WTA is a space for experimentation, production and exhibition of emerging contemporary art. It consists of a showroom and a workshop-residence for a guest artist or curator, in addition to the studio of visual artist Werner Thöni.
WTA regularly offers exhibitions, with particular emphasis on the plastic and visual arts. We also organize small-format cultural events on a occasional basis.
Our workshop-residence provides each guest artist or curator with a workplace, lodging and the right to exhibit at WTA Gallery for up to a six month period.
WTA opens our doors. Our aim is to bring art to an interested public while helping artists and curators to create and show their most innovative projects.
The JCE Biennale is above all a network linking different European cities concerned with promoting the work of their country’s young artists as well as allowing these artists’ cultural actions to be known beyond their borders. Each country is represented by a curator whose responsibility it is to select eight young artists who will participate in the JCE Biennale by presenting one of their artworks. Once the artworks of each country have been assembled, the JCE Biennale takes the shape of a large traveling collective exhibit which settles down in each of the partner cities over the course of two consecutive years.
Through implementing this network, the JCE successfully manages to assemble emerging art scenes in the European Union, which share similar values and cultural objectives. Thus it represents a privileged moment of encounters and exchange between artists and professionals across Europe.
At the heart of these shared esthetics, perceptions, and creative processes, the JCE Biennale wishes to open a terrain conducive to the questioning and new experiences necessary in order to stimulate youth creation. It is this collaborative nature which imposes itself as the guarantor of the free circulation of ideas and artistic research both on the national and international scale.
Chinese artist Zheng Yueyuan and Spanish artist Gerard Torres Sanmartí are exhibiting their works at “A Cappella: International Young Artists Communication Exhibition Series” at Zhi Art Museum in Bao’an District.
Curators Gan Ting and Jiang Yiyi hope that this series of exhibitions will promote the exchange and development of young artists from China and different countries and regions, and explore the direction and value of the future of art.
“Through the two young artists’ experimental calligraphy series and abstract paintings, we open our understanding of the diversity of culture and art. In their choice in creative language, both Zheng and Torres have retained the baptism brought by their own culture to the greatest extent,” the curators wrote in the exhibition profile.