Ting-Jung Chen & Hui Ye.

The Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018 goes to two artists who, in the exhibition Keep me close to you, discuss current (as well as historic) forms of transmission of immaterial goods that traverse across political and ideological boundaries – specifically those of Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China – their countries of origin.

Ting-Jung Chen’s audio installation You Are the Only One I Care About (whisper) conveys a vivid impression of a peculiar phenomenon spawned by propaganda strategies: the artist has reimagined the enormous “broadcast walls” that both socialist and capitalist countries in East Asia erected along their borders to flood their enemy neighbours with slogans and songs from the “better world”. Her sculptural and musical composition prompts wide-ranging reflections on the transformation to modes of disseminating ideology specific to a place and time into present-day commercialised space.

The media and sound artist Hui Ye presents the 32-minute video Quick Code Service, which scrutinizes contemporary digital communication technologies and their limitations. Using WeChat, the most popular communication platform in China today, and her personal QR code, the artist “constructs” her own – digital – identity on the network from a distance. She is separated from her avatar by the Great Firewall, which the government of the People’s Republic has installed to regulate data traffic. Balancing somewhere between documentation and fiction, Hui Ye’s video draws attention to the potential for manipulation inherent in digital media while also grappling with how far she has come.

Venue

Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz/Treitlstraße 2
1040 Wien

Current Dates

  • Tue. 18 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 25 Dec 2018, noon - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 26 Dec 2018, noon - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 27 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 28 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

December

  • Sat. 29 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 30 Dec 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

January 2019

  • Tue. 01 Jan 2019, noon - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 02 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 03 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 04 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 05 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 06 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 08 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 09 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 10 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 11 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 12 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 13 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 15 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 16 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 17 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 18 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 19 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 20 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tue. 22 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Wed. 23 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thu. 24 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Fri. 25 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sat. 26 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sun. 27 Jan 2019, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.