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Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2007
Open call for videos for "Microwave x Project Canvas” Programme
– Open Theme Section
To bring new media arts into the City, microwave is introducing “microwave x Project Canvas” in Festival 2007. “Microwave x Project Canvas” is a pioneer screening programme co-presented with JM Network*, the leading LED display network company in Hong Kong.
Selected works will be broadcasted on the outdoor LED screens of JM Network, which are located in Central, Mong Kok, Causeway Bay, etc, with a total of 8 hit local spots with over 2 million audiences per day.
The selected video will be shown in Nov 2007.
BUSINESS AS USUAL:
New Video from China/Cao Fei and Yang Fudong
Under the new Museum initiatives Moving Targets and Global Arizona
Arizona State University Art Museum
September 15 through December 9, 2007
Business As Usual is an opportunity to examine two of the most prominent contemporary Chinese video artists. Both Cao Fei and Yang Fudong address the emergence of a new middle class in China. Contemporary artists in China employ a range of media to explore the experience of living in a rapidly changing urban environment. Globalization has brought them into contact with Western contemporary art, which explains the increasing visual similarity, but their concerns remain unique to present-day China. In Whose Utopia, Cao Fei portrays workers who left their small hometowns to pursue life in the big city. They took with them dreams to be dancers and singers, and ended up in factories. Working with employees in a light bulb factory, Cao Fei has the workers dress in the garb of their dreams and perform within the environment of their actual lives, the factory. Yang Fudong’s film and video work portrays his generation of people in their late 20s and 30s who are part of the emerging middle class in China and who hover between the past and present. Fudong’s work epitomizes how the recent and rapid modernization of China has overthrown traditional values and culture. He skillfully balances this dichotomy to create works endowed with classic beauty and timelessness. The exhibition is co-curated by Marilyn A. Zeitlin, director and chief curator, and Heather S. Lineberry, Senior Curator, of the ASU Art Museum. All works in the exhibition are drawn from the Haudenschild Collection, San Diego.
Etichette: Cao Fei