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Qubit Liminal Opening Reception: Solo
November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Performances by Jeff Snyder, Cenk Ergün and Philip White, alongside the vernissage of four new week-long installations by Dani Dobkin, Mengtai Zhang, Alec Hall, and :
Including panel discussion about the art works and the Chinese city of Shenzhen. Panel will include Jonathan Bach, Associate Professor at the New School and the co-editor of Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment From Special Zone to Model City.
Open Hours: Thursday, November 16 – Tuesday, November 21, 1 – 6pm. Installation “11,000 sq ft of Air” will be visible 24/7 will be on view through the window.
Liminal describes that which occupies both sides of a boundary or a threshold; Qubit is excited to exhibit four physically immersive works from a team of diverse artists, musicians and architects working at the far reaches of their respective fields.
The exhibition places a central focus on the Chinese border city of Shenzhen, the first of the Special Economic Zones. In her 2014 book, Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, American architect Keller Easterling writes poetically about free trade zones. “For all of its efforts to be apolitical, the zone is often a powerful political pawn. While extolled as an instrument of economic liberalism, it trades state bureaucracy for even more complex layers of extrastate governance, market manipulation, and regulation. For all its intentions to be a tool of economic rationalization, it is often a perfect crucible of irrationality and fantasy.”
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