Meeting The Future
SxV Museum of Modern Art
10/2/2019 – 1/12/2020
Qingdao, China
SxV Museum of Modern Art (SV MoMA) will launch the World-class Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in east-coast of China that shows crossover works by the world-famous art masters such as Picasso, Dali, and Andy Warhol, to design masters such as Gijs Bakker, Ted Noten, Ruudt Peters, to works by more than 40 contemporary artists and designers from 12 countries, including the UK, USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, China and Australia. It creates a creative and enlightening dialogue in the fields of contemporary art, fashion, craft and design. At the same time, for Qingdao City to build a high-quality "fashion capital" of the strategic thinking of the global voice, aim to become Qingdao brigade's new landmark art event.
Curator: Jie Sun (Director of SV MoMA Qingdao)
Gijs Bakker, Ela Bauer, David Bielander, Julie Blyfield, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delauney, Paul Derrez, Frieda Doerfer, Sam Tho Duong, Gésine Hackenberg, Herman Hermsen, Mirjam Hiller, Peter Hoogeboom, Linda Hughe, Nevill Johnson, Philipe Julian, Yuri Kawanabe, Lore Langendries, Aixia Li, Bogki Min, Joan Miró, Floor Mommersteeg, Chequita Nahar, Thanh-Truc Nguyen, Ben Nicholson, Evert Nijland, Nimuë, Ted Noten, Noon Passama, Ruudt Peters, Pablo Picasso, Liang Shang, Bettina Speckner, Julian Steimer, Ryuta Suzuki, Tanel Veenre, Truike Verdegaal, Marcel Vertes, Juju Wang, Andy Warhol, Ziyang Wu, Shen Yang, Dongdong Zhuang, Henk de Leeuw den Bouter, Machteld van Joolingen, Henny van Nistelrooy, Karin van Paassen

Link to: A Woman with the Technology

Installation View of A Woman with the Technology

Installation View of A Woman with the Technology

A Woman with the Technology
(Left) Part 1 - Social Practice/Daily Recording
(Middle) Part 2 - Archives/Diagrams
(Right) Part 4.1 - AI generated script (conversation with the AI Chatbot)

A Woman with the Technology
(Left) Part 3 - Three channel video through AI image detection
(Right) Part 4 - Animated video based on the AI generated script

A Woman with the Technology
(Left) Part 4.1 - AI generated script (conversation with the AI Chatbot)
(Middle) Part 4.1 - Animated video based on the AI generated script

A Woman with the Technology
Part 4.1 - AI generated script (conversation with the AI Chatbot)

"A Woman with the Technology"
(Left) Part 1 - Social Practice/Daily Recording
(Right) Part 2 - Archives/Diagrams

Exhibition Catalogue

Exhibition Poster

Organizer: SxV Museum of Modern Art, Tongji University Shanghai, City Government of Qingdao West Coast New District  
Cooperation: Qingdao University, New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture, London Fashion and Textile Museum, Geneva University of Art and Design, Shanghai College of Design and Innovation, Gallery RA Amsterdam, MADE IN Gallery Shanghai, YING Gallery Beijing, Vanke, Hisense.etc.
Support by: Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing, Swissnex China, Qingdao City Government.

The exhibition is divided into three Chapters:

Chapter 1: Meeting the Master - From Picasso, Dali, to Andy Warhol.

In Late 19th and early 20th century, with the awakening of post-modernism, artists were trying to explore more forms of artistic practice, and to have a closer connection to the society. In addition, the industrial revolution has fueled the modernization process in Europe and the United States. Due to the movement, the active Surrealism, Fauvism, Futurism and Cubism artists were starting to make a change through their artistic concepts and perspective from painting to an applied art, such as fashion, jewelry, textiles, household products and so on. It was a significant time for their artistic achievements, that also led to the expansion of new thoughts and art forms. Surrealism became the most fashionable and popular art genre in the 1940s. Salvador Dali, a Spanish art wizard, took the lead in integrating his surreal ideas into textile and furniture design, creating works with dream-like vision. The pioneer of cubism, Pablo Picasso also tried to do a crossover, by launching the Art for Inches Movement and designed a series of non-easel works. With Picasso's leadership and inspirational idea, a large number of artists joined the crossover, including Joan Miró, Marc Chagall and others. On the other side of the continent, pop art pioneer Andy Warhol successfully challenged the monopoly of fine painting on art. He applied advertising elements into his art, using consumer products, celebrities, news stories and repetitive images to create his artistic concepts, designing a series of fashion and textile works. In the fast-changing art world, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential icons in contemporary art and pop culture.

Artists: Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Sonia Delauney, Ben Nicholson, Philipe Julian, Marcel Vertes, Nevill Johnson.

Chapter 2: Meeting the Contemporary – From fine Art, Design to Fashion.

When it comes to the development of contemporary art, it is a typical interdisciplinary field. One of the important point, is to understand the concept with open-mindedness what are the concepts and forms of contemporary art? The Second chapter featured a group of internationally recognized contemporary artists, who created artistic works spanning from jewelry, oil painting, video, products, color-prints, photography and other forms. Among them are field leaders, Gijs Bakker, Ted Noten, Ruudt Peters; the internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, Liang Shang, Juju Wang and Ryuta Suzuki, etc.

Artists:  Gijs Bakker (NL), Ted Noten (NL), Ruudt Peters (NL), Chequita Nahar (NL), Karin van Paassen (NL), Floor Mommersteeg (NL), Paul Derrez (NL), Ela Bauer (NL), Julie Blyfield (DE), Frieda Doerfer (DE), Sam Tho Duong (DE),, Gesine Hackenberg (NL),  Herman Hermsen (NL) , Mirjam Hiller (DE), Peter Hoogeboom (NL), Lore Langendries (BE), Linda Hughe (AU), Henk de Leeuw den Bouter (NL), Bogki Min (KR), Thanh-Truc Nguyen (DE), Noon Passama (TH), Julian Steimer (DE), Tanel Veenre (EE), Bettina Speckner (DE), Truike Verdegaal (NL), Machteld van Joolingen (NL), David Bielander (CH), Yuri Kawanabe (JP), Evert Nijland (NL),  Dongdong Zhuang (CN), Juju Wang (USA), Liang Shang (CN),  Shen Yang (CN), Aixia LI (CN), Ryuta Suzuki (JP),  Henny van Nistelrooy (NL).

Chapter 3: Meeting the Future - When Art Meets Technology.

The process of any artistic practice itself is an individual process, its diverse content provides many methods and new definitions, also could be used as a method of studying society and people, it transcends the form of aesthetics and representation. The contemporary and postmodern art has cleared its role as an important catalytic for social development in the early stages. To a certain extent, it is also a valuable evaluation standard for future creations. The emergence of new media artists became the early explorers of how Art meets technology, who created a world completely different from the real world based on new and digital technology. The existence of this world is not an objective reality, but an objective subjective mapping and future illusion, which can be perceived through technological means and visual images processing, or create a kind of "virtual reality.

Artists: Xiaolei Tian (CN), Ziyang Wu (CN/USA), Nimuë (CN/JP)