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.

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