I wanna be Chinese

This is a dream work by rainer ganahl

 

Since the beginning of the 1990s - and under the spell of Edwar Said"s work on "orientalism", I have been learning mostly eastern languages as part of my art work. So far, Japanese, Korean, Russian *east of Europe, and since 1999 Chinese. I still keep learning even though t this web site doesn t comprise all of my chinese related works -

Basic characteristics: I tape it all - to show the impossibility of representation; I use my study sheets as works on paper, I make related works where language issues are central.

Learning, Reading and Teaching are part of my central part of my art work : best shown here in a larger survey show at Wallach Gallery, the Columbia University Museum in New York 2005.

-- "PLEASE, TEACH ME" the Politics of Learning, Columbia University Wallach Gallery, NY 2005

Studying Chinese

since 1999 -- STILL STUDYING CHINESE

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more references with Chinese language learning

--SEE BASIC CHINESE WORKS on my main web site ganahl.info

 

more specific Chinese Learning works:

-- BASIC CHINESE - _ an exhibition at ART COMMUN, Hong Kong,, 2005

-- Please, teach me Chinese - a show in Brussels at Elaine Levy projects, 2009

see also: I wanna be Chinese - video

see also: I WANNA BE CHINESE / DINGHI E-BICYCLES - video

see also: I hate Karl Marx - video

see also: BYD / Mercedenz Benz - video

see also: Teaching a Five Year Old a Chinese Song from the Great Cultural Revolution - video

some text on LEARNING AS MY ART WORK - TRAVELING LINGJUISTICS - text

see also: I wanna be Chinese - bronze sculptures

 

see also: www.Iwannabechinese.com

see also: www.Pleaseteachmechinese.com

 

 

Below is a list of works -

 

I WANNA BE CHINESE / DINGHI E-BICYCLES

video, and works on paper

see video here:

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I wanna be Chinese, paintings, and sculptures

 

 

I HATE KARL MARX - Marx reincarnated in 2045 as China's Chairman.

see direct link to video

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I WANNA BE CHINESE, XIAO EDGAR / FINGER
I WANNA BE CHINESE, XIAO EDGAR / LEFT EAR
I WANNA BE CHINESE, XIAO EDGAR / RIGHT FOOD 

I WANNA BE CHINESE, XIAO EDGAR / POO
Stainless Steel,concept sheet

 

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see also: Teaching a Five Year Old a Chinese Song from the Great Cultural Revolution - video

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see more of my CREDIT CRUNCH FASHION I LOVE NY Tshirt series

 

creid crunch food - Lenin cheese (porcelain) , 6 month old rottening lenin cheese.. adn other elements

a mixture porcelaine scultpures and real food for- do it yourslef arrangements

see CREDIT CRUNCH MEAL VIENNA

 

 

BELOW SOURCE MATERIAL FROM THE SHOW OF ELAINE LEVY... 2009

For about a decade I have been studying Chinese as part of my art work . I have so far accomplished only modest results in spite of more than thousand hours of studies I mostly videotape. Recently, in particular since a general feeling of Western declines and Chinese looming economic superiority seems to become a dominant theme I have come to understand that I wanna be Chinese. Without really knowing what that all means, I would suggest we all should become Chinese. For this show at Elaine Levy Projects I try to address this issue and include sculputres, videos, photographs, painting  and works on papers. Similar to the majority of Chinese contemporary art, I also try to be prolific using even  'outsourcing' as a way of artistic productions.

CHINESE MANIFESTO: - A legislative initiative for the EU Parliament to make Chinese a European language and teach it as a second or third foreign language in school equal to English.

 

 

 

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Wo jiao Yu Ren / My name is Rainer (rain man)

4 min, Shanghai, April 2009

This video is an "Introduction video" and explains why I had to retake my job as an artist again, even though I had no idea what to do, what to paint... I talk shortly about the fate of A.I.G. where I mad a lot of money before I went bankrupt(Obama even forced me to return my bailout money... we more or less evenly split 65 millions ... which - as you know - wasn't much compared to the 80 billions it received from the government). last but not least, I am also sharing a secret.

see below and here: video

 

 

see also: BYD / Mercedenz Benz - video
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I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times,

works on paper -

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, Readers' Comments, China's Galloping Wind Market, January 11, 2011 ongoing, 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, An Electric Boost For Bicyclists, By J. David Goodman, Published on line: January 31, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 3 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, electric-vehicles-cars-bikes.blogspot.com, Daimler Sees ‘Good Progress’ In BYD Electric Car Pact, October 24, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, Gaining A Toehold For The E-Bike, By Brad Stone, Published: January 16, 2010
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, To Conquer Wind Power, China Writes The Rules By Keith Bradsher, Published:  Keith Bradsher, Published: December 14, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, Solar Panel Maker Moves Work To China, by Keith Bradsher, Published: January 14, 2011, 2010
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, China To Tighten Limits On Rare Earth Exports, By Keith Bradsher, Published: December 28, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, U.S. Called Vulnerable To Rare Earth Shortages, By Keith Bradsher, Published: December 15, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

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Rainer Ganahl
The Rise of Chinese Cheneys, By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: January 19, 2011, 2011
Ink on paper , 3 pages

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T-Shirt -- on sale all year around (250 Euro) -

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free Ai Weiwei
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this is a limitied liability concept by RAINER GANAHL

* SINCE I WAS THREATENED BY DUCATI FOR EXPOSING THEIR EXPOSURE TO THE FABULOUS COMPANY BYD I HAVE TO LIMIT MY CONCEPTS LEGALLY PROTECT MYSELF BY CONSIDERING MY ARTISTIC PROPOSITIONS AS LIMITED LIABILTY CONCEPTS

see my DUCATI WORK WHICH WAS COMING UNDER LEGAL THREAT

 

see other I WANNA BE CHINESE WORKS

 

 

 

 

 

worklist - ARTERADIOMOBILE - ROMA

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, Dinghi 2011
dvd, 4 min, plus DINGHI electric bicycle, edition of 10
(every collector is asked to purchase a DINGHI e-bike and use it)

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, Readers' Comments, China's Galloping Wind Market, January 11, 2011 ongoing, 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, China To Tighten Limits On Rare Earth Exports, By Keith Bradsher, Published: December 28, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, To Conquer Wind Power, China Writes The Rules By Keith Bradsher, Published: Keith Bradsher, Published: December 14, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, The Real Problem With China
By David Leonhardt, Published: January 11, 2011, 2011
Ink on paper, 3 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
CNN Money.com, Warren Buffett Takes Charge by Marc Gunther, Last Updated: April 13, 2009, 2011
Ink on paper, 6 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, Gaining A Toehold For The E-Bike, By Brad Stone, Published: January 16, 2010
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, An Electric Boost For Bicyclists, By J. David Goodman, Published on line: January 31, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 3 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, U.S. Called Vulnerable To Rare Earth Shortages, By Keith Bradsher, Published: December 15, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, electric-vehicles-cars-bikes.blogspot.com, Daimler Sees ‘Good Progress’ In BYD Electric Car Pact, October 24, 2010, 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, The New York Times, Solar Panel Maker Moves Work To China, by Keith Bradsher, Published: January 14, 2011, 2010
Ink on paper, 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, TC MOBILITY, 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, Tu vuo far l’amechinese …., 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, Tu vuo far l’amechinese …., 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, Tu vuo far l’amechinese …., 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, Dinghi 2011
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
I wanna be Chinese, Dinghi 2011
Ink on paper, 2 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Since 2010 Ducati is controlled by Chinese BYD.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? BYD / DUCATI A reality soon !
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Fiat is in venture talks with Nanjing Automobile.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Ducati will soon start outsourcing to China.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Since 2010 Ducati is controlled by Chinese BYD.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.a. is selling ALFA ROMEO to Chery Automobile, China’s biggest independent car maker.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Lomborghini has parts manufactured in China.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Gucci is a subsidiary of PPR (Pinault) which is in talk of selling major stakes of Gucci to China.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? In 2010 most Ferraris were sold to China.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
Did you know ? Prada manifactures most goods in Italy using mostly Chinese laborers.
Ink on paper, 11 x 8.5 inches

Rainer Ganahl
The Rise of Chinese Cheneys, By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: January 19, 2011, 2011
Ink on paper , 3 pages

Rainer Ganahls
I love NY / China, 2008/10
Paint on t-shirt - small

Rainer Ganahls
I love NY / China, 2008/10
Paint on t-shirt - medium

Rainer Ganahls
Dinghi, I wanna be Chinese, e-bicycles, China, 2008/10
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