Reading International presents: Home is Where the Music Is – Chris Zhongtian Yuan
We are pleased to present a new collaboration with Reading International with a new project by Chris Zhongtian Yuan produced in co-operation with Macalline Art Center Bejing, Reading School of Art and Oncurating.org.
Chris Zhongtian Yuan’s practice examines the ways in which spaces of exile and absence are politicized through video, sound and performance. Often taking vernacular sonic and spatial materials from Yuan’s hometown Wuhan as a point of departure, Yuan’s recent works continue to destabilize notions of home, identity and self. Reading International presents a new solo project by Yuan, comprised of a series of site-specific architectural, sound and video interventions. The project will explore the possibility of archiving, fictionalising and reconstructing individual memory and collective resistance in relation to both psychological and physical structures across time and space.
Chris Zhongtian Yuan is a graduate of the Architectural Association. Solo exhibitions include No Door, One Window, Only Light, Macalline Art Center, Beijing; All Trace Is Gone, No Clamour for a Kiss, V.O Curations, London; 1815, K11, Wuhan. Recent group exhibitions and screenings include International Film Festival Rotterdam, Somerset House, Surplus Space, Whitechapel Gallery, Power Station of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, Hubei Museum of Art, OCAT Institute, Videoex Zurich among others.
The project is supported by the British Council’s UK- China Connections through Culture (CTC) Grants.
Thursday 8 June, 6 - 9pm.
2 - 5pm.
Open Thursday to Sunday.
Where to find us
This event is at 571 Oxford Road, Reading. Public transport is available from Reading town center and Reading station if you are visiting from elsewhere.