2016.11.16 Wed, by
K11 Art Foundation and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, to continue partnership with new residency exchange

[Press Release]
Julien Crépieux residency at K11 art village, Wuhan, China
November – December 2016

Yu Ji residency at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
January – June 2017

The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, are delighted to announce the continuation of their three-year partnership through a residency exchange between the two organisations. The institutions have jointly selected two artists from their native countries of France and China to participate: French artist Julien Crépieux undertakes a residency at the K11 art village in Wuhan, China from 18 November 2016 until 29 December; and Chinese artist Yu Ji partakes in the “Pavillon Neuflize OBC”, the artist-in-residence programme of Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France, from January until June 2017.

During Julien Crépieux’s residency at K11 art village in Wuhan, he will work alongside emerging Chinese artists and engage with the local environment and art scene. This will be the artist’s first ever visit to China. Crépieux works primarily with video, appropriating images, film and music to create contemplative and poetic films.

Yu Ji primarily creates sculptures and installations, and is known for her work with resins which she pours through fine mesh to create delicate organic sculptures. She will spend six months at Palais de Tokyo where she will create new works based on her experiences in Paris, culminating in a collective project within the programming of Palais de Tokyo.

Adrian Cheng, Founder and Honorary Chairman of the K11 Art Foundation, says:
‘We are pleased to announce the next step in our partnership with the Palais de Tokyo following on from several acclaimed international projects. The residencies offer Julien Crépieux and Yu Ji a unique opportunity to live in and experience a country and culture very different to that which they are accustomed to. These periods of research and contemplation will spark new ideas and lead to new creative avenues for the artists at a crucial juncture in their careers. KAF is dedicated to supporting young artists at this early stage and to encouraging these important intercultural dialogues across borders.’