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Pictures of the four kiosks

kioskxiaomaibu 2010

Inspired by Shanghai

Zijiu Kiosk, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Zijiu Kiosk, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Yingguo Kiosk in Jiaxing District

Yingguo Kiosk in Jiaxing District

Yang Ayi's Kiosk. Jing'An District

Yang Ayi's Kiosk. Jing'An District

Kiosk Babylon, Ehrenfeld, Köln

Kiosk Babylon, Ehrenfeld, Köln



KIOSK or Xiaomaibu (mandarin), literally ‘small selling place’ is a small unit, sometimes mobile, that sells daily life necessities.

kioskxiaomaibu adapts the traditional content of kiosk by taking advantage of current artistic, technological and ethical possibilities. Like a Cuckoo it lays its eggs in carefully selected nests (with prior assent of the nest keeper) and in the process establishes a worldwide network of kiosks. These kiosks are linked via video streaming and skype.

Pianissimo: sound, visual, performance, theatre, objects and most importantly stories.

kioskxiaomaibu verändert die gewohnten Angebote eines Kiosks. Wie ein Kuckuck legt es seine Eier in sorgfältig ausgewählte Nester – mit Einverständnis des Eigentümers – und arrangiert den Austausch untereinander mittels gegenwärtiger künstlerischer, technischer und ethischer Möglichkeiten.

Es entsteht ein weltweites Netz von Kiosken, die mit künstlerischen Inhalten und (Aus-)Tauschprozessen gefüllt werden. Die Kioske werden über Bild-Ton-Brücken verbunden, so dass über Landes- und Kulturgrenzen hinweg miteinander “gehandelt” werden kann.

Pianissimo: Klang, Bild, Performance, Theater, Objekte und – natürlich – Geschichten.



柔调: 听觉, 视觉, 表演, 剧场, 物品和非常重要的故事.

Project Schedule

Weekly skype links between working kiosks in Cologne and Shanghai from

1st May 2010 until 22nd October 2010

at 11.00 – 13.00 o’clock Cologne time and

at 17.00 – 19.00 o’clock Shanghai time

Project Locations

Kiosk Babylon, Körnerstr. 76, Köln

Kiosk Zijiu, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Kiosk Yang Ayi, Luwan District, Shanghai

Kiosk Ingguo, Jiaxing District, Shanghai

wkw, Sophienstiftsplatz, Weimar, Germany


The stage of the German Pavillon, EXPO 2010

Plan 10, Cologne

‘Double Act’, ddm Gallery, Shanghai

Background Information

Currently there are still some vibrant neighbourhoods left in Shanghai and the project intends to explore and exchange with them in order to make visible what makes these neighbourhoods such emotionally comfortable and culturally rich places to be in.

Thanks to:

xu zhifeng 收件人– shaw, sabine mueller, alexandre ouairy, richard hsu, su yunsheng, e.blodau.konick, hjoerdis hoffmann, theresa dietl, ela mergels, milena dünkel, juergen wippich, hatice von kulturkontakt, mahira hahn, anja goette, ronald kiwitt, theyellowhouse, philip courtenay, jam and lam from amspace, sophia wu 武佳音 – wujiayin, xujie, jiaqi liu, doreen eismann, B6 和他的音乐团队, zhaochuan, wu meng 吴梦, kai yu 庾凯, zeng duo 曾铎, cao shu 曹澍, ning zuo hong 宁佐泓 – r.mutt, christina shmigel, simon kirby, youyong, dirk specht, gerburg stoffel, adrian zhou, angelo romano, ophelia huang, carmen gomez, gabriel gonzalez, fanny aboulker, jeremy cheval, therese drache, yang ayi, mrs. wu, mr. zhang and many more…

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