10:00–13:15, March 24, 2019
Technology is changing the way we see and learn about life and art, as well as transforming art itself. The Digital Age is giving us completely new art forms as well as paths for communication, thinking and participation in culture and society. At this point it is hard to predict the rapidly evolving shape and needs of future museums, from their funding sources to what the exhibition experience and audience participation will be. How are artists, institutions, patrons and gallerists adapting to these changes in China and worldwide? What is the long-term relationship between the digital and the handmade? What kind of funding may come from crypto-currency? How long will it be until we see very good art in VR and AR? Beijing Art Summit International brings together high profile and emerging art professionals to share their experience and knowledge and spark new conversations on technology, art and the not-yet-imaginable.
Panel A: New Aura: Art & The Small Screen
10:00–11:30, March 24
This conversation will debate the multiple issues of art and life, being experienced primarily via devices, and what has evolved out of this new experience. Is virtual-life now part of ‘real life’? How will museums and galleries evolve now that art can be experienced on devices, alone, anywhere? Artists and digital developers from across the globe weigh in on how screen-life impacts their communities and artworks.
Mari Spirito (Moderator)
The Curator of Beijing Art Summit
Curator of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Head of Digital Development, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens
Panel B: Front Lines On-Line
11:45–13:15, March 24
This conversation will debate the multiple directions and impacts, to date, of digital technology on art and culture, in China and globally — from both international and Chinese perspectives. Artists and curators give in depth reflections on the peer-to-peer culture, fluidity of identity and representation and new modes of thinking and art that are evolving now. In the field of art, where it’s all about relationships, how is the Digital Age shifting personal relationships?
HG Masters (Moderator)
Editor-at-Large of ArtAsiaPacific, Hong Kong
Executive Vice President of FITZ & CO, London
Founder of Chronus Art Center (CAC), Shanghai