El Dorado


兼容的盒子计划第四十三期 bazaar compatible program #43
31°12.246'N 121°25.010'E
埃尔多拉多 El Dorado
阿历克斯山大-提-奥莱可星的计划 Project by Alexander T. Oleksyn
2013/04/01 - 2013/04/17
每天8时30 - 20时30 开放 from 8:30am to 8:30pm everyday
安顺路98号 小商品市场内26号铺 Shanghai, 98 Anshun Road, stall 26

From the crackle porcelain first produced towards the end of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) to the introduction of automatic drawing and chance operations by the Surrealists in the early part of the 20th Century, although the motivations may have differed, the use of chance in the creative process has long been, and continues to be, a method employed by artists to develop an artwork.

As part of my project in the bazaar, I would like to take advantage of the many people passing along the space by inviting them to collaborate with me on a series of drawings. My own motivation in using chance operations is to go beyond deliberate mark-makings in the hope of discovering something visually intriguing and unexpected. With this objective in mind, the introduction of a foreign hand, be it a fellow artist or member of the public, could lead to the desired result.

The collaboration will take place from Monday, April 1st through Sunday, April 14th. The space will be open daily from 830 am until 830 pm during which I encourage passers-by to participate, even when I am not present.

There will be a closing reception on the last day from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Alexander T. Oleksyn

Shanghai, March 29, 2013