Curator: Qiu Zhijie
Executive curator: Jo Wei
This exhibition aims to put on display the current state of art, science and technology (AST) education at the institution, where spontaneous change is underway, simultaneously at all CAFA‘s teaching departments. For some of those departments the point of departure is design thinking, while for others it is experimental art, international exchange, and so on. From teaching methods to creative practices, much is changing. This tells us that we have entered a new phase of integration: our goal is to flesh out and expand the concepts of media art, new media art, digital art and electronic art using ideas taken from the field of AST.
In turn, the creative young students at CAFA have something in common in how they approach artistic exploration: they have a great deal of information and their minds are always racing, but they usually lack the support of well-developed research institutions, meaning they have access only to relatively primitive methods for bringing to life what they have imagined. Their inherent vitality, however, together with China’s growing strength in the R&D field and a variety of venues in which to apply themselves, will enable them to carve out a new future filled with hope and surprise – and this is a Kairos moment.
Li Hongbiao (CN)
In this piece of artwork, new media elements are fused with tradition.
Wu Tian (CN)
The version of the drum displayed today is able to connect to electric circuitry and meet programming language requirements.
Qiu Siyao (CN)
In Sculpting Fountain a single frame is captured and solidified into a static sculpture.
Hou Zhenlong (CN)
Offline Mode is a conceptual apparatus, which requires the participation of wearers' physical selves, allowing them to ponder their bodies and how they should function in such technology-driven times.
Jason Ho (HK)
This immersive VR production shows animations in a first-person perspective, which intend to express these modern fears and anxieties.