URBAN MEDIA ART ACADEMY Beijing
8-10 + 14 November 2018
@ The Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing
The three-days program invites students, artists, curators, architects, filmmakers, musicians, theorists and others with interest in media art to examine urban media art in the context of Beijing.
We will explore the curatorial theme of City of Shifting Energies, how rapidly shifting and philosophically contradicting energies progress the hybrid city. We will examine how media art in the context of Beijing can intervene in and negotiate the city’s spaces of shifting energies: What can urban media art do as a mean of intervention among shifting energies (from ancient to historical and hi-tech) in Beijing, and how may art contribute to negotiating Beijing’s urban futures? The theme is especially conceived for Beijing with an action research program of a field trip, Lab+Lectures, seminars and a symposium.
On 14 November we will visit the URBAN MEDIA ART ACADEMY symposium Shifting Matters with Urban Media Art at the Media Architecture Biennale 2018 in Beijing. Expert speakers will investigate the issues of art shifting matters in cities, environments, politics, communities, intelligence and cities through visionary perspectives and discuss these perspectives in practice: How can media art shift matters in cities today.
Registration deadline: 22 October 2018