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Contributors

Mimi Wong

Mimi Wong writes about art, culture, and literature. Her work has appeared in ArtAsiaPacificThe BelieverCatapultElectric LiteratureHyperallergicLiterary Hub, and Refinery29. Her fiction has been published in Crab Orchard ReviewDay One, and Wildness. For her writing on contemporary art, she was awarded an Arts Writers Grant by Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation. She is Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine The Offing and a part-time lecturer at The New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

David Willis

David Willis is a writer, curator, and art advisor from New York, based between Ho Chi Minh City and Chiang Mai since 2015. David Holds a BA in anthropology from Columbia University and an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He previously served as a curator at MoTplus art space and as an advisor to the Nguyen Art Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City. Willis publishes regularly in magazines such as Art Asia Pacific and Art & Market. His overarching goal is to promote contemporary art in Southeast Asia.

Matt Turner

Matt Turner is the author of the poetry collections Not Moving (2019, Broken Sleep Books) and Wave 9: Collages (2021, Flying Island Books), and translator of Lu Xun, Ou Ning, Yan Jun and others. His essays and reviews can be found in Hyperallergic Weekend, Hong Kong Review of Books, LARB China Channel, and Cha. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Marianna Simnett

Marianna Simnett lives and works in London. Her interdisciplinary practice includes video, installation, performance, sculpture and watercolour. Simnett uses vivid and visceral means to explore the body as a site of transformation. Working with animals, children, organs, and often performing herself, Simnett imagines radical new worlds filled with untamed thoughts, strange tales and desires.

Timur Si-Qin

Artist Timur Si-Qin’s interests in contemporary philosophy, the evolution of culture, and the dynamics of cognition take form in branded ecosystems and installations of 3D printed sculptures, light-boxes, and VR. Si-Qin’s works seek to think beyond the anthropocentric dualisms at the center of western consciousness.

 

Si-Qin’s long term project is the proposal of a new secular faith in the face of climate change called New Peace. Drawing from disparate disciplines like the Evolution of Religion, Marketing Psychology, and Object Oriented Ontology, Si-Qin understands spiritualities as cultural softwares capable of deep behavioral and political intervention. New Peace is thus a new protocol for the necessary renegotiation of our conceptual and spiritual relationship with the non-human. New Peace is an artwork, a brand, a sect, and self propagating memetic machine.

 

Si-Qin is a New York-based artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese descent who grew up in Berlin, Beijing, and in the American Southwest. Recent exhibitions include Magician Space, Beijing, The Highline, NY, Kaleidoscope/ Spazio Maiocchi, Milan, Art Basel - Hong Kong, the 5th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art and the 2019 Asian Art Biennale.

Pedro Neves Marques

Pedro Neves Marques is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer. He/They are the editor of the anthology The Forest is the School/ Where to Sit at the Dinner Table? (2015) and the author of two short story collections, most recently Morrer na América [Dying in America] (2017).

Alan Longino

Alan Longino is an art historian and curator investigating postwar Japanese conceptual art and global contemporary art. Currently, he is a student in the Art History Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago. In 2019, he co-curated the exhibition Yutaka Matsuzawa at Yale Union, Portland, OR, the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States. His writing has appeared in Artforum and the Haunt Journal of Art from UC Irvine. 

Brian Kuan Wood

Brian Kuan Wood is an editor of e-flux journal.

2020.07.10

Yan Jun

Yan Jun, musician and poet, based in Beijing. yanjun.org
He creates experimental music using noise, body, and concept as main materials. He has published dozens of albums and books. With frequent live music events touring around the world, his works have also been presented in various exhibitions. He is the founder of Sub Jam (www.subjam.org), a label focusing on experimental sound practice.

2020.09.10

Yu Ji

Based in Shanghai and Vienna, Yu Ji is known for the diversity of her practise, dealing chiefly with sculptures and installations, and also performances and videos. Her current projects have been associated closely with field researches, and an ongoing investigation into specific loci that are charged with geographical and historical narratives. She focuses on ideas created with time, space and movement, usually using the least materials to imbed immateriality and intangibles into material existence.

Qianfan Gu

Qianfan Gu is an art critic and writer based in New York. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum and Artforum China, LEAP, Flash Art, artnet News, The Art Newspaper China, Esquire China Magazine, Wallpaper China Magazine, Life WeekThe Paper, and several others. She was shortlisted twice, in 2015 and 2016, by International Awards for Art Criticism (IAAC). In 2019, she received a Special Honorable Mention from the Incentive Award for Young Art Critics by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She is a co-editor of Heichi Magazine, also the co-founder and publisher of Gong Press.

 

2020.10.22

Junyuan Feng

Junyuan Feng is an artist and writer based in Shanghai, China, currently a lecturer at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts. He received his B.S. in physics from Fudan University and M.F.A. in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania. His recent projects and exhibitions include“An Impulse to Turn,” Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, 2020; “Hic sunt leones,” 798 Art Center, Beijing, 2019; “Building Code Violations III: Special Economic Zone,” Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2018; “Parentheses,” David Nolan Gallery, New York, 2018. His curatorial collaboration project with Alvin Li, “Liquid Ground,” has won Para Site’s emerging curator open call in 2020. He co-curated the exhibition “Whatever works, whatever it takes” with Zhihui Zhang at Goethe-Institut China in 2019. He was a finalist for the 2018 Huayu Youth Award. His writing has appeared in LEAP Magazine, Artforum and Flash Art.

Zian Chen

Zian Chen is a curator and co-editor of Heichi Magazine. He has contributed fiction writing to Future Histories: Mark Dion and Arseny Zhilyaev (Mousse, 2016) and The Two-Sided Lake: Scenarios, Storyboards and Sets from Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool University Press, 2016), and has published A FanThesis on Ray Brassier’s Prometheanism (Salt Projects, 2018). He is the co-curator of Long March Project: Building Code Violations III – Special Economic Zone (Long March Space, Beijing and Times Museum, Guangzhou, 2018), Long March Project: The Deficit Faction (Long March Space, Beijing, 2019), and Planet Marx Reading Club (various locations, 2019).

Yujian Chen

Chen Yujian is the editorial assistant of Heichi Magazine.

Chip Chapin

Chip Chapin engages dance and writing to elaborate possibilities around collective labor, redistribution of resources, and mutual care. Chapin received an MFA from Hunter College, BA from Bard College, attended MSA^ [Mountain School of Art], and LANDING 2.0; is a recipient of The Kossak Painting Grant, Agnes Gund Curatorial Fellowship, and Beth M. Uffner Scholarship; has published in Weekend, Another Tab of Chrome, No Dancing, and Ginger Magazine; performed and exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Berlin, Oslo, and Basel. Chapin currently lives and works in Enfield, NY, where he co-founded Complimenta Inc., now under the open acronym c.h.a.m.p.s. (come here and move people slowly).

Felix Ho Yuen Chan

Felix Chan is currently a PhD student in the Department of Art History at University of California, Los Angeles, specializing in modern and contemporary art in East Asia. His most recent research is concerned with the global history of photography, as well as conceptualist art practice in China since the 1990s. Prior to that, Felix Chan served as curatorial assistant at The Walther Collection in New York, where he supported the collection's effort in researching, exhibiting, and publishing Chinese photography, as well as vernacular photography. He was the recipient of the Incentive Award of Young Art Critics from the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) in 2018 for his piece, A Theater–In Absence. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles, New York, and Hong Kong.

Barbara Cassin

Barbara Cassin is director of research at the CNRS, the director of the Léon Robin Center for Research on Ancient Thought, and President of the Collège International de Philosophie. Trained as a philosopher and philologist specializing in Ancient Greece, her research focuses on the relationship between philosophy and what is posited as not being philosophy: sophism, rhetoric, literature. Her engagement with the question of what words can do is manifest in a host of publications, many of which have been translated. One of the recent volumes to appear is Jacques le Sophiste: Lacan, logos et psychanalyse (2012). Her editorial work includes the seminal Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (2004, Engl. transl. Princeton UP, 2014). A translator herself (notably of Hannah Arendt and Peter Szondi), she is also the editor of several book series, notably L’Ordre philosophique. In 2012, the Académie Française honored her work with the Grand prix de philosophie.

btr

btr is a writer, critic, and translator based in Shanghai, China. He has published Shanghai: Notes on City Life (2003), Bizarre Stories (2013), Mini Stories (2016), and Petite Mort (2017). He has translated, among others, Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude (2009), M&C Saatchi’s Brutal Simplicity of Thought (2013), Paul Auster’s Winter Journal (2016) and Abbas Kiarostami’s Lessons with Kiarostami (2017). He is the founder of online magazine Petite Mort (2014–).

Gabriela Acha

Gabriela Acha is an independent writer based in Berlin. She has contributed to publications such as Mousse, frieze, Kaleidoscope, among others. She launched the publication Agathe Bauer together with Romy Kießling and Maru Mushtrieva in December 2019 (published by TLTRPreß Berlin).

Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. Her books include Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism (2016), Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism (2011), and The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism (2002). She is also a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective.

Musquiqui Chihying

Musquiqui Chihying is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Taipei and Berlin. Specializing in multimedia practices, he explores the human condition and environmental system in the age of global capitalization and engages in the inquiry of and research on issues of subjectivity in contemporary social culture in the Global South. His works have been shown in international institutions and festivals such as Centre Pompidou, Paris (2020), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2020), 68th Berlinale (2018), UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2018), Taipei Biennial (2016) and Shanghai Biennale (2014), among others. He is the winner of the Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019. He is currently an assistant professor of media art at the Taipei National University of the Arts, and the founder of the Research Lab of Image and Sound.