Micro Era
Media Art from China

05.09.2019 to 26.01.2020
Kulturforum

The twin city partnership between Beijing and Berlin is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. For this occasion a special exhibition of media arts will be presented at the Kulturforum in Berlin. Organised by a Chinese-German team of curators, the show features four artists who are currently based in China. The project was initiated by GeKA e.V. – an association that promotes German-Chinese cultural exchange – in close collaboration with the Nationalgalerie. Positions within contemporary art from China have previously been shown at Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof in the exhibition “living in time” (2001), also organized by a Chinese-German curatorial team. Artists Cao Fei and Zhang Peili, whose works were included in the earlier exhibition, are invited back to participate in “Micro Era”, and placed in dialogue with artists Fang Di and Lu Yang.

From documentary film pictures, and the adapted use of classic film language to the aesthetics of Japanese anime, the works of art in this exhibition focus on and explore relationships between mind, body and technology, with installations and single-channel-videos ranging from the 1980s to the present. Historically, within a Euro-American context, video art is often regarded as a democratising art form – through the rapid circulation of information and global events by fast-access technologies. The artists participating in the exhibition, Cao Fei (*1978), Fang Di (*1987), Lu Yang (*1984) and Zhang Peili (*1957), scrutinise this thesis of democratisation by reflecting in their visual language the mass production of goods as well as how images and virtual subjectivities are produced and consumed, and how we understand our world through imaging technology.

Curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers with Victor Wang, and Yang Beichen / Curatorial Advisor: Pi Li

A special exhibition of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Gesellschaft für Deutsch-Chinesischen kulturellen Austausch e.V. (GeKA e.V.), as part of the twin city anniversary of Berlin and Beijing. Funded by the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur is media partner of the exhibition.

Offers for

© Ka Xiaoxi
An evening with Lu Yang

Thu 05.09.2019 06:30 pm
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin
Artist talk

© the artist / Vanguard Gallery
Curators' Tour with Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Yang Beichen

Fri 06.09.2019 01:00 pm
Kulturforum
Curator tour

Lu Yang, Delusional Mandala, 2015, Single-channel video
© Lu Yang & Société

Sat 07.09.2019 02:00 pm
Kulturforum
Exhibition talk
More Dates : Sun 08.09.2019   Sat 14.09.2019   Sun 15.09.2019   Mehr

© the artist / Boers-Li Gallery
Curators tour with Anna-Catharina Gebbers and Victor Wang

Wed 11.09.2019 04:00 pm
Kulturforum
Curator tour

© Anika Büssemeier, 2019.

Sat 28.09.2019 02:00 pm
Kulturforum
Workshop
More Dates : Sat 12.10.2019   Sat 26.10.2019   Sat 23.11.2019   Mehr

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