RESIDENCY


Residency


Points Center for Contemporary Art, founded in 2017, is located on Dianshan Lake in the ancient town of Jinxi, on the outskirts of Jiangsu province’s Kunshan. The center itself covers an area of 2000 square meters, filled with elaborate tower-and-pavilion style traditional Chinese buildings, containing eight residences, an exhibition hall, a pagoda, a resource room, a screening room, and a small theatre. The international residency program is oriented to all types of artists, and also provides corresponding residencies for art curators, writers, musicians, scientists, researchers, and other related disciplines and interdisciplinary experts. Artists staying as part of the residency project include not only internationally renowned artists invited by the arts center, but also outstanding creators from a public application and screening process. The project is open to artists of all nationalities and disciplines.


PCCA regards art creation as an important part of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. The art center advocates “life within art,” triggering public dialogue through contemporary art creation. Jinxi is transformed from the traditional, scenic tourist spot of an ancient Jiangnan (the region surrounding the bottom reaches of the Yangtze River) town into a multi-cultural heritage museum community. Its cultural and economic development and atmosphere coincide with the establishing ideals of Points. This is also important in Points’ selection of Jinxi as a background to promote contemporary art. Points is based on this cultural artery, and the practices of various projects will fully reflect the artist's living and creative states.


In addition to the organization’s main campus, the art center has also set up a number of independent spaces in the old streets and living areas of Jinxi, and continues to hold artistic activities. At the same time, we intend to deeply penetrate into the local culture with cultural creativity and aesthetics. We are trying to explore a new possibility of dialogue between art and the public, so art can truly intervene in public life.


Residency times: April, May, June, September, October, November

The center can simultaneously accommodate up to 8 artists.