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GLOBAL BENDING: Opening Creative Space - Rooting Curatorial Media Practice in China

Presentation about new media art in China, part of DEAF07.

GLOBAL BENDING: Opening Creative Space - Rooting Curatorial Media Practice in China

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13
 
Apr 2007
 
14:00 to 16:30
location: V2_Groundfloor, Eendrachtsstraat 10

In the absence of public based funding for culture, contemporary art sits in a precarious zone between a commercially driven international art market and the pressing desire by artists to explore challenging means of expression. Particularly in the realm of technologically based media arts, cost and access questions block the emergence of a secure and critical practice. The latter is increasingly left up to the independent or non-commercial gallery whose own existence depends entirely on the availability of private funding sources. Given the political implications of technologically oriented art and the omnipresent battle between the independence of expression over aggressive market forces, how and where can a truly creative and unique media landscape emerge in China?

Moderator: Li Zhenhua (CN), artist and ArtLab curator, Beijing

Respondent: Michele Kasprzak (CDN), artist, theorist, Programmes Director of New Media Scotland

Wei Zhang (CN), director, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou

Yao Bin (CN), artist, curator Cubic Art Space, Beijing

Ellen Pau (HK), artist and curator, Videotage Hong Kong

Davide Quadrio (I), director BizArt, Shanghai

Zhang Ga (USA), artist and curator, Beijing/New York, Professor of Communications Arts, New York Institute of Technology (New York), guest professor, Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University (Beijing)

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