My Treat is planned and co-hosted by ArcSpace and Ban Ren Jian，presenting an offline exhibition of a WeChat Official Account. Thisshow will explore from which angle and to which degree that “we media”will changethe art world as a newly emerged platform. My Treat will be a case of virtual existence converted into reality.
本次艺术项目预计为参展创作者开辟4周时间。这4周里，Arc Space将把除办公区域外全部的空间提供给参展者使用。每一个艺术家自主地选择时间，自愿地在任何区域内布置自己的作品，或在空间中完成其他方式的创作。与本展同时进行的艺术项目“Arc Café”，其空间也完全对本次展览开放。展览项目之间的重叠将碰撞出新的意义。
This art project preliminarily gives 4 weeks to the participating artists. In the 4 weeks, Arc Space will provide the artists with all the space available apart from the office area, in which they can showcase works or finish other forms of creation. Going alongside My Treatis Project Arc Café, whose space is also open to My Treat. We expect new meaning and chemistry from this overlap.
Like taking a bus, an exhibition is avacant bus in the beginning. And then, as people get on one after another, itmay be crowded in the end, maybe not, but then it doesn’t matter anymore – it’sfor the artists to decide. What we do is to test the possibility of democracy.All the work coexist with one another and remain independent with their own uniqueness. As for the audience, we won’t pre-suppose the cut-and-driedsettings that they are about to see at the early stage of the exhibition. What the audience will experience is the process of the exhibition that the artistsare straining to create, and, in the meantime, is shared by the public.
We are constructing a different world in arelatively autonomous art system that breaks the boundaries of the traditional exhibition hall system, and that explains exactly the meaning of Ban Ren Jian (semi-world).We set up a theater for the artists to perform in which they improvise without rehearsals. This is not a classical artist-shaping exhibition, but a process, a kind of life politics as well as a way of communication and revel for everyone who’s a part of it.