CHINA: Millennium Dialogue
World Art Museum
The 2nd Beijing Media Arts Biennale is curated by a group of distinguished international curators, presenting ground-breaking works in telematic art, virtual reality, robotic, interactive moving images and art-science collaborations.
The mega event explores the complexity of the current historic challenge in China as it moves into a 21st century urban economy, which has been at once disruptive and uplifting.
Chinese modernisation is by large a process of urbanisation. Rapid developments in urban areas mark a significant transformation creating fundamental reconfigurations
of ethnic demography, city topography, and social practices.
At the heart of this transformation lie excitement, anxiety, aspiration, perplexity, hope and desire. Artists within China and internationally are exploring this new public domain extensively. Through sophisticated artistic strategies they exploit the specific qualities and potentials of new technologies to track the current changes.
Presented by: Tsinghua University (China), ZKM (Germany), V2_ Institute For Unstable Media (Netherlands)
In collaboration with: Millennium Museum (China), Ars Electronica Center (Austria), NOVAMEDIA (Australia), NTT InterCommunication Center (Japan), BANFF Centre(Canada), Medi@austria (Austria), NY Institute of Technology (USA)
Alex Adriaansens (Netherlands)
Sara Diamond (Canada)
Antoanetta Ivanova (Australia)
Yukiko Shikata (Japan)
Peter Weibel (Germany)
Zhang Ga (China)