, 2016
  • Patrick Hough, And If In A Thousand Years, 2017
  • Karen Kramer, The Eye that Articulates Belongs on Land, 2016

16:00 – 16:30: Tea Break
16:30 – 16:45: Conversation / artists & curators
16:45 – 17:30: Q&A

Venue address: LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai

>>Saturday, 11 Nov 17 – Shanghai Gallery of Art: A Night on Air

21:00 – 23:00: Screening and wine reception.

An informal screening of films by Anne Haaning, Joey Holder, Patrick Hough, Shona Illingworth, Karen Kramer, Torsten Lauschmann and Lawrence Lek. The event will be introduced by Shanghai Gallery of Art’s Chief Curator.

A Night on Air will be an opportunity to see work by the artists, and for audiences and artists to meet and share an evening talking to one-another, over a glass of wine.

Venue address: 3F, No.3, Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai

>>Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 – Chronus Art Center: screening of Joey Holder’s work

13:oo – Screening programme:

  • Selachimorpha, 2017, 5’01”
  • Ophiucus, 2016, 3’40”
  • Ophiux, 2017, 21’32”

13:30 – Artist talk/introduction to practice
13:50 – Q&A with audience
14:10 – Finish

Venue address: M50, Bldg 18, NO.50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai

>>Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 – West Bund Art & Design Fair: Launch of ON AIR programme

16:00 – 16:10: Welcome and arrival
16:10 – 16:15: Introduction to programme from curators
16:15 – 17:15: Artist introductions to work – all seven artists
17:15 – 17:30: Informal networking

Venue address: West Bund Art Center, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai

>>Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 – Chronus Art Center: screening of Lawrence Lek’s work

15:00 – 16:30: Programme of selected films by Lawrence Lek, to be followed by Q&A with the artist.

Venue address: M50, Bldg 18, NO.50 Moganshan Rd, Shanghai



videoclub has been awarded funding for Viewfinder from Arts Council England and Creative Scotland to deliver a series of visits across E Asia with artists who work with moving image. This is with the aim of promoting those artists to local audiences and to enable artists to gain contacts, which can lead to earning income, through such as sales, commissions, exhibitions, screenings and residencies. We will be visiting cities across China, Taiwan and S Korea throughout 2017 and 18.

ON AIR Project

ON AIR is a long-term cultural exchange programme that Viewfinder will be part of over the next two years, enabling exchange internationally between artists from the UK, China and other countries. It is a project established by videoclub and International Art & Science Research Institute.

International Art & Science Research Institute (AS)

International Art & Science Research Institute is a non-profit research organisation based in Shanghai and Hong Kong, focused on art and scientific development internationally. This is to encourage interaction between art and science organisations, and to promote research in this field.

It aims to promote the creation and development of new art and interdisciplinary studies; professional art curation and management; international projects, and bridging disciplines through alliances and networks.

Funded by Arts Council England and Creative Scotland.