BEIJING.- CAFA Art Museum
announced the opening of the inaugural edition of the CAFAM Techne Triennial, which takes place in Beijing from February 20 to March 29, 2020, and is curated by ZHANG Ga, CAFAM Consulting Curator and CAFA Distinguished Professor. With over 120 works by more than 130 artists and collectives from 28 countries, the Triennial is comprised of two parts: a major exhibition titled Topologies of the Real, and Art in Motion: Masterpieces with and through Media, a presentation organized by ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.
Topologies of the Real is a three-part exhibition consists of Reality Interrupted, Datumsoria: The Return of the Real, and Multiverse: Ecology without Nature. The exhibition examines the trajectories of how artistic imagination has challenged and redefined the notion of reality under the technological construct of spacetime which has rapidly evolved since the mid-twentieth century and how such artistic endeavours have brought to light the political, economic and cultural conundrums and creative potentials.
ZKMs Art in Motion: Masterpieces with and through Media China edition co-curated by ZHANG Ga with Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski in collaboration with Judith Bihr and Daria Mille, forms the media-historical fundamentals and is incorporated into the triennials first sub-theme Reality Interrupted. It encapsulates the ramifications of a hundred-year-long history of art with and through media, underscoring the notion that media art is based on technical devices and inseparable from apparatus and machines.
Participating artists include:
Topologies of the Real
Cory Arcangel, Micol Assaël, Tauba Auerbach, Ralf Baecker, Judith Barry, Joseph Beuys, Robert Breer, Chris Burden, Jim Campbell, Peter Campus, Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr, Alex Da Corte & Jayson Musson, Bruce Conner, Douglas Davis, DENG Yuejun, Marcel Duchamp & John Cage, Anna Dumitriu & Alex May, Valie Export, FENG Mengbo/冯梦波, Thomas Feuerstein, John Gerrard, Dan Graham, Laurent Grasso, Hans Haacke, HeHe (Heiko Hansen & Helen Evans), Jenny Holzer, HU Jieming/胡介鸣, Joan Jonas, JODI: Joan Heemskerk & Dirk Paesmans, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Shigeko Kubota, Lynn Hershman Leeson, George Legrady, Olia Lialina, LIN Ke/林科, LIU Xiaodong/刘小东, Eva & Franco Mattes, Lawrence Malstaf, Haroon Mirza, Tatsuo Miyajima, Carsten Nicolai, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, W. Bradford Paley, Philippe Parreno, Paul Pfeiffer, Fito Segrera, SHEN Xin/沈莘, Michael Snow, Wolfgang Staehle, Hito Steyerl, Stan Vanderbeek, Steina & Woody Vasulka, Addie Wagenknecht, WANG Gongxin, WANG Yuyang, Peter Weibel, WGBH, Robert Wilson, Vivian XU, XU Wenkai, YAN Lei, ZHANG Peili, ZHOU Xiaohu, Marina Zurkow
Art in Motion: Masterpieces with and through media
Bertolt Brecht, Vladimir Bonačić, Lucien Bull, Luis Buñuel, Mary Ellen Bute, Thaddeus Cahill, Waldemar Cordeiro, Larry Cuba, Salvador Dali, Georges Demenÿ, Marcel Duchamp, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Harold Eugene Edgerton, Masaki Fujihata, Kiyoshi Furukawa, Ivan Ladislav Galeta, Arthur Ganson, Frank Gillette, Jean-Luc Godard, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Dieter Jung, Eduardo Kac, Yoichiro Kawaguchi , Michael Klier, Billy Klüver, Kenneth C. Knowlton, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lynn Hershman Leeson, David Link, Manu Luksch, Len Lye, Ernst Mach, Étienne-Jules Marey, Julie Martin, Wolfgang Münch, László Moholy-Nagy, Nam June Paik, Sergio Prego, Man Ray, Martin Reinhart, Józef Robakowski, Ulrike Rosenbach, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Ira Schneider, Nicolas Schöffer, Carlota Fay Schoolman, Buky Schwartz , Lillian Schwartz, Richard Serra, Paul Sermon, Claude Shannon, Jeffrey Shaw, Léon Theremin, Thomas Tode, Stan VanDerBeek, Peter Weibel, Virgil Widrich, Katsuhiro Yamagucchi