Media Art China 2008 Beijing
Okay, it might not be exactly next door, but for those of you who are in Beijing this month… Check it out! Because this is going to be the ultimate media art show of 2008!
V2_ is partner in Synthetic Times - Media Art China 2008.
The international exhibition, organised by the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) of Beijing, will take place from 10 June till 3 July 2008. Synthetic Times – Media Art China 2008 is one of the major cultural exchange events that are being organised during the Olympic Games.
NAMOC will exhibit work from established names as well as from artists who are not yet widely known. All in all, over fifty installations from thirty countries will be on display, all applying new media. Parallel to the exhibition there will be workshops, presentations and debates. This exhibition forms the current high point of many years of collaboration between Tsinghua University and V2_. Over the years V2_ has organised many exhibitions and symposiums in both Europe and Asia, focusing on collaboration and exchange with young Chinese artists, curators and organisations.
Synthetic Times includes installations by Dutch artists Edwin van der Heide, Marnix de Nijs, Mateusz Herczka and Blendid (collective). The internationally renowned Dutch architectural firm NOX/Lars Spuybroek is responsible for the overall layout and design of the exhibition. The international character of the exhibition offers a new generation of Chinese artists the opportunity to introduce themselves to the international art world and it paves the way for possible future exchange programmes. Equally important, the world now gets an opportunity to learn about a side of contemporary Chinese art that has hardly been shown until now.
The Dutch contribution to this exhibition is made possible in part by the Mondrian Foundation, The Netherlands China Arts Foundation and the Dutch Embassy in Beijing. The presentation of Mateusz Herzcka’s work is made possible in part by the MEIAC Museum of Sevilla.