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Anish Kapoor Artist Talk ...

2019-11-07

Time: 2019/11/11 14:00-17:00Place: CAFAM Lecture HallLanguage: Chinese and English Host: Zhang Zikang, Director of CAFAM, chief curator of the Anish Kapoor exhibitionGuests: Anish Kapoor, artist              Fan Di'an, Director of Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, President of China Artists Association, academic consultant of the Anish Kapoor exhibition              Sui Jianguo, Deputy Director of Academic Committee, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts              Zhu Pei, Director of Department of Architecture, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts              Wang Yuyang, Deputy Director of Department of Experimental Art, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts              Wang Chunchen, Deputy Director of CAFAM             Yue Jieqiong, Executive Director of Taimiao Art Museum, Director of Collaborative Innovation Office, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, curator of the Anish Kapoor exhibition             *Participants listed in order of speaking Schedule:             14:00-14:10  Director Zhang Zikang introduces the exhibition and gives welcome speech             14:10-14:50  Mr. Anish Kapoor gives keynote speech             14:50-15:30  Director Fan Di'an gives keynote speech             15:30-15:45  Tea break            15:45-16:45  Artist conversation hosted by Zhang Zikang, participated by Anish Kapoor, Fan Di'an, Sui Jianguo, Zhu Pei, Wang Yuyang, Wang Chunchen and Yue Jieqiong             16:45-17:00  Q&AApplication Period: 11/8 (Fri) 09:30-16:30 How to Apply: Click the "Apply" button at the top of this page, and fill in the Lecture Reservation Form.Note: Please fill in correct personal information. Each account can only apply for one seat. Please do not resubmit your application. A text message will be sent to your phone if your application is successful. How to Collect Ticket:Please collect your ticket at the west gate of the museum at 11:00-13:00, Nov 11, with the text message and your ID. Due to limited seats the museum will also live broadcast the event at the curved stair hall.Thank you for your support. CAFAM welcomes your visit.*CAFAM reverves the right for final explanation. More

This Wall Was Made for Walking ...

2019-11-06

A wall that walks - this is the latest work by British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Through five stages from March to December, Goldsworthy’s team would move the 100-yard wall inch by inch from an open lawn east of the museum to the museum’s Bloch Building. The wall will then become the museum’s permanent collection.Photo via the artist's websiteWhen Goldsworthy conceived the idea of the “Walking Wall”, it was before US President Donald Trump made a border wall his signature campaign issue, but at the time the work began taking place, people came up to the artist commenting on it as a “political statement”. “It’s nothing to do with it but everything to do with it,” Goldsworthy responded in an interview with PBS News Hour. The walls are witness of history. In Britain, many of the walls date to the Enclosure Acts, when people were put off the land and a lot of them came to America. In Germany, the wall separated East and West Berlin, with some sections still stand today as a reminder of history. And the meaning of Goldsworthy’s “Walking Wall” is more than political or historical. At Stage Two, the wall blocked a four-lane commuter route. For three weeks, people had to take a detour. There were of course unhappy people, but some also said it was interesting, and inspired them to think about their daily boundaries. The work also challenges how the museums interact with the community - rather than trying hard to attracting people to walk inside, the Nelson-Atkins intruded into the public space with its artwork. Photo via the artist's websiteAs an artist, Mr. Goldsworthy is best known for ephemeral works that he creates using materials found in nature. His works are mostly site-specific sculptures and land art situated in natural and urban settings.Source | The New York Times & PBS News Hour & The Nelson-Atkins Museum of ArtWritten by Mark Gardiner and others and compiled by Lu Yufan More

Pioneering: Chinese Artists Abroad in France and Chinese Modern Art (1911-1949) Exhibition Opens in Shijiazhuang Art Museum ...

2019-11-04

The exhibition tour of “Pioneering: Chinese Artists Abroad in France and Chinese Modern Art (1911-1949)”, hosted by the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), CAFA Art Museum, Long Museum, and Shijiazhuang Art Museum, opened grandly at Shijiazhuang Art Museum at 3pm, October 27, 2019. It features 123 works by more than 40 artists, including paintings, sculptures and research materials, showing that at the historical node of the transformation of Chinese art in the early 20th century, the Chinese artists studying abroad in France chose to develop Chinese art from tradition to modernity. They thus became the forerunners and practitioners of the cultural appeals for modernity of Chinese art of the 20th century and founders and pioneers of the shifting of Chinese art towards modernity. The opening ceremonyAmong the guests who attended the opening ceremony are : Zhang Zikang, Director of the CAFA Art Museum; Wang Chunchen, Deputy Director of the CAFA Art Museum; Du Yicai, Deputy Director of the Treasury Operations Department at CAFA; famous artists Li Mingjiu, Chen Chengqi, Li Weishi; Zhang Guojun, Vice Presidents of the Hebei Artists Association Li Yanpeng, Han Feng, Gao Junfeng and Yan Jinglong; Wang Fuming, Director of the School of Fine Arts and Design at Hebei Normal University; Wang Liming, Deputy Director of Hebei Provincial Painting Academy; Nie Shufa, Deputy Director of the School of Art, Hebei University of Economics and Business; Li Xueshan, Deputy Director of Shijiazhuang Academy of Fine Arts; Wang Wenling, Vice President of Hebei Artists Association and Director of Shijiazhuang Art Museum; Cao Fengxiang, Secretary of Party Committee and Deputy Director of Shijiazhuang Art Museum; Duan Zhaolin, President of the Shijiazhuang Artists Association. Wang Chunchen, Deputy Director of the CAFA Art Museum, hosted the opening ceremony. Some CAFA alumni in Hebei and many artists also attended the ceremony. Zhang Zikang, Director of the CAFA Art Museum, gave a speechZhang Zikang, Director of the CAFA Art Museum, said in his speech that the exhibition was successfully held in the CAFA Art Museum after more than a year of preparation, and was widely recognized by the society. It showed the academic strength of the CAFA. The Shijiazhuang Art Museum and the CAFA Art Museum have maintained a good academic relationship. This 2019 exhibition was another large academic exhibition held at Shijiazhuang Art Museum, after the 2017 “Object/Realization: A Case Study of Ye Qianyu Part II” exhibition and the 2018 “Xu Beihong and His Time” exhibition. The artists who studied abroad in France in the early 20th century who are presented in this exhibition, received Western academic education of classicism, realism,naturalism, and brought back various Western modernist schools, adding new art categories, art concepts and new lifestyles associated with them to the 20th century Chinese fine arts, which were different from the traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy system. At the same time, most of them returned to their motherland after they graduated, and many chose art education as their life-long career. Till now, their techniques, concepts and theories have deeply influenced Chinese modern art education. Today, we appreciate these works not only to pay homage to them, but also to provide a perspective on how the current modernization of Chinese art develops and innovates in a global horizon. Most of the previous exhibitions on this rich history were presented as case studies. It is rare in recent years that the history is presented as such a large-scale and neatly organized exhibition. The richness and versatility of the exhibition have been well displayed by the works presented, and it is very instructive for the cultural identity and artistic integration issues that the contemporary art is facing. Wang Chunchen, Deputy Director of the CAFA Art Museum, gave a speechWang Chunchen, Deputy Director of the CAFA Art Museum, mentioned in his speech that in the history of modern Chinese art,  there were still many important fine art works that have not been visible in public. And the improvement of collection mechanism of Chinese public art institutions has only begun in recent years. With the support of more than 40 public and private art institutions and private collectors in China, this exhibition will enable the public to re-understand and recognize the outstanding contributions of the art pioneers of modern Chinese art by directly seeing their original works. The tour exhibition is successfully held at the Shijiazhuang Fine Art Museum. We believe that we can have more opportunities for academic exchanges and cooperations with Shijiazhuang Fine Art Museum, and enhance the radiation and promotion of the art industry in Hebei Province through the benefits of this convenient location.Curator Hong MeiCurator of the exhibition, Hong Mei, was unable to attend the opening ceremony because of the planning work of Liu Shiming’s sculpture art exhibition in New York. She mentioned in the curator’s message that the “Chinese Artists Abroad in France” exhibition tour, which exhibits across the country as the 2018 annual communication and promotion project of National Art Fund, presents both the pioneers of western academic classism, realism and naturalism, as well as those who explored the different schools of western modernism. Both of these groups promoted the formation and development of art scene in China in 20th century.Artist Li MingjiuFamous artist Li Mingjiu said that by reviewing the experience of the pioneers studied abroad in France and the development of Chinese art, we have the chance to appreciate the significance of the artists studied abroad in France in the development of modern Chinese art. Today, the commemoration of the pioneers is also a hope for making greater contributions to the future of the art cause. He appreciated CAFA for introducing the great academic exhibition to the Shijiazhuang Art Museum. Such academic exchange and cooperation will play an important role in promoting the development of art industry in Shijiazhuang and Hebei Province.Wang Wenling, Vice President of the Hebei Artists Association and Director of Shijiazhuang Art Museum, gave her speechIn the end, Wang Wenling, Vice President of the Hebei Artists Association and Director of Shijiazhuang Art Museum, expressed her gratitude to CAFA for the trust and support to Shijiazhuang Art Museum. Through this cooperation, the public has the opportunity to appreciate the precious artistic fruits of the pioneers who studied abroad in France. It greatly enriched the spiritual and cultural life of residents in Shijiazhuang City. She sincerely wished that the friendship between CAFA and Shijiazhuang Art Museum will last long. *The exhibition will last till December 3rd, 2019.Chinese text edited by He Yifei and Cui RanranTranslated by Liu Yanchao丨Exhibited Work丨Zeng Yilu, Qingjinghuacheng Tower in Xihuang Temple, 54.5x35.5cm Chang Shuhong, Nude Portrait of Seated Woman, oil on canvas, 140x92cm, 1940Huang Xianzhi, Cherries on White Floor, 61X46.5cmHan Leran, Carpet Market, 200X150cmHu Shanyu, Canna, 65x54.3cmLi Chaoshi, Four Friends of New Year, powder on paper, 46x33cm, 1962Liu Haisu, Basilique du Sacré Coeur, oil on canvas, 73x60cm, 1931Lv Sibai, Cape, 82X62cmWu Dayu, Untitled-19, oil on canvas, 54x39cm, 1980sLv Xiaguang, Temple Hall, 38x30.5cmSitu Qiao, Lassoing Horses, oil on canvas, 97.5x222cm, 1955Wu Zuoren, Worshipping the Blue Sea, 61x80cmWu Zuoren, Practice Work on Human Body, 29x49.5cmXu Beihong, Family Portrait of Yang Zhongzi, 59.5x79.5cm, 1928Zhou Bichu, The Small Three Gorges, 60x79cmZhao Wuji, 1.12.64, oil on canvas, 130x89cm, 1964Wang Ziyun, Morning in Town, 59.5x72cm丨About the Exhibition丨 Exhibition Details Time: 2019/10/27 - 2019/12/3Place: Gallery 4 & 5, Shijiazhuang Art MuseumChief Organizer:Central Academy of Fine ArtsOrganizers: CAFA Art Museum, Long Museum, Shijiazhuang Art MuseumChief Planner: Fan Di'anArt Director: Su Xinping, Zhang Zikang, Wang WenlingExhibition Director: Wang Chunchen, Gao Gao, Cao FengxiangCurator: Hong MeiCo-curators: Dong Song, Liu Libin, Jiang Mingyang More

CAFAM Techne Triennial 2020 | Topologies of the Real & Art in Motion Initiates ...

2019-11-04

CAFA Art Museum (CAFAM) will hold the large-scale media art exhibition "Topologies of the Real" from January 18 to March 29, together with ZKM's tour exhibition "Art in Motion: Masterpieces with and through Media", and initiated the first "CAFAM Techne Triennial". More

Chinese Museums are Having Creative Product Fever ...

2019-11-01

When the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors of the Qing dynasty posed solemnly for a formal portrait painting, it perhaps never occurred to them that just in a few hundred years, such meticulously modeled image would be completely subverted into the new “Internet celebrity” amid the creative product consumption trend.The official writings of the Yongzheng Emperor were copied onto folding fans, which are one of the best-sellers of the Palace Museum's online store. The emperor's portrait was also photoshopped into an advertisement. Photo via the Palace Museum Taobao Store's Weibo account.According to a report released in August by the Institute of Cultural Economy at Tsinghua University and Tmall, an artm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, cultural and creative products from museums have become the latest favor of consumers. From 2017 to 2019, the sales of cultural products on Tmall alone increased by three times. Museums' stores on the platform reported an increase of six times during the period. In 2018, museums’ Tmall shops received 1.6 billion visits, 1.5 times the trips people made to brick-and-mortar museums across the country. Among the online visitors, about 100 million are born after 1990.It’s no doubt that the museum creative product fever has arrived in China. This reflects not only in the enthusiasm of leading Chinese museums, such as the Palace Museum and the Suzhou Museum, in development of a variety of creative products based on their unique intellectual property; but also the entering of many prestigious foreign museums, led by the British Museum and the V&A Museum, in China’s e-commerce platforms. The phenomenon shows a major transformation of the museums’ mindset, from reacting to visitors to initiating contact with the public. Museums seem to have found balance between solemnity and playfulness on the e-commerce platforms: They can sell both exquisite replicas of their feature collections, and products that feature cute cartoon history figures.Screen capture of the British Museum's Chinese e-storeYin Zhisong, Deputy Director of the Institute of Cultural Creativity Development at Tsinghua University, said that good creative products of museums are capable of transforming the essence of traditional culture, and allowing the public to get in touch with cultural heritage in their daily life. He is optimistic about the crossover cooperation between museums and the Internet companies: “Internet companies could help innovate museums’ historical and cultural background in more diverse perspectives, and museums could help enrich people’s digital life. Museums could thus attract more visitors, and provide them with more lively experience.”But there are also voices pointing out the gap between the cultural and creative industry in China and in western countries. For one thing, some consumers have complained that the assimilation of museums’ creative products could cause aesthetic fatigue. “Museums shouldn’t be satisfied about pleasing the public with cute products,” Yin acutely pointed out, “they should dig deeper into their cultural genes.” According to him, museums should set up intellectual property gallery based on extensive, academic research work, recreate stories based on history, think out of the box of “exhibition souvenirs”, and recruit professional designers to combine the museums’ cultural genes with people’s lifestyle, to design products that are more sustainable.Source | People’s Daily / China DailyAuthor | Yuan Shenggao / Zou YatingCompiled by Lu Yufan More

Lecture Info | Arata Isozaki: Third Space IKI+SHIMA ...

2019-10-29

CAFAa Lecture SeriesThe CAFAa Lecture Series was initiated by the CAFA School of Architecture in 2018. Based in the front of academic architecture, it invites prestigious scholars, educators, architects and artists to take part in a variety of activities including discussions, lectures and conferences, to jointly construct international architectural platform that is critical, comprehensive and open.Combination of keynote speech and relevant seminar is the highlight of this academic lecture series. CAFA has hosted Rem Koolhaas (Pritzker Architecture Prize Winner, Honorary Professor of School of Architecture at CAFA)'s "Recent Preoccupations" lecture and "Generic Village" seminar, Mosen Mostafavi (Former Dean of Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Honorary Professor of School of Architecture at CAFA)'s "Architecture and Situation" lecture and "Post Bauhaus: Intellectuals, Architecture and Social Regeneration" seminar, Cao Xun (pretigious landscape architect, professor at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Special-term Professor of School of Archaeology and Museology at Peking University)'s three lectures “Chinese Art of Gardening”, "Chinese Landscape Masters" and "Gardening Master Zhang Nanyuan", and "Inheriting the Sage's Knowledge: Seminar on Cao Xun's Academic Thinking" seminar. On October 29, 2019, internationally prestigious architect, the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize Winner Arata Isozaki will give the fourth lecture of this academic series at CAFA - "Arata Isozaki: Third Space | IKI+SHIMA".CAFA invites Mr. Isozaki to be the keynote speaker, not only because he's this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize Winner, or because of his twenty-year friendship with CAFA, but because of his many key practices that has transcended traditional planning and architecture since the 1960s, his critical thinking brimmed with poetic charisma, and the unique characters of his time refracted in his thinking. Like the "Arata Isozaki: Third Space" Oita exhibition revealed, the uniqueness likes in the experimental works in terms of "information collection, art cooperation and installations", in the "intercrossing" cultural activities in fields like "art, design, music and theater", and in the idea practices in fields like "thinking, fine arts, design and cultural criticism". In this lecture, Mr. Isozaki will elaborate on his cross-cultural experience since 1960s in microscopic narrative, using his 2019 Oita exhibition as a thread, and the postcolonial theorist Homi K. Bhabha's "Third Space" concept as a theoretical frame, to bring us the cultural and thinking practices that way transcend architecture itself, and to review and refelct on the many architectural movements he has encountered, triggered, got involved or intervened. Meanwhile, we are also very honored to invite some important history theorist, practical architects, intellectual artists to gather in CAFA in this autumn, take part in three discussions themed "The Architectural Movements since 1960s", "Arata Isozaki and China" and "Arata Isozaki and Contemporary Art", and discuss the complexity and energy of the time in Arata Isozaki's architectural ideas, cross-cultural practices and art criticisms from various perspectives. The scholars will also take the Chinese modernistic context as a foundation, the global course of history as a vision, the contemporary issues as an entry point, their individual experience and diverse practices as angle, to discuss the dialectical relationship between architectural movements and their times in a multi-cultural context - it will be both a reflection of history and a projection into future.| About the Activity |CAFAa Lecture Series Ⅳ Lecture Arata Isozaki: Third Space | IKI+SHIMASpeakerArata Isozaki, internationally renowned architect and 2019 Pritzker Prize WinnerPresenterZhu Pei, professor and dean of School of Architecture at CAFATime2019.10.29  14:30-16:00PlaceCAFA Lecture Hall*The lecture does not require appointment. Seminar The Architectural Movements since 1960sPart 1: The Architectural Movements since 1960sPart 2: Arata Isozaki and ChinaPart 3: Arata Isozaki and Contemporary ArtPresenterZhu Pei, professor and dean of School of Architecture at CAFAParticipating ArchitectsZhang Yonghe, renowned artist, architecture educator, professor of School of Architecture at Tongji University, founder and chief architect of Atelier FCJZWang Mingxian, architecture and art history scholar at Chinese National Academy of Arts, expert at CAFA Visual Art Innovation InstituteLiu Jiakun, renowned architect, founder and chief architect of jiakun arc, expert at CAFA Visual Art Innovation InstituteShi Jian, renowned architecture critic, curator, partner of Archi PositionZhou Rong, renowned architecture critic, architecture scholar, associate professor of School of Architecture at Tsinghua University, expert at CAFA Visual Art Innovation InstituteZhang Li, professor and deputy dean of Tsinghua University, chief editor of World Architecture magazineZhang Lufeng, professor at Center of Architecture Research and Design at University of Chinese Acadey of SciencesLi Xinggang, chief architect at China Architecture Design & Research Group, chief executive of Li Xinggang Architecture StudioWang Hui, renowned architect, founder and chief architect of URBANUSTong Ming, renowned architect, professor of Department of Urban Planning at Tongji University, founder and chief architect of TM STUDIOHua Li, renowned architect, founder and chief architect of TAOParticipating ArtistsLiu Xiaodong, renowned artist and professor of School of Plastic Arts at CAFAZhang Zikang, director of CAFA Art MuseumQiu Ting, renowned artist, professor and dean of Department of Landscape, School of Chinese Painting, CAFATime2019.10.29 16:15-17:45PlaceCAFA Lecture Hall| About the Speaker |Arata IsozakiBorn 1931 in Oita City, Japan. In 1954 graduated from the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tokyo. In 1963 established Arata Isozaki & Associates, the base from which he has continued to work ever since. From his 1960s work such as Oita Prfectural Library, to his 1990s work in locations such as far afield as Barcelona, Orlando, Krakow, Nagi in Okayama Prfecture, Kyoto, Nara and Berlin, to his 21st century work in the Middle East, China, Central Asia and elsewhere, Isozaki has created an architecture so personal in its ideas and spaces that it defies characterization in any single school of thought.Academic PresenterFan Di'an, Lv Pinjing, Zhu PeiKey PlannersZhu Pei, Han Tao, Wang Zigeng, Hou Xiaolei, Liu Yanchen, Huang Liangfu, Liu Siyong, Zhang QianPoster DesignersWang Zigeng, Gong YiOrganizerCAFA School of ArchitectureCo-organizersCAFA Visual Art Innovation InstituteCAFA Art MuseumCAFA Art Info More

Lecture Info | Media Art and Injury - Arne De Boever ...

2019-10-28

Leonardo Art, Science and Technology Lecture Series 2019The series is part of the "Media Art Master Class" of CAFA Center for Art and TechnologyMedia Art and InjurySpeaker: Arne De BoeverTime: 2019.10.31(Thu), 18:30-20:00Language: English (with Chinese translation)Place: CAFA Lecture HallCo-organized by: CAFA Visual Art Innovation Institute, CAFA Center for Art and Technology, CAFA Art Museum, Chronus Art CenterIn collaboration with Leonardo / ISAST | About the Lecture | During the 2018 Sotheby Auction, Banksy's Girl with Balloon self-destructed out of blue. Based on this incident, a new media artwork - Love is in the Bin - appeared. The lecture will begin with what writer Ben Lerner stated: "Much of the story of twentieth-century art can be told as a series of acts of vandalism", and examine Banksy's art based on this statement. It is especially interesting considering Lerner's other discussions on realism. The lecture will pay special attention to the media art's near-perfect rendering and depiction of reality via technologies. Like what Lerner commented about Christian Marclay's The Clock, it is a 24-hour clock imagery made out of video editing. The way it works also simulates a clock. Lerner believes The Clock to be failure, instead of an achievement, of realism. From this perspective, it is an unexceptional artwork: A work that cannot reach its ideal but still keeps its posture. The lecture will be based on Tobin Siebers' "Disability Aesthetics", and discuss the aforementioned, significant failures in terms of media art theories. It will also dig into the water-related creative practice of artist Song Dong, to develop an appeal in regard of unexceptional art: an art form that challenges the exceptionalist perspective of the western aesthetics. | About the Speaker | Arne De Boever teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies and the MA Aesthetics and Politics program at the California Institute of the Arts (USA). De Boever has published numerous articles, translations, and reviews and is the author of States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel (Continuum, 2012), Narrative Care (Bloomsbury, 2013), Plastic Sovereignties (Edinburgh, 2016), Finance Fictions (Fordham, 2018), and Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism (Minnesota, 2019). He is the editor or co-editor of Gilbert Simondon (Edinburgh, 2012), The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part 1 (Archive Books, 2013), and Bernard Stiegler (Duke, 2017). De Boever is also active as the editor of the Philosophy/ Critical Theory genre section of the Los Angeles Review of Books and as a member of the boundary 2 editorial collective.Narrative Care: Biopolitics and the Novel (2014)Bloomsbury AcademyStates of Exception in the Contemporary Novel (2012)Against Aesthetic Exceptionalism (2019)University of Minnesota Press More

Fan Di’an: Welcome to Explore the Secret Echoes of the Spirit of Anish Kapoor’s Art | Exhibition is Open to the Public on October 26 ...

2019-10-22

 Anish Kapoor solo exhibition in China  CAFA Art Museum & Taimiao Art Museum   CAFA Art Museum  2019/10/26 - 2020/1/1 Taimiao Art Museum 2019/11/11 - 12/28Mr. Anish Kapoor is a representative of contemporary Western art and also a renowned artist in the international contemporary art world. His works have been highlighted frequently in international art exhibitions, particularly those large-scale works towering in the urban public spaces, exerting a significant influence as a trans-century wonder of art. In Autumn 2019, his first large-scale retrospective art exhibition in China will be held simultaneously at CAFA Art Museum and the Taimiao Art Museum, which could be regarded as a spectacular journey of Kapoor’s art in China.Anish Kapoor, DestierroEarth, pigment and mechanical diggerDimensions variable©Anish Kapoor, 2019In the changing trend of Western art and culture at the end of 20th century, Kapoor’s art emerged with its ideas and forms showing both individuality and publicity. The interlacing of his rigorous thinking, mysterious fantasy and free imagination render his art beyond previous patterns, bursting out a luster of fresh perceptions, and becoming a cultural representation with multiple implications and abundant energy. Kapoor’s creation is rooted in ancient Indian philosophy. He integrates the spiritual core of Eastern culture with the modern symbolism of Western culture and establishes a unique relationship between material media and cultural metaphor, self-sufficient pattern and ecological environment. He advocates that color is baptism and belief, space is mind and soul, and material is in spiritual possession, which makes his works invite mysterious and powerful resonance force in the binary compound languages such as the material and immaterial, existence and transcendence, essence and extension. In the 1980s, Kapoor had become one of the representative artists of the “New British Sculpture”, and won the “Turner Prize” that manifests the spirit of western innovation and exploration. As his ideas correspond to and reflect the new cultural reality and cultural psychological signs in the global context, his art is widely accepted globally, resulting in a broad influence in cross-cultural communications.Anish Kapoor, Symphony for a Beloved Sun, 2013Stainless steel, wax, conveyer beltsPhoto credit: Dave Morgan ©Anish Kapoor, 2019The capability of the artists lies in the realization of a complex concept into a simple visual form and the application of the pure visual form in prompting the metaphysical implication. Kapoor is a master in grasping the relationship between purity and polysemy. He is good at using the space where the works are placed to create the site of generation of the works, producing illusive impressions and offering viewers with immersive perceptions. Some of the language signs belong to his specialities, such as the applying of red - a symbol of life origin, the powder that embodies the idea of “emptiness” and the “descension” that looks like a whirlpool, a cavern or a blackhole. The material and form he’s best at is his installation work of stainless-steel structure. This kind of works are extremely pure, always featuring a curved surface, thus making the bright and clean surface not only a shiny object itself but also a carrier of the surrounding landscape, while the phenomenon of refraction and reflection leads to a series of conversion from “ordinary” to “extraordinary”, producing a stunning “mirror image”.Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, 2001-2004Stainless steel25 x 15 x 12mMillennium Park, Chicago©Anish Kapoor, 2019Anish Kapoor, Non-Object (Spire), 2007Stainless steel302.3 x 300 x 300cmPhoto credit: Tim Mitchell©Anish Kapoor, 2019Anish Kapoor, C-Curve, 2007Stainless steel2.2m x 7.7m x 3mPhoto credit: Dave Morgan©Anish Kapoor, 2019Sky Mirror, 2006Stainless steelDiameter: 10 mPhoto credit: Tim Mitchell©Anish Kapoor, 2019Tsunami, 2018Stainless steelPhoto credit: Dave Morgan©Anish Kapoor, 2019Mr. Kapoor attaches great importance to the journey of his art in China, and planned and prepared for the show together with my colleagues, who are the show’s host. We both hope that the exhibition could academically present Kapoor’s main artistic achievements to date, and also build a site for direct experience of his large-scale works. Contemporary Chinese art, while basing itself on domestic innovation and development, still needs to keep an eye on the world, carry out extensive exchanges and form a profound cultural dialogue. Kapoor’s art is so intelligently responsive to the complexity of today’s world, and so wonderfully makes spectators perceive the metaphysical secret echoes of its spirit. This Autumn, in response to Kapoor’s wish to “invite people to explore”, let’s immerse ourselves in his grand art scene and have a free discussion.Fan Di’anDirector of Central Academy of Fine ArtsPresident of Chinese Artists AssociationOctober 2019Anish Kapoor, Sectional Body preparing for Monadic Singularity, 2015PVC and steel730 x 730 x 730 cmPhoto credit: Tadzio©Anish Kapoor, 2019Anish Kapoor, My Red Homeland, 2003Wax and oil-based paint, steel arm and motorDiameter: 12 m©Anish Kapoor, 2019Anish Kapoor, To Reflect an Intimate Part of the Red, 1981Mixed materials, color powder200 x 800 x 800cmPhoto credit: Andrew Penketh©Anish Kapoor, 2019 About the Exhibition Academic Consultant: Fan Di'an Artistic Director: Su Xinping Curatorial Advisor: Hans Ulrich ObristChief Curator: Zhang Zikang Curators: Wang Chunchen Yue Jieqiong Organizers: Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing Municipal Federation Trade Unions Co-Organizers: CAFA Art Museum, Taimiao Art Museum Chief Supporting Organization: Zhonghong Chuangyi (Beijing) Culture Development Co, Ltd.Supporting Organizations: Lisson Gallery, Galleria Continua and the British Council CAFA Art Museum | Time | 2019/10/25 - 2020/1/1Open to the public on 10/26| Opening Hours |Tuesday to Sunday 9:30-17:30(Last admission 17:00)/ Closed on Monday Taimiao Art Museum | Time | 2019/11/11-12/28| Opening Hours |9:00-17:00 daily(Last ticket purchase 16:30) Ticketing Information *  All kinds of ticket can be used throughout the exhibition starting 10/26.Scan the QR code to purchase ticketEarly-bird Ticket:90 yuan(Available from 2019/10/10-10/25)Adult ticket: 120 yuanDiscount ticket: 60 yuan(Please refer to discount ticket use policy below for eligibility)Family ticket: 260 yuan(2 adults and 1 child above 120 cm)*Group ticket: Groups of 10 or more may enjoy 20% discount off original price.Visitors with union membership card may enjoy 20% discount off original price.(Group ticket only available at the CAFAM front desk)For inquiries please call: 010-64771575 | Notes | * The ticket of Anish Kapoor exhibition at CAFA Art Museum is 120 yuan. Visitors with union membership card may enjoy 20% discount off original price, and visit the Anish Kapoor exhibition at the Taimiao Art Museum for free. Visitors to Taimiao without card could buy the bell exhibition ticket for 15 yuan, and enjoy the Anish Kapoor exhibition for free. The east and west side halls of Xiang Dian are open for free. Visitors may enter with 2-yuan palace ticket.* Teachers and students of CAFA, children under 120cm (adult company is required, and the adult needs to purchase ticket), elderlies above 60, military service men and disabled people may visit the exhibition for free.* Students above 120cm (graduates students included), visitors with CAFA Alumni Card, CAFAM VIP Card, CAFAM Membership Card and Museum Association Membership Card, museum employees may purchase discount ticket.Note: Free ticket and discount ticket can be purchased and verified upon showing credentials. CAFAM reserves the right for final explanation. More

Lecture Info | Dromological Imaginations: Virilio, Technology, Art and the Postdigital ...

2019-10-22

Leonardo Art, Science and Technology Lecture SeriesDromological Imaginations: Virilio, Technology, Art and the PostdigitalSpeaker: Ryan BishopDate: 10.24.2019 ThursdayTime: 18:30-20:00Language: English (with Chinese translation)Venue: CAFA Art MuseumCo-organized by CAFA Visual Art Innovation Institute,CAFA Center for Art and Technology, CAFA Art Museum, Chronus Art Center In collaboration with Leonardo / ISAST About the Lecture Paul Virilio’s major contribution to contemporary European thought has been to demonstrate that questions of visual culture are not only academic and cultural, aesthetic, historical, critical, philosophical, and anthropological questions but also extremely important questions of societal formation and governance. For Virilio, visual culture does not simply provide ways to understand the visual or examine images; it offers primarily a critical site of theory and contemporary cultural action and intervention, where relations of power in this field of study are both established in everything from film studies and psychoanalytic theory to gender studies, queer theory, television and video game studies, comics, the traditional artistic media of painting, advertising, and the Internet, and potentially disturbed. Virilio’s initial ways into these areas of power relations that constitute the visual cultural scene and its usual analytic topics are odd and oblique, which provide them their intellectual purchase, emerging as they do from his work as an urbanist interested in technology, speed and the military. These larger forces, according to Virilio, are the primary influences on and shapers of visual culture with the standard areas of inquiry being mere effects of them.  This talk will work with some of Virilio’s most evocative theoretical formulations, including dromology, the aesthetics of disappearance, the accident (of art, of technology, the global), and picnolepsy and will do so through an examination of specific artworks by Trevor Paglen, Susan Schuppli, Heba Amin, Victor Burgin and others to get a sense of the Post-Digital as it pertains to art, technology and theory. The Post-Digital is a way of theorising and contextualising the digital as an historically specific phenomenon. Just as postmodernity addressed modernity in a critical and historical manner, the Post-Digital intends a critical and temporal engagement with the digital while remaining partly defined by it. For Virilio the temporal and technological specificity is primary import: he is interested in why images/cinema in World War I, for instance, look as they do and how technological mediations of the 21st century operate as they do and to what effects. Virilio returns consistently to visual culture as a site of contestation manifesting the larger concerns of urbanization, technology, militarization and speed as inextricably intertwined phenomena.  About the Speaker Ryan Bishop is Professor of Global Art and Politics at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (UK), where he co-directs the Archaeologies of Media and Technology research group with Jussi Parikka. He is the author or editor of 15 books, including Technocrats of the Imagination: Art, Technology and the Military-Industrial Avant-Garde (with John Beck, Duke UP, 2020), Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics (with Sunil Manghani, Edinburgh UP, 2019),  Across and Beyond: A transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts and Institutions (with Kristoffer Gansing, Jussi Parikka and Eliva Wilk, Sternberg Press, 2017) Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics (with John Beck, Edinburgh UP, 2016), and the author of over 50 journal articles. He edits two book series “a Cultural Politics Book" (Duke UP) and “Technicities (Edinburgh UP), as well as the journal Cultural Politics (with John Armitage and Douglas Kellner, Duke UP). In addition is a commissioning editor for the journal Theory Culture & Society (Sage) and serves on its editorial board. He also published two books in Chinese: A Cultural Politics Reader (co-edited with John Armitage and Doug Kellner) Beijing: Commercial Press (in Chinese, You Jianrong trans.. pp.368) (2018)and Baudrillard Now: Current Perspectives in Baudrillard Studies,  Kaifeng: Henan University Press, 2008 (revised and expanded in English Cambridge: Polity Press 2009).  《Modernist Avant-Garde Aesthetics and Contemporary Military Technology: Technicities of Perception》(2011)Ryan Bishop, John Phillips《Cold War Legacies: Systems, Theory, Aesthetics》(2016)Edited by John Beck, Ryan Bishop《Seeing Degree Zero: Barthes/Burgin and Political Aesthetics》(2019)Edited by Ryan Bishop, Sunil Manghani More

Unpacking 263,000 visitor photos at the Royal Ontario Museum ...

2019-10-21

Since 2012, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Canada has been displaying visual user generated content (UGC) in the museum, encouraging people to take and share photos of the museum at their special event, Friday Night Live. While text-based Twitter walls were common at events, it was not the case with photo-based walls. As a result, the museum’s attendance has increased by 10-20% year over year since 2012. It proved that people enjoyed making interactions with their own devices rather than taking part in other more complicated activities.Upon realizing that leveraging UGC and their visitors’ networks to tell the story of what it is like to visit the museum could catalyze purchasing and visiting decisions, the ROM made the photo wall a permanent display, placed a gallery of UGC on their homepage for potential visitors, and even changed their photography policy, allowing photography to happen both in permanent galleries and special exhibitions. For the first time ever, people could see the visiting experience from the visitors’ perspective, instead of the museum’s. What’s more, the UGC photo wall is both cost-effective and democratic, in a way that it’s much less expensive than museum apps and complies better with visitors’ original habits.Photo by @joshuabestFrom 2014 to January 2018, the ROM aggregated 263,693 photos shared by its visitors. In order to understand what the visitors are sharing, so as to allow the museum to be smarter about the digital engagement programs and think deeper about the connection between the physical and digital visit, the museum’s digital engagement strategists Ryan Dodge and Jacqueline Waters used the Google Cloud Vision API, to classify the images and automatically attach tags or keywords to each photo. The API generated 2.5 million tags, with some photos having up to more than 30 tags. After weeks or organizing and digging in, they eventually found some patterns of the images, explaining what visitors like to photograph in the museum:ArchitectureThis theme looks obvious to the researchers, as the museum is very photogenic itself. 51% of the photos have one of the tags in the graph below.PeopleTo the researchers’ surprise, there are not many photos of children even though the majority of the visitors visit in group. 27% of the photos have a tag connected to the tags in the graph below.PhotographyMuseums are full of opportunities for amazing photos and for the visitors to create art, and it’s no wonder that 38% of the photos have an artistic tag. The museum is proud of the natural light in many galleries, and the way that sunlight dances on the museum, so it makes the researcher glad to see the tag of “light” in the UGC collection. To their surprise, only 8,647 photos, which is 3.3% of the collection, were tagged with selfie.ArtifactsMuseums are naturally a good place for people to perform their nature to collect. 78% of the photos were tagged with a term relating to an object on display in the museum. Taking photos of artifacts in a museum is how some people engage today, so that they can share them online and with their friends and family to talk about their experience, save memories and collect things that interest them.Dinosaurs10% of the photos had Dinosaurs tags attached with them. It’s expectable because they are big, can’t be seen everyday, and are something interesting to talk about after visit.Photo by @jkakisSource | Museum-iDAuthor | Ryan Dodge, Digital Engagement, Royal Ontario MuseumEditor | Lu Yufan More

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The media in which the portraiture may be used encompasses any media that does not infringe upon Party A’s portraiture rights (e.g., magazines and the internet).

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This event was organized on the principles of fairness, impartiality, and voluntary participation and withdrawal. Participants undertake all risk and liability for themselves. All events have risks, and participants must be aware of the risks related to their chosen event.

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According to The Advertising Law of the People’s Republic of China, The General Principles of the Civil Law of the People’s Republic of China, and The Provisional Opinions of the Supreme People’s Court on Some Issues Related to the Full Implementation of the General Principles of the Civil Law of the People’s Republic of China, and upon friendly negotiation, Party A and Party B have arrived at the following agreement regarding the use of works bearing Party A’s image in order to clarify the rights and obligations of the portrait licenser (Party A) and the user (Party B):

I. General Provisions

(1) Party A is the portraiture rights holder in this agreement. Party A voluntarily licenses its portraiture rights to Party B for the purposes stipulated in this agreement and permitted by law.

(2) Party B (CAFA Art Museum) is a specialized, international modern art museum. CAFA Art Museum keeps pace with the times, and works to create an open, free, and academic space and atmosphere for positive interaction with groups, corporations, institutions, artists, and visitors. With CAFA’s academic research as a foundation, the museum plans multi-disciplinary exhibitions, conferences, and public education events with participants from around the world, providing a platform for exchange, learning, and exhibition for CAFA’s students and instructors, artists from around the world, and the general public. As a public institution, the primary purposes of CAFA Art Museum’s public education events are academic and beneficial to society.

(3) Party B will photograph all CAFA Public Education Department events for Party A.

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(1) Content. The content of images taken by Party B bearing Party A’s likeness include: ① CAFA Art Museum ② CAFA campus ③ All events planned or executed by the CAFAM Public Education Department.

(2) Forms of Use. For use in CAFA’s publications, products with CDs, and promotional materials.

(3) Geographical Scope of Use

The applicable geographic scope is global.

The media in which the portraiture may be used encompasses any media that does not infringe upon Party A’s portraiture rights (e.g., magazines and the internet).

III. Term of Portraiture Rights Use

Use in perpetuity.

IV. Licensing Fees

The fees for images bearing Party A’s likeness will be undertaken by Party B.

After completion, Party B does not need to pay any fees to Party A for images bearing Party A’s likeness.

Additional Terms

(1) All matters not discussed in this agreement shall be resolved through friendly negotiation between both parties. Both parties may then sign a supplementary agreement, provided it does not violate any laws or regulations.

(2) This agreement comes into effect on the date that it is signed (sealed) and the relevant boxes are selected by Party A and Party B.

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