The grand opening of Beijing New Media Arts Exhibition 2011 will be held on Song Zhuang Art Center at 14:30, June 18, 2011. This exhibition was co-organized by Song Zhuang Art Center and Digital Art China. Li Xianting, the curator of Song Zhuang Art Center was appointed as the Academic Director. The executive curators including: Zhang Haitao,Wang Boqiao, Wu Qiuyan. Also the curator team from China, Australia, Austria, America, Korea, Hong kong joined this curated collaboration ,they are: Wang Boqiao(China), Zhang Haitao(China),Wu Qiuyan(China),Yuan Xiaoying(China),Wu Weihe(China), Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber(Austria), REG Newitt (Australia),Tan liqin (America),Li Zhang xu(Korea), joel (Hong Kong). Under the general exhibition theme, every curator has their own theme and exhibit space separately, so they will have more freedom to develop. This exhibition including four parts: exhibition, forum/lecture/multi-media stage performance, new media art workshop, new media arts exhibition from Cooperator.
In this exhibition, the new media arts forms are various and complement each other. The theme is: The Virtual and Actual Sharing the Same Origin—brief research on origin of ultimate value of new media art. Both actual world and virtual world can be a double-edged sword .It would be better that virtual world can base on real world as the prop and give the spirit to the actual world as the complement. In these two areas, we always need to change roles and status, to concern the new phenomenon and feelings of present and future, also to concern the ultimate human spirit origin.
Participating artists of this exhibition come from around the world. In addition to the active curator in China this year, we also invited curator from the most influential exhibiton organizations: Festival Arts Electronica of Linz, Australia, Hong Kong Microwave New Media Art Festival, America SIGGRAPH Digital Art Association. Art works relate to various fields of new media art, such as bio-art, digital virtual art, artificial automatic installation , etc. More than 200 art works will be displayed on this exhibition and screening. Main part of the exhibition , lecture and performance will be showed in Song Zhuang, the largest and oldest artist community in China. This exhibition aims to build a benign art ecology for new media art and provide a platform for creation, education, collection (exhibition, Criticism, publish), and industrialization of new media arts. We hope more overseas outstanding works will be introduced into china for communication and integration. Through the exhibition, we interpret and express diversely the difference and feelings by technology art language in the post-human perspective. New media art in China has just started , still developing difficult. However, new media is becoming a new way of life, it is also the inevitable result of the information age. It will gradually change our sense of time and space and make our communication way more and more efficient even with the simultaneity. In addition, the digital age will bring us a new ethics, humans began to contact with the virtual people, virtual reality society is changing the way people interact.
Date：Jun 18, 2011 – Aug 28, 2011
Opening：Jun 18, 2011, 14:30, Saturday
Song Zhuang Art Center (Beijing, China)
Fischer-Schreiber Ingrid, Joel Kwong, Li Zhangxu, Reg Newitt, Tan Liqin, Wang Boqiao, Wu Qiuyan, Wu Weihe, Yuan Juliette, Zhang Haitao
Academic Critic ：Li Xianting
Organizers：DAC Space ，Song Zhuang Art Center (Beijing, China)