Artist Talk | Atlas of Asia Art Archive by MAP Office
主講者：MAP OFFICE (Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix)
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MAP OFFICE: http://www.map-office.com/
Atlas of Asia Art Archive: http://www.aaa.org.
MAP OFFICE is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez (Casablanca, 1966) and Valérie Portefaix (Saint-Etienne, 1969). This duo of artists/architects has been based in Hong Kong since 1996, working on physical and imaginary territories using varied means of expression including drawing, photographs, video, installations, performance and literary and theoretical texts. Their entire project forms a critique of spatio-temporal anomalies and documents how human beings subvert and appropriate space. Humour, games and fiction are also part of their approach, in the form of small publications providing a further format for disseminating their work.
The Atlas of Asia Art Archive is the result of a six-month artists’ residency at Asia Art Archive from February to August 2012, and was further extended by a series of live events entitled ‘Performing the Archipelago.
‘Rhizomatic thought is the principle behind what I call the Poetics of Relation, in which each and every identity is extended through a relationship with the Other.’Edouard Glissant,Poetics of Relation