Gravitational Field – 2011 Himalayas Cross-Media Art Festival
Curators: Wei Xing, Xiaoying Juliette Yuan
Project managers: Huang Yuelin, Liao Wenfeng
Time: September 30 – October 2, 2011 | Everyday 7-9pm
Venue: Infinity Space, Himalayas Art Museum, Lane 1188, Fangdian Road, Shanghai, China
Organiser: Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum
Participating artists (click to see the artists and works)
Video | Du Zhenjun (FR|CN), Li Ming (Hangzhou), Tang Maohong (Shanghai), WAZA (Wuhan), Wu Junyong (Hangzhou), Bu Hua (Beijing)
Interactive Media | Fei Jun (Beijing), Hu Jieming+Zhang Xian (Shanghai)
Performance Art | nunu kong (Shanghai), Xu Jing (Nanjing), Pi Re (Shanghai)
Sound Live Performances | Lou Nanli (aka B6, Shanghai), Xu Wenkai (aka Aaajiao, Shanghai), Li Jianhong (Beijing), Li Tieqiao (Beijing), Sheng Jie (aka GogoJ, Beijing), Lin Di (Shanghai), Yin Yi (Shanghai)
The Himalayas Art Museum, designed by renowned architect Arata Isozaki, is located in the fast-developing Pudong New Area. Featuring a combination of exclusive hotel, grand shopping mall, art museum and theatre, the Center is a new landmark in the Shanghai’s cultural and commercial territory and offers a wide range of amenities for tourists and casual visitors alike.
The Infinity Space, an integral part of the Centre, resembles organic forests consisting of colossal irregularly-shaped columns and carves out an open and spectacular stage for the presentation of various art and cultural events.
Gravitational Field: 2011 Himalayas Cross-Media Art Festival, a three-day art carnival featuring video, performance art, sound installation and electronic music, will be grandly unveiled at the Infinity Space from September 30, 2011.
Participating artists include both pioneers in the realm of new media and leading figures of the young generation. Diversified as their art practices are, they all share one thing in common: they’re passionate about the exploration of a special relationship. Fantastic video, dancing, interactive writing, performance and music will make the space into a genuine hub for art, creativity and fun!