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.
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.
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
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.
Making science come close to the public and integrating art into our life
Harmonious Integration, Innovation
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.