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Institute for Provocation

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Summon Wind, Call For Rain, 2014-07 Installation © Max Gerthel
Institute for Provocation
Heizhima hutong 13
Dongcheng District
100009 Beijing
China
Venue Type: Alternative Space
QUICK FACTS
Contact
Max Gerthel, Sid Gulinck, Tianji Zhao
Open hours
12:00-18:00
Phone
+86 18612838004
Other phone
+86 18618250483
DESCRIPTION

The Institute for Provocation (IFP) is a Beijing-based workspace and think tank hosting residencies, research projects, workshops and lectures. IFP aims to be a crossway between disciplines and attitudes in the realm of art, architecture, design and urban studies. As a workspace, IFP focuses on the thinking process before or even beyond the actual creation of an artwork: collection of dramaturgical information, testing of different architectural scenarios, experimenting with new media or disciplines, and so on. With a specific interest in public space, IFP aims to provoke new narratives about the city, its spaces and locales through self-initiated interventions and research projects. Through its wide network of actors, makers and researchers in China and beyond, IFP provides intelligence to our residents and collaborators who themselves become a part the network. Together with these, IFP is constantly investigating both theoretical and practical issues about the city and its structure, its history, its way of working as an organism.

Black Sesame is IFP's space for art, design and visual culture located in the same courtyard complex in Heizhima hutong, just off nanluoguxiang. It was set up with the aim to transcend the borders between disciplines and showcase new crossover projects. In the coming years Black Sesame will be a venue for high-quality projects, exhibitions, events and workshops.

激发研究所(IFP工作室)是坐落于北京市的工作空间。作为定期举办驻地艺术项目,研究项目,工作坊以及讲座的智库,IFP工作室旨在位于艺术界、建筑界、设计界以及城市学界的不同学科和态度之间的岔路口。作为一个工作空间,IFP工作室将目光投向艺术家在实际创作前的思维过程:戏剧信息的采集、以不同的建筑情形进行测试、以新媒体或者学科进行试验、等等。IFP工作室的研究侧重于公共空间:它的旨在以自我发起的干预和研究项目而引发关于城市、城市空间以及城市场所的新故事。IFP工作室通过遍布中国乃至于其他地区的若干行动者、创造者及研究者的人际网络,能够向驻地艺术家们以及他们的协作者提供专门知识。因而,后者自然就会融入此人际网络。与此同时,IFP不断地探究有关于城市的结构、历史以及其生物般运行的理论性和实际性议题。

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