No. 2 – Spring 2014

Torrent No. 2 is out!

It includes a thought-provoking conversation with renowned curator and writer Robert Storr on ethics in the art world. Artist contributions explore the awe-inspiring relationship between the sky and city space in Hong Kong (Muhanned Cader), materials about hyper-specialists on eBay, radioactive glows, and clouds of bats (Florian Germann) and text experiments and visuals related to pseudo writings and Chinese calligraphy (Enoch Cheung). This issue also includes a visual essay about photographic materiality (Roland Lüthi) and a take on the transcultural dynamics in contemporary art through the example of kung-fu director Robert Tai’s Shaolin Dolemite (Manual Cirauqui).

MUHANNED CADER (artist, Columbo), MANUEL CIRAUQUI (curator, New York), ENOCH CHEUNG HONG SANG (artist, Hong Kong), FLORIAN GERMANN (artist, Switzerland), ROLAND LÜTHI (archivist and artist, Switzerland), ROBERT STORR (writer, curator and artist New York).

Torrent No. 2 includes a supplement titled Silver Silence/Golden Speech with conversations on art (in Chinese with English) by thirteen artists and cultural practitioners from Hong Kong.

Contributors of Silver Silence/Golden Speech: Choi Yan Chi, Philippe Charmes, Luke Ching Chin Wai, Lam Tung Pang, Law Man Lok, Anthony Leung Po Shan, Ng Ka Chun, Tozer Pak Sheung Chuen, Tang Siu Wa, Annie Wan Lai Kuen, Michelle Wong Wun Ting, Wong Wai Yim, and Francis Yu Wai Luen.

Publisher — Burger Collection
Concept — Daniel Kurjaković
Editors — Daniel Kurjaković, Linda Jensen
Editorial advisor — Rebecca Geldard
Graphic Design — Philipp Herrmann
Adjoint editor for supplement Silver Silence/Golden Speech — Tan Xue

Format: Softcover, illus., color & b/w, 18,0cm x 24,4cm
Circulation number: 1,000
Page number: 120 (suppl. is 136 pages, illus., color and b/w)
Retail price: € 20 / $ 27.95 / £ 17 / HKD 215

Torrent No. 2 is available to purchase at www.ideabooks.nl or at the MCCM bookshop at the Hong Kong Art Centre in Hong Kong.