A comprehensive documentation of some twenty-eight temporary site-specific works produced by Chinese and international artists at Arrow Factory since 2008.
Arrow Factory is an independently run art space located in a narrow 200-year-old alleyway in the center of Beijing. Founded in 2008, Arrow Factory reclaimed an existing storefront and transformed it into a space for site-specific installations and projects by contemporary artists that are designed to be viewed from the street twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Arrow Factory has aimed at reaching a diverse public made up of neighboring residents, as well as local and international art audiences, and has been instrumental in encouraging new avenues for site-oriented artistic production in China.
With this publication, audiences are able to view comprehensive documentation of some twenty-eight temporary site-specific works produced by Chinese and international artists at Arrow Factory between April 2008 to March 2011. 3 Years: Arrow Factory provides a valuable look into the uniqueness of our contemporary situation, and captures for posterity the fleeting connections that situate Arrow Factory in China's larger economic, intellectual, and artistic zeitgeist.
Works by Johann Arens, Cai Qing, Cai Wei, Patty Chang, Fang Lu, Rania Ho, Hong Hao, Kan Xuan, Li Jinghu, Li Ming, Liang Yuanwei, Lin Tianmiao, Lin Yilin, Lim Tzay Chuen, Liu Chuang, Ken Lum, Euan Macdonald, Ni Haifeng, Nie Mu, Dan Perjovschi, Stefan Sulzer, Koki Tanaka, Wang Gongxin, Wang Wei, Wen Peng, Wei Weng, Xijing Men, Yan Lei, Zhang Peili.