Workshop w/ Gary Zhexi Zhang

The explorations that began during the launch of Gary’s Zhexi Zhang Catastrophe Time! have continued further as #RupertAEP participants met the artist for a one-day workshop. By diving into the worlds of finance and time, the group engaged in discussions about the consequences of one world replacing another and sharing its relations to the artistic practices participants are working on.

With the insightful look back on Catastrophe Time!, the AEP’ies have speculated on what kind of institutional, artistic, and cultural futures can emerge from the multipolar worlds reaching our way.

Thank you, Gary, for your perception, dedication, and all the conversations under the last rays of the summer sky.

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Gary Zhexi Zhang is an artist and writer whose work explores the connections between cosmology, technology and economy. He was born in Suzhou (China) and works in London (UK). He recently edited a book of fictions, essays and interviews about finance and time ‘Catastrophe Time!’ (Strange Attractor Press, 2023). He is a Lecturer in Critical Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London and taught previously at Parsons School of Design (New York City). In 2023, he became an R&D fellow at Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.

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Photos and text: Evita Mikalkėnaitė