Furen Dai’s practice has focused largely on the economy of culture industry, and how languages lose function, usage, and history. Dai’s hybrid art practice utilizes video, sound, sculpture, painting and collaboration. Her years as a professional translator and interest in linguistic studies have guided her artistic practice since 2015. She has been researching and developing the nearly extinct language of NüShu. The language, derived from Chinese characters, was created and used exclusively by women.
Furen Dai has exhibited work at the 13th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece; 2016 International Video Art Festival Now&After, Moscow, Russia; and Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Scotland, amongst other.
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Danilo Correale’s work analyzes various aspects of human life such as labor, leisure and sleep through the lenses of time and the body. His recent works focus on speculation about post-labor society, nonaligned subjectivities, idleness and withdrawal.
Danilo Correale (born Naples, 1982) currently lives in New York City. He is the founder of the Decelerationist Reader and a regular contributor to publications in the field of critical theory. His most recent publications include The Game – A three sided football match, FeC, Fabriano, 2014 and No More Sleep No More, Archive Books, Berlin, 2015. Correale’s work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions including the 16th Art Quadriennal, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2016; Pigs, Artium Museum, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2016; Ennesima, La Trienniale de Milano, 2016; Kiev Biennial, 2015; The Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art of Bolzano (Museion), 2015; Museum of contemporary Art Donna Regina, Naples, 2014; Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, 2013; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2012; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2010; Moscow Biennial, 2010; and Istanbul Biennial, 2009. Recent solo shows include Tales of Exhaustion, La Loge, Brussels, 2016; The Missing Hour: Rhythms and Algorithms, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, 2015; The Warp and the Weft, Peep-Hole, Milan, 2012; Pareto Optimality, Supportico Lopez, Berlin, 2011; and We Are Making History, Entrèe, Bergen, Norway, 2011.danilocorreale.com
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Alexis Dahan’s work is an examination of the different forms taken by the city’s erosion. He creates public interventions directly on the street by disrupting existing relations we have with common urban elements such as payphones, fire hydrant, pot-holes, fire alarms, news racks or cobblestone roads. He also maintains a studio practice where he creates sculptures that use the manufactured urban object as raw material to give it a new form and a new purpose. Dahan uses charcoal drawing to document some urban phenomenon that he finds particularly engaging aesthetically.
Alexis Dahan is a French artist and writer who has been living in New York since 2005. He completed his master’s degree in Literature and Philosophy in Paris and studied Journalism at New York University in 2007. Dahan had his first solo exhibition at Half Gallery in 2012. In 2013, Dahan’s installation We serve selected texts was installed at the entrance of Dia Art Foundation’s headquarters in Chelsea. Since, Dahan has had several solo shows in the United States and Europe, including a commission by the Art Production Fund and an intervention with the Fire Department New York. He has conducted and published interviews with artists including Joseph Kosuth, Jeff Wall, Gabriel Orozco, Lawrence Weiner, Giuseppe Penone and Barbara Kruger.alexisdahan.com