Inaugural edition of CAFA Museum's Techne Triennial to open in Beijing
6 January 2020The inaugural edition of the CAFA Art Museum's Techne Triennial opens 20 February 2020 in Beijing. This major exhibition is titled Topologies of the Real and is on view in conjunction with Art in Motion: Masterpieces with and through Media, organised by ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Works by Cory Arcangel, Haroon Mirza, Tatsuo Miyajima and Liu Xiaodong will be included.
Both exhibitions examine the trajectories of how artistic imagination has challenged and redefined the notion of reality under the technological construct of space and time. It will look at how such artistic endeavours have brought to light the political, economic and cultural conundrums and creative potentialities implicated by a flattened and instantaneous digital contemporary.
The triennial will utilise CAFAM’s entire gallery space, totalling 5000 square metres. Over 120 works by more than 130 artists spanning from the late-nineteenth century through to the immediate present, from the early experimentalists and pioneering visionaries of modern art to seminal figures and emerging voices in contemporary art. The exhibition is the first major undertaking to be held in mainland China that enlists the most current media art productions while situating the state of the art in the comprehensive historical expanse. For many of the works, it will mark their first appearance in a Chinese museum.
The exhibition is on view through 29 March 2020. Visit CAFAM's website for more information.