current events

22 Sep 2014

IFP participates in Beijing Design Week 2014

During Beijing Design Week (Sep 26 - Oct 3, 2014) IFP's project space Black Sesame will host a series of events as collaborative explorations of the intersection of art, design and performance. Three Beijing-based artists have been invited to engage with the space and create site-specific happenings together with the the hosts of Black Sesame, ranging from performances to installations and discussions.

For more information and updates please check blacksesame.org

15 Sep 2014

benandsebastian speak at Today Art Museum

This Saturday Berlin-based artist duo & current IFP residents benandsebastian will engage in a discussion with Chinese artist Liu Ding at Today Art Museum (Beijing). Both sides will present their own work and approach toward collecting and appropriating other works into their own. How does collecting relate to artistic practice? What are the discourses and methodologies involved? These and other questions will be addressed, with IFP program director Max Gerthel as moderator.

Saturday Sept 20, 2014 from 15:00 until 16:30
Today Art Museum
Building 2
No.32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022

9 Sep 2014

IFP at IASPIS in Stockholm

IFP Program Director Max Gerthel and artist Tianji Zhao will give a talk at IASPIS, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Program supporting international exchange for practitioners in the areas of visual art, design, craft and architecture. Max will give an introduction to IFP and its projects and Tianji will introduce Sayizheng, followed by a screening of Sayizheng II.

Friday Sept 12, 3-5pm

Maria skolgata 83, 2nd floor

5 Sep 2014

Serge Onnen's Cloacinae project

IFP supports Serge Onnen's project Cloacinae, a film about the world's most unwanted money, the Cent, who falls into the sewers and in his attempts to find his way back up meets a bunch of dirty characters. The film will be shot with Chinese shadow puppets in a environment made from melting ice...

After two months of pre-production at IFP, Cloacinae now needs your help to be finalized and to join the 2015 Rotterdam film festival. Make your contribution to the world of pre-cinematic cinema here before Oct 1st!

ongoing projects

New resident(s): Benandsebastian

As the first residency in our new collaboration with the Danish Arts Council, IFP has welcomed Benandsebastian to Beijing. The Berlin-based duo constisting of Ben Clement and Sebastian de la Cour explore notions of absence through elaborate and complex structures that may include found objects and performative substances. During their residency at IFP, they aim to explore the more discursive side of their practice, elaborating on notions of authorship and authenticity.

More info about the artists here

New resident: Maurice Bogaert

Amsterdam-based artist Maurice Bogaert has arrived at IFP in search for the soul of a city (like Beijing). In his architectural explorations of narrative space, Bogaert deconstructs and reconstructs sets from films, tv-series or webcams, often with dry precision and absurd humour. The installations are large-scale models of the spaces, extracted from the moving image and blown up in three dimensions with the visitor's eyes taking the position of the camera lens.

During his residency at IFP, Maurice will document and reconstruct Beijing without its inhabitants, letting the physical space of the city itself play the leading role. This filmic research project together with the collection of micro-stories from every day life currently makes up the artist's main activity. More information about Maurice and his work here

Article about IFP in SmartBeijing

In this well-written piece by Josh Feola, IFP Program Director Max Gerthel explains the working spirit and long-term goals of IFP.