Tale of Two Cities #1

Tale of Two Cities is a new collaborative screen print exhibition series initialized by IdleBeats. Every episode in this exciting series will feature the latest prints of two studios: IdleBeats (Shanghai) and an international one from the worldwide print art family. Persistence, consistency, innovation, and the free expression of ones’ own local culture are the common qualities shared by all of the artists participating in the series.


“双城记” 是一个由爱豆笔此 (IdleBeats上海) 发起的系列丝网版画主题展览系列。每期展览将展出两个独立工作室的最新版画作品——IdleBeats以及来自世界各地的另一个版画工作室。不懈探索、连贯性、革新性,以及各自对本土文化的自由表达,这是所有参展艺术家的共性。

 

In the first episode of Tale of Two Cities, IdleBeats will be partnering up with the well-known and beloved serigraph pioneers FrenchFourch from Paris, who will be presenting a line of their classic street art posters. The visual style of this series ranges from psychedelic illustrations to mysterious cult imagery.


在“双城记”的第一期,IdleBeats将和来自巴黎的知名丝网版画先锋团队FrenchFourch联手创作。他们将带来一组视觉风格囊括迷幻插画到神秘宗教意象的经典法兰西街头海报。

 

Established in 2007, Frenchfourch is a renowned community of artists in Paris. They are also a printing laboratory specializing in the production of books, art zines, textiles, and posters. Their group additionally function as an editorial team, dedicated to showing the work of new emerging artists. Frenchfourch will from time to time organize group exhibitions too, partnering with artists and galleries around the world.


FrenchFourch成立于2007,是巴黎艺术界的重要艺术家群体。他们同时也是专注于书籍、电子艺术杂志、纺织品和海报制作的印制实验室。这个团队亦是一个编辑团队,专注展现新生代的艺术家。FrenchFourch也不时联合世界各地艺术家和画廊机构组织艺术群展。

IdleBeats in Shanghai are an artist duo who function primarily as a print art studio. They create original screenprinted art, installation art, music posters, and brand crossover projects. The pair have become well-known within the Shanghai creative circles and beyond, for their psychedelic and distinctive visual style. In addition to their print work, they have also been doing innovative live screen printing show and workshops since 2009.


位于上海的IdleBeats前身主要是个双人艺术家的印刷艺术工作室。他们制作原创的丝网印刷艺术、装置艺术、音乐海报,以及品牌合作项目。这两人已因为他们迷幻、独特的视觉风格在上海创意圈内外为众人所知。自2009年,他们除了版画创作外,也一直在做创意丝网印刷的现场展示和研讨班。

At the special two-day opening of the Tale of Two Cities exhibition this upcoming weekend (Nov. 28-29) at UNDEF/NE, IdleBeats will be creating an experimental installation with live screen printing. The whole process will span two whole days, so visitors should be able to witness a unique phase of the project at any given moment over the weekend. IdleBeats will also be showing 20 fresh new art prints, one series each by Gregor and Nini. There will be a special 30% discount for those attending the two-day opening event at Shanghai’s UNDEF/NE!

 


在“双城记”本周末 (11月28-29日) 于UNDEF/NE举行的双日特别开幕活动上,IdleBeats将现场制作结合丝网印的实验光影装置。整个作品会在两天内于开幕现场完成,所以无论何时到来,你总能看到“装置进行时”的某个阶段和它独一无二的样貌。IdleBeats也将展出分别来自Gregor和Nini的两组20幅全新的丝网版画。本周末至上海UNDEF/NE参加“双城记”,即可享受开幕7折特售价。

 

Stay tuned over the next few weeks to find out more about these new prints. If you are unable to attend the Tale of Two Cities show at UNDEF/NE in Shanghai, there will be exclusive offers to buy the prints directly from the Neocha Shop!


敬请期待在接下来几周的版画新作。如果你无法亲临上海UNDEF/NE参加“双城记”,也将仍有机会从Neocha的在线商店直接购买独家销售的版画作品。

Address:
UNDEF/NE, Room 105, Bldg 6
50 Moganshan Road (near West Suzhou Road)
Putuo District, Shanghai
People’s Republic of China


地址:
中国 上海市普陀区
莫干山路50号6号楼105室(近西苏州路)
UNDEF/NE

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Contributor: Leon Yan


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供稿人: Leon Yan