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The Future of Fashion is Now (Shenzhen, China)

This is the second stop in China after the exhibition in Shanghai

On 28 October, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will officially open an exhibition of the work of some 25 International fashion designers during Her Majesty’s state visit to China. The Future of Fashion is Now, originally shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the autumn of 2014, presents the fashion of the future as seen by the newest generation of fashion designers. More than 25 young fashion talents from across the world, including eight from China, were invited to submit work. The exhibition also includes designs by respected Dutch innovators like Viktor & Rolf, Iris van Herpen and Pauline van Dongen. At the invitation of DutchCulture, Elisa van Joolen, Pauline van Dongen, Imme van der Haak and Antoine Peters are also traveling to China to share their expertise. These designers are actively seeking innovation in the fashion world. Futuristic technologies, sustainable clothing and new manufacturing processes for recycling materials and products are their starting points for designing the fashion of tomorrow. The new generation of Chinese designers is also actively busy with this at present. In conjunction with the exhibition, an intercultural programme has been organised, for various fashion schools and designers from the Netherlands and China have been invited to exchange their expertise.

The Future of Fashion is Now (Shanghai, China)

On 28 October, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will officially open an exhibition of the work of some 25 International fashion designers during Her Majesty’s state visit to China. The Future of Fashion is Now, originally shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in the autumn of 2014, presents the fashion of the future as seen by the newest generation of fashion designers. More than 25 young fashion talents from across the world, including eight from China, were invited to submit work. The exhibition also includes designs by respected Dutch innovators like Viktor & Rolf, Iris van Herpen and Pauline van Dongen. At the invitation of DutchCulture, Elisa van Joolen, Pauline van Dongen, Imme van der Haak and Antoine Peters are also traveling to China to share their expertise. These designers are actively seeking innovation in the fashion world. Futuristic technologies, sustainable clothing and new manufacturing processes for recycling materials and products are their starting points for designing the fashion of tomorrow. The new generation of Chinese designers is also actively busy with this at present. In conjunction with the exhibition, an intercultural programme has been organised, for various fashion schools and designers from the Netherlands and China have been invited to exchange their expertise.

Global Tour | Lumen Prize Exhibition 2015 / 2016

Now in it’s fourth year, The Lumen Prize Exhibition celebrates art created digitally by artists around the world. Its goal is to celebrate the power and potential of this exciting genre through an annual competition and global tour of works selected by an eminent panel of judges.

Artists may submit work made on electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets, 3D printers and computers using apps, software or original coding. Each year, the winning works tour the world. Every Lumen show includes a workshop or seminar on digital art and engages with digital artists locally. As of spring 2015, the Lumen Prize has staged 14 shows around the world, including venues in China, the US, and across Europe. For more about the prize and tour, please see our FAQs.

2015/16 Tour

September 24th – Frontline Club, London, UK – Winner’s Announcement and Gala

November 19th – 22nd – Jin Space & Gallery, Shanghai, China – Exhibition and Seminar

December 7th – 10th – NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, New York City, NY, USA – Exhibition and Seminar

January 5th – 30th – Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival, London, UK

March 25th – 29th – Caerphilly Castle, Wales, Exhibition and workshops

April 29 – May 8th – Creative Tech Week, New York City, NY, USA

http://lumenprize.com/global-tour

Future of Today at Today Art Museum (TAM) (Beijing, China)

Beijing Today Art Museum (TAM), China’s first non-profit private art museum, is going to launch one of its biggest project in history — “Future of Today” on 27th August 2015, with the opening exhibition — “Imaginary Future” starting on the same day.

“Future of Today” consists of three parts: the physical exhibition, the virtual exhibition and the third part display (i.e. augmented reality). At the exhibition, China’s first virtual art museum director, Alex Gao, will be speaking. Differing from reality, age, composition, and even the identity of this virtual director result from the computational processing powers. By offering each viewer a localized perspective, “Future of Today” presents in a unique way the thoughts on our new living environment of internet-based society.

The physical exhibition will feature renowned sculpture artist Sui Jianguo, new media artist Miao Xiaochun, US biology artist and scholar Suzanne Anker, and scores of other Chinese and international artists. Their very new practices incorporating real, virtual and augmented reality concepts and explore the new possibilities of future art.

To construct “Future of today” in the cloud, Today Art Museum is collaborating with renowned architect Mr. Wang Hui (architect of Today Art Museum) once again. “Future of today” is a new conceptual art museum in the cloud, it brings a brand-new aesthetic perspective to the viewers. Having 360 degree panorama exhibitions and an online display of digitized art works, Today Art Museum elevates with modern technology the artistic concept to a much higher level. In this space on the cloud, there will be thousands of exhibitions and each exhibition exists as a dot. Inside, it is a totally new cubic space and contains art works that are impossible to be displayed in any physical space. “Future of Today” is a self-organized and growing co-existing cultural system. It might even be called a new black hole of art.

The third display of this exhibition will be created with the help of the augmented reality technology. The production director in charge of the research and development of this technology explains to us that: “The viewer simply needs to point the camera of his or her mobile device at an art work to trigger a pre-defined content made by augmented reality. On the screen the viewer will see a merged image of virtual and real works, or even a completely new art production.”

Shanghai International Science and Art Exhibition (SISAE) 2015 (Shanghai, China)

Tsung-Dao Lee, a famous physicist and winner of Nobel Prize in Physics, initiated Shanghai International Science & Art Exhibition (SISAE) with Professor Guanzhong Wu who is an artist well-known by the whole world. These two masters from different areas were pursuing the common truth between science and art, as well as advocated individuals to explore them through combing artistic expression and scientific thinking mutually. Moreover, the science and the art increasingly tend to get on intimate terms with people and society, resulting in the science popularized and the art spread. And consequently, the SISAE emerged and experienced 10 years.

Purpose
Making science come close to the public and integrating art into our life

Theme
Harmonious Integration, Innovation

Liu Dao Exhibitions (Shanghai, Hong Kong, Phuket)

If you are traveling to Shanghai (China), Hong Kong or Phuket (Thailand), be sure to check the exhibition schedule for Liu Dao, one of my favorite collectives.

Liu Dao 六岛 (pinyin: Liù dǎo) is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents driven by innovation and interaction.

The collective produces cutting edge art that constantly contemplates the future of Asia, engages sights and scenes from old and new China and elevates the skills of new talents by working from a communal forum.

Liu Dao’s art is visual, interactive, conceptual, humorous, and somber – but always striking, always involving fresh takes on modern technology, and always the product of collaboration.

Since Liu Dao’s beginning, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, new media artists, software and digital imaging artists, dancers, writers, engineers and curators have worked together to produce original, intriguing shows.

http://island6.org