In the beginning of year 2010, a bunch of black suitcases have been sent to ShanghArt Warehouse in the Top art district. These seemingly common suitcases were holding six years ago the artworks of “Dial 62761232”, following couriers in their trips around Shanghai, and delivering a contemporary art exhibition to more than a thousand people. Six years later, these suitcases were reopened: the clever, fanciful ideas and spirit they contained reappeared as before. “This portable exhibition space” unconsciously opened a new way of thinking in the contemporary art archives space ofr ShanghArt – collecting projects and research themes, adding to the history –constitutes our main working direction.
Title: Dial 62761232
Exhibition dates: September 10th to 20th 2004
Persons in charge: Yang Zhenzhong, Tang Maohong, Jin Feng, Huang Kui, Xu Zhen
Organizer: BizArt Art Center
Co-organizer: Oriental morning post
Concept: This exhibition is based on the idea of “delivery”, the title consists in the telephone number of a courier company. People just had to dial this number to view an “exhibition” delivered by a courier, who would show each of the works one after the other. People could have this “courier exhibition” delivered in any places (within Shanghai).
Each artist were asked to make a portable work that couriers could carry with them. Then 10 to 15 couriers were delivering these works everywhere in Shanghai. Artists had to make 15 copies of one same work so each courier could have one.
Fees: artists paid for their own fees, aside from the artwork production, each of them had to pay 500 Rmb of exhibition fees.
Artists: Ba Zhenlong, Chen Shaoxiong, Chen Xiaoyun, Ding Yi, Fan Mingzhu, Alexander Brandt, Fei Dawei, Geng Jianyi, He An, Hu Jieming, Huang Kui, Jia Bu, Jiang Zhi, Jin Feng (small), Jin Jiangbo, Kan Xuan, Jin Feng (old), Wu Jianxin, Davide Quadrio, Liu Jianhua, Liu Wei, Mao Dou, Ni Jun, Shao Yi, Shi Yong, Shi Qing, Song Tao, Tang Maohong, Wang Xingwei, Xiang Liqing, Xu Tan, Xu Zhen, Yang Fudong, Yang Qingqing, Yang Zhenzhong, Yu Ji, Zhang Ding, Zhang Qing, Zheng Guogu, Zhou Xiaohu, Zhou Zixi, Zhu Yu.
Couriers: Gu Yunzhong, Long Wenhui, Li Chunxi, Qin Desheng, Cui Kemin, Gao Liming, Xu Zhihua, Hu Shijun, Li Wenzan, Shi Xiujiao, Chen Delin, Li Xianlun, Wang Zhengxuan, Xu Xinjiang, Shi Xiuhao.