April 29th 2014: Opening ceremony in presence of our patrons Klaus Wowereit and HE Shi Mingde April 30th 2014: Opening of the exhibition May 1st 2014: Symposium in the Piano Salon, Uferstr.8, 13357 Berlin
With three keynote speeches and panel discussions about the current art in Beijing, the symposium allows for a better understanding of the environment of the exhibited artists and their works. Curators, artists and experts will speak about the art scene in Beijing, its economic contexts and cultural-political conditions in China and Germany. Expected attendants include, among others, Guo Xiaoyan (co-curator and Vice-director of Minsheng Art Museum), Phil Tinari (Director of the Ullens Center ) and exhibiting artists such as Fang Lu and Colin Chinnery. To register, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org May 7th to July 9th 2014: Film series (Wednesdays at 8 pm) We are happy to present a very fine selection of artists’ videos from documentaries and art videos to feature-length films that will give you an insight into artistic production in Beijing today. The development of the video art in China from 1988 to 2011 can be divided into four stages. The years 1988 to 1993 marked a stage of media critique and reflection on biopolitics. From 1994 to 1999, artists focused more on constructing and deconstructing the visual language of video art. From 2000 to 2005, they then began to experiment by fusing such disciplines as installation, cinema, movies, animation, etc. From 2006 to 2011, artists have emphatically transcended the previous boundaries of video art. There is a marked tendency in video art practices to include an increasing number of elements, ranging from traditional ink painting to 3D animation and intervention in everyday life.
Further events within the anniversery of the city partnership:
PANDAMONIUM – Medienkunst aus ShanghaiMarch 12th – June 29th 2014 May 1st – May 4th: Gallery Weekend Preview May 4th: Panel Discussion at 4pm Location: Collegium Hungaricum, Dorotheenstrasse 12, Berlin 10117 Mai 9th: Opening PANDAMONIUM Group Show at 7pm June 7th: Finissage with panel discussion at 4pm, Performances 6 – 8pm, Late Closing Party ab 8pm Location: Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin 10997 The exhibition and series of events include the first three generations of media artists from China. The focus rests on works by artists from Shanghai, all of them experimenting with new media and contribute creative ideas and aesthetic approaches to Chinese art. Starting with pioneers like Zhang Peili and Hu Jieming, working since the 1980s to break new ground with the technologies of media art, to the successes of the next generation, such as internationally acclaimed artist Yang Fudong, and moving on to their students, who are developing their own visual languages in response and in contrast to their pioneering teachers. The work of this youngest generation of artists will be premiered in Berlin for the first time. Berlin-based artists Thomas Eller and Ming Wong have also been invited to contribute to PANDAMONIUM by responding to these themes. http://momentumworldwide.org/exhibitions/current-exhibition/
CHINA DRIFTING Festival
Friday, April 11th 2014 Beginning: 8:30 pm Location: Club Globus, Köpenicker Straße 70, Berlin The festival is mainly dedicated to the rapidly evolving and increasingly diverse music scene in China and highlights the role of music as a linking language between the two metropolises Beijing and Berlin. https://www.facebook.com/events/856045984411596/