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Hu Fang is a writer, critic and curator from Guangzhou, China and a founding member of Vitamin Creative Space. He is currently involved in a curatorial project for the Venice Biennale and is working on Shopping Utopia, a book which draws upon ideas of art and architecture.

Vitamin Creative Space is an independent contemporary art organisation based in Guangzhou. It is the first space in the Pearl River delta dedicated to cross-art form practices, particularly in relation to design and architecture. Recent projects include the group show Landscape of Sur-Consumption and Asian Field, by Antony Gormley. Vitamin provides a platform for cultural exchange and dialogue through collaborations with artists and other arts organisations. They are also in process of establishing an international exchange programme in partnership with Artist Links.

Artists Talk

Hu Fang gave a talk at Gasworks on the 15th April 2003, 6.30- 8pm. In his talk at Gasworks he placed Chinese contemporary art within the social, economic and cultural context of China, with particular reference to the southern region. Hu Fang talked about some of the cultural activities in the Guangzhou area and discussed the work of young Chinese artists introducing some of the new practices within contemporary Chinese art. Hu Fang’s residency was supported by Artist Links.

Artist Links is an artist-based exchange project launched by the British Council and Arts Council, England. This pioneering collaboration operates as part of the British Council China Arts Team based in Shanghai. Through working closely together in exchange projects, the British Council and the Arts Council seek to provide increased development and presentation opportunities for artists both in China and in England.

Artist Links is active in all art forms. The programme supports younger artists developing new work and is open to both emerging and established practitioners.

Artist Links seeks to build on existing links and so information on exchange projects is actively solicited. As a managed fund, support is awarded to invited artists only.