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Ting Ting Cheng
(United Kingdom)

Born in 1985 in Taipei, Taiwan
Lives in London and Taipei

Involuntary Reader. 2012. Framed giclée print on Hahnemuhle photo rag. Courtesy of the artist

The project explores the excess and flow of information in our society, and how the selected and censored information forms our perceptions towards reality. For 100 days, I decided not to buy any newspapers, watch any TV news or browse any news on the Internet. I didn’t look for information. Instead, I only read newspapers that came to me. I became an Involuntary Reader. All my perception towards society were controlled by the media and randomness, based on the information inside the free newspapers coming to my hands. I became a living archive of the information inside the newspapers during the period. I photographed the collected newspapers, and combined them with the information of how we met, as well as the headlines of the days.

Ting Ting Cheng

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.