The JN Projects Blog

Different members of the Dangrove, White Rabbit Gallery and Phoenix Central Park teams will post here on occasion about aspects of their work with JN Projects.

Beijing Lights

White Rabbit Gallery's Hannah Toohey muses on her first impressions of Beijing in this personal account of a recent trip accompanying Manager of Research Luise Guest as she travelled to artists' studios conducting interviews for the Judith

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Wang Jianwei on the Autonomy of Tools

In 2018, Wang Jianwei donated an f-clamp to the White Rabbit Collection Archive, explaining that this object was a tool that he had used in the process of creating the work Dirty Substance 1, held in the White Rabbit Collection. 

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In Beijing and Shanghai with White Rabbit

If there were any doubt that the art scene in China is as relentlessly creative, taboo-breaking, entrepreneurial and just plain exciting as ever, you need look no further than the April research trip to China undertaken by White Rabbit Manager of

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Performance Art, Archives and Academic Research

Yu-Chieh Li, the Judith Neilson Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Art at UNSW Art & Design, recently completed a field trip to investigate the phenomenon of performance art festivals and live art in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan,

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Mao's Mangoes

Q: When is a mango more than a mango? A: In China, during the Cultural Revolution

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He Yunchang’s firewood in the White Rabbit Collection Archive

In 2018, performance artist He Yunchang donated a bundle of chopped wood to the Judith Neilson/White Rabbit Collection Archive, considering this to be the most appropriate documentation of his artistic practice. He Yunchang began chopping firewood

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Shoes & The City: Lu Xinjian, Nike and the White Rabbit Collection

In early 2011 two paintings by an emerging Chinese artist were acquired for the White Rabbit Collection. They used an unusual technique derived from the aerial mapping of cities to produce large, apparently abstract canvases with grids and formalist

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From the White Rabbit Collection Research Library

As a specialist research library which aims to advance scholarship in the field of contemporary Chinese art, the library at Dangrove reflects the diversity of ideas explored by artists from the White Rabbit Collection. The Dangrove Research Library

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"Paradise will be a kind of library" (Jorge Luis Borges): Establishing the White Rabbit Collection Research Library

Developing a research library in the highly specific field of Chinese contemporary art from scratch is no mean feat, and when I began this work two years ago I was keenly aware of the problems I would encounter: key texts may prove to be out of

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