Tique Salon #4 – Publication Studio and Hou Chien Cheng

Tique Salon #4 – Publication Studio / Hou Chien Cheng

Tique Art Space, Antwerp / Belgium

For the fourth edition of Tique Salon we are inviting bookpublisher Publication Studio and artist Hou Chien Cheng, who’s exhibition ‘Orchestrating the Borrowed’ is currently running at Tique | art space.

Publication Studio prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, creating original work with artists and writers they admire. Publication Studio uses any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate our books for free); eBooks; and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities.

Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense—not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation which beckons a public into being.

Hou Chien Cheng presents his new novel GREEN and will talk about his artistic and literary practice.

GREEN is a doing-it-and-writing-it type of autobiography in which Hou Chien Cheng authorizes himself to take up a notional journey to become transgendered as the protagonist Albert Green. The experience of being transgendered is alien to the artist.

By allowing himself into this world, Hou Chien Cheng experiences a life of which he’d never dreamt, and in which he’d never lived. GREEN forms the current results of Hou Chien Cheng’s research; a characterization of the effects of borrowing unknown experiences.

All presentations will be held in English.

Organized by Katrin Kamrau (malenki.net) and Welmer Keesmaat (Tique).

Tique Salon #4 – Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 8pm.

Tique Art Space
Korte Vlierstraat 5
2000 Antwerp

www.tique-space.com