January 22

China Quick-Fix SOAS China Institute London


January 23

Chinese Intercultural Performance (talk) Asian Performance Symposium London


January 24

The Tour of All Tours London


March 31 - April 04

The Emancipated Tourist (talk) Inheriting The City Taipei


June

The Tour of All Tours Shanghai


August

Expanded Tourism 102


Allenheads Contemporary Arts Residency & Performance





China Quick Fix


This talk explores the phenomenon of the ‘quick-fixes’ that can be seen widely on the streets and in homes across China. These seemingly spontaneous and insignificant quick- fixes, when viewed as a whole, offer a unique way of viewing contemporary Chinese society itself. This talk introduces and explores some of the sizable photographic archive of quick-fixes Aitchison has collected and in doing so jumps across fields connecting documentary photography to craft techniques, generational politics, decision making processes, the status of public space, wealth distribution and recycling, to name but a few of the directions it shoots out in. It provides a ground level view of China during its current period of rapid urbanisation and modernisation and considers the quick-fix as the contemporary Chinese modus operandi. Rather than seeing them as a negative thing, however, this body of work communicates some of the creativity that can be found in quick-fixes, whilst not forgetting the reasons that require them in the first place.

China Quick Fix Blog


China Quick-fix has been previously exhibited as a solo show at Nothing Gallery and a publication is forthcoming.


Amoy Brau: Shapowei Art Zone, Xiamen. December 16, 8-9 PM. Free.


SOAS China Institute, Room 116, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG January 22, 3-5 PM.  London. Free






The Tour of All Tours


The Tour of All Tours sees Aitchison assume the role of conceptual tour guide offering a guided tour of guided tours: a critical and sideways tour of the tourism industry itself and of all the varied forms of tours on offer in any given location.


Aitchison reforms the guided tour into an engaging and truly unique medium for art”

Full article: Time Out Beijing.




The London Tour of All Tours video. Also on Youku


The London tour is booked directly with Bill Aitchison Company and is also available as a private tour on demand. Contact for rates and availability.


January 24th 2PM starting point outside Richmix Tickets £8 reservations advised


A video interview has also recently been made available where Aitchison talks about the process of making The Tour of All Tours and an audio recording from his talk at Bees in a Tin is also online.






Expanded Tourism 102


Following a very enjoyable and successful Expanded Tourism 101 week in Tenerife during July 2015 there will be another 5-day creative reinvention of tourism next Summer. 


Dates and destination are yet to be confirmed but you can register your interest via the CONTACT page to be sure of being the first to know.






Publishing


The Tour of All Tours blog remains very active with a number of recent reviews of Australian and Chinese tours including:


The Xiamen Shadow Walk

The Amoy Brau Tour

The Melbourne Tour of All Tours

The Walking Club of Victoria Tour

The Technopia Tour

The Parliament House Tour

The History of Computing in Melbourne Tour

The Melbourne Walkabout Tour

The Melbourne Town Hall Tour

The Number 35 Tram Tour