Marking many important milestones, Zooming into Focus: Chinese Contemporary Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection (2003 - 2005) was the first exhibition of its kind in San Diego and Singapore and the first contemporary Chinese photography exhibition at the Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico. It was the first time the Shanghai Art Museum exhibited works on contemporary Chinese video and photography from a private collection and most importantly, it was the first retrospective exhibition of Chinese photography and video ever held at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.

The works of Cao FeiChen ShaoxiongFeng MengboGeng JianyiHong HaoHu JiemingKan XuanLui WeiLu ChunshengShi YongSong TaoTang MaohongWang YoushenWeng FenXiang LiqingXu ZhenYang FudongYang YongYang ZhenzhongZhao BandiZheng Gougu and Zhu Jia were included in these exhibitions. Other artists in the collection include Gu DexinHai BoWang JinYang JiechangYu YouhanZhao Nengzhi, and Zhou Tiehai.

Lorenz Helbling and Laura Zhou supported all exhibitions. Shi Yong was responsible for the installation design of Zooming into Focus at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing and he also designed the Zooming into Focus catalog.

In addition to the traveling exhibitions, two symposia were held: An International Discourse on New Chinese Video and Photography at the San Diego Museum of Art and Envisioning the Future of Contemporary Art from Different Glocal Positions at the China National Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China.

The haudenschildGarage launched its residency program in 2003 which invited Chinese artists and curators for the first time to the United States. Shi Yong and Yang Zhenzhong were the first artists in residence, and Hou HanruCao FeiYang FudongLaura ZhouLorenz HelblingEvelyn Jouanno, and Victoria Lu were also invited to the Garage. Both Shi Yong and Yang Zhenzhong produced new works commissioned by the haudenschildGarage while in residence.


STATION I: San Diego, California
University Art Gallery, San Diego State University
October 25, 2003 - April 21, 2004

STATION II: Shanghai, China
Shanghai Art Museum
February 18 - March 30, 2004

STATION III: Tijuana, Mexico
Centro Cultural Tijuana
June 25 - August 23, 2004

STATION IV: Singapore
Institute of Contemporary Art, Earl Lu Gallery LASALLE-SIA
August 11 - September 11, 2005

STATION V: Beijing, China
National Museum of China
November 5 - 20, 2005

In conjunction with the Exhibition Zooming into Focus, two symposia were organized: one symposium at the China Art Academy in Hangzhou, China, Envisioning the Future of Contemporary Art From Different 'Glocal' Positions, and the other symposium at the San Diego Museum of Art in San Diego, An International Discourse on New Chinese Video and Photography.

Garage Projects are long term, collaborative projects in which the haudenschildGarage engages directly with international artists, institutions, and communities. Commissions range from works of art to films to performances.


 The haudenschildGarage presents two kinds of public events, Garage Talks and Fuel4Talks.  Garage Talks are large-format, public presentations that are often the culmination of a long-term project or exhibition and can range in form from moderated panels to lectures to multi-day symposia and performances.  Fuel4Talks are smaller, public gatherings with visiting artists that include roundtables, interviews, and film screenings.

The haudenschildGarage routinely supports programs that are in-line with its larger mission hosted by non-profits and arts organizations.

In 2015, the haudenschildGarage introduced THE GARDEN.  The first two projects included Erick Meyenberg's EVEN WHEN FALL IS HERE and Eduardo Costa (Cadu)'s Monumental Negative - A Family Portrait.

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