2006 International digital art awards : Beijing film academy galleries, China
Thomas, Lubi & Danzig, Stephen (2006) 2006 International digital art awards : Beijing film academy galleries, China. [Exhibition/Event]
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The field was the curation of new media within large-scale exhibition practice for Chinese audiences. The context was improved understandings of the intertwining cultures and concerns of Chinese and Western contemporary practitioners. The research uncovered a range of connective and dialogical concerns around cultural displacement and re-identification, germane to the chosen group of media artists. The methodology was principally practice-led.
The research brought together 31 practitioners from Asian, European and Australasian cultures within a major highly visible Chinese exhibition context. By identifying and promoting a distinct commonality within difference amongst the diverse practitioners the exhibition successfully activated a global dialogue that incorporated environmental and cultural identity agendas within a major Chinese educational and public context - thereby promulgating cross-cultural understanding, despite the often oppressive shadowing of domestic political processes.
The project was developed under the international aegis of IDA Projects (established since 1999) and was substantially supported by the Fine Art Department of the Beijing Film Academy, QUT Precincts and Platform China Art Institute. It built upon IDA’s 2005 inaugural new media exhibition at the ‘Today Art’ Museum in Beijing – now recognised as one of the leading art spaces in China. Numerous peer-reviewed grants won included the Australian Embassy in China and the Australia China Council. Through subsequent invitations from external curators the work then traveled in a range of reconfigured formats to other major venues including the Block Gallery at QUT, Brisbane and ZAIM Artspace, Yokohama Japan. A major catalogue with authoritative essays was also printed.
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|Item Type:||Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)|
|Additional Information:||please note only a representative cross-section of artists have been mentioned in the contribution list - Please visit website for more information and complete artists list.|
|Funders:||IDAProjects , QUT Precincts, Beijing Film Academy - Fine Art Dept, Australian Embassy in China , Australia China Council|
|Material:||New media, digital media|
|Number of Pieces:||Over 50 individual works ranging from 2D digital images, new media, digital media, interactive and computer works|
|Keywords:||new media , Exhbiiton, cross-cultural , digital media, IDAprojects|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of International and Development|
|Copyright Owner:||IDA Projects|
|Deposited On:||24 May 2010 10:42|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2013 15:42|
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