Timur Si-Qin

PTDW Visiting Artist
Tuesday, September 25, 5:00 p.m.

Columbus 319

United States
Timur Si-Qin Installation
Timur Si-Qin Installation


Timur Si-Qin is a New York-based artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese descent who grew up in Berlin, Beijing and in a Native American community in the American Southwest. Timur Si-Qin’s work is developed in conceptual, branded cycles, which serve as frameworks for his sculptural environments, sculptures, light boxes, CGI videos, and other media. Si-Qin’s work is primarily concerned with the morphogenesis of visual culture and often emphasizes the the common materiality of human and non-human matter.

Si-Qin’s latest body of work is an attempt at pre-constructing the archaeology of a  future sense of spirituality called New Peace, as well as its institutions, aesthetics and rituals. Most recently the  virtual reality experience and installation "Campaign for a New Protocol" for Art Basel Hong Kong immerses viewers in a digitally rendered landscape and in the new spirituality’s basic rhetoric. Here, the natural and the synthetic coalesce in a space beyond the spirit/matter dualities New Peace seeks to shed.