Home is Where the Music Is – Chris Zhongtian Yuan

Chris Zhongtian Yuan, Wuhan Punk (2020)

Chris Zhongtian Yuan, Wuhan Punk, video still, 2020

We are re-launching in June 2023 with a new project by Chris Zhongtian Yuan produced in co-operation with Macalline Art Center Bejing, Reading School of Art, Open Hand Open Space and  Oncurating.org.

Chris Zhongtian Yuan’s practice examines the ways in which spaces of exile and absence are politicized through video, sound and performance. Often taking vernacular sonic and spatial materials from Yuan’s hometown Wuhan as a point of departure, Yuan’s recent works continue to destabilize notions of home, identity and self.

Reading International will present a new solo project by Yuan, comprised of a series of site-specific architectural, sound and video interventions. The project will explore the possibility of archiving, fictionalizing and reconstructing individual memory and collective resistance in relation to both psychological and physical structures across time and space.

Chris Zhongtian Yuan is a graduate of the Architectural Association. Solo exhibitions include No Door, One Window, Only Light, Macalline Art Center, Beijing; All Trace Is Gone, No Clamour for a Kiss, V.O Curations, London; 1815, K11, Wuhan. Recent group exhibitions and screenings include International Film Festival Rotterdam, Somerset House, Surplus Space, Whitechapel Gallery, Power Station of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, Hubei Museum of Art, OCAT Institute, Videoex Zurich among others.

Exhibition Opening
Thursday 8 June, 6 – 9pm.

Opening Times
2 – 5pm, Open Thursday to Sunday, 9 June – 2 July

Screening and Panel Discussion with invited guests
Monday 26 June, Reading Biscuit Factory

This project is funded by the British Council’s UK-China Connections through Culture (CTC) Grants.



Marker Location:

571 Oxford Road, Open Hand Open Space,
571 Oxford Road ,
RG30 1HW