Wednesday, February 27 2019 at 10:00 am
VCU Student Commons Theater: 907 Floyd Ave. Richmond, VA
Artist Timur Si-Qin’s interests in contemporary philosophy, the evolution of culture, and the dynamics of cognition, take form in branded ecosystems and installations of 3D printed sculptures, light-boxes, and VR. SiQin’s works seek to think beyond the anthropocentric dualisms at the center of western consciousness.
Si-Qin’s long term project is the proposal of a secular religion of the future called New Peace. Drawing from disparate disciplines like the Evolution of Religion, Marketing Psychology, and Object Oriented Ontology. Si-Qin understands religions as cultural softwares capable of deep behavioral and political intervention. New Peace is thus a new protocol for the necessary renegotiation of our conceptual and spiritual relationship with the non-human. New Peace is an artwork, a brand, a sect, and self propagating memetic machine.
Si-Qin is a New York-based artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese decent who grew up in Berlin, Beijing, and in the American Southwest. Recent exhibitions include Magician Space, Beijing, The Highline, NY, Kaleidoscope/ Spazio Maiocchi, Milan, Art Basel – Hong Kong, Société, Berlin.