about MARTIN GOYA BUSINESS
‘Martin Goya’ is the name of a black cat, it comes from the 2015 Hollywood film ‘Spy’. In the film, an FBI agent combines the name of his cat and the name of his address to make up his pseudonym.
Martin Goya Business, founded by the artist Cheng Ran, is a new platform for artistic experimentations in Hang Zhou. Unlike a commercial gallery or an art museum, it intends to function as an alternative space –to fill the gap between a conventional gallery and a non-profit organisation. Martin Goya Business is committed to encouraging and supporting local young artists and their new approaches, experiments or researches. The focuses are to create diverse artistic practices openly, to set and develop the agendas of artist-led platforms, and to propose a new kind of relationship between art and commerce. As a result, it refuses to be dominated by excessive commercialisation and meaningless trendsetting.
Future programmes at Martin Goya Business will be organised in two different approaches. Firstly, to invite guest curators to stage a series of exhibitions; secondly, the space will showcase young artists with an experimental spirit in their chosen medium.
In addition, projects are divided into sections, and the four sections currently make up ‘Services Project 4S’(which showcases diverse contemporary art practice) are Stage, Screening, Stay and Store.
This is a section for a specific project, it is designated to realise a personal work (or a series of works), and the preference is given to performance/conceptual art/sculptures or installation. It also supports experimental music performances.
Screenings of artist videos, there are no set dates for it.
Stay section offers short-term residency to artists who wish to develop their practice further. Currently, this is invitation-only.
Store section is an online marketplace for artworks.
Martin Goya Business“马丁·戈雅生意”由艺术家程然创办，作为实验艺术的新平台，该空间脱离固有的画廊和美术馆模式，是介于画廊与非营利机构之间的替代空间。“马丁·戈雅生意”将以鲜明的态度，鼓励和支持本土青年艺术家对当代艺术的实践、探索，以开放平等的姿态促进多元艺术生态的形成，同时以前瞻性的方式触探艺术市场与商业模式之间结合的新可能性，并搭建与发展艺术家的自主平台。