Opening: 19:00-21:00，15th July 2017
Duration: 16th July 2017 – 16th September 2017
Founders: Alex Gao / Wang Hui / Sui Jian’guo / Li Wanqiang
Academic Advisors: Huang Du / Philipp Ziegler
Curators: Wu Juehui / Yan Yan
International Nominator: Charles Lindsay
Organizer: Today Art Museum
Title Sponsor: XIAOMI
Supporters: ZKM | Center for Art and Media / SETI AIR Program / Yishu-8 / UFO Media Lab / Vision Prosper / SIMA | School of Intermedia Art, China Academy of Art
Venue: No.1 Building, Today Art Museum / 32 Baiziwan Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
In 2015, the “Future of Today Exhibition: Imaginary Future” obtained high attention. This year, the Future of Today Exhibition held by the TAM will attract attention again in July.
The XIAOMI•Future of Today Exhibition will be themed by “.zip”. The curators will present a brand-new exhibition with the works of different artists, and through imagination, various expression formats of art will be released just like the “Big Bang” by the audience’ participation. Immersive experience, vocal and visual feast, cross-media interaction and the artistic processing of information, overlapping between virtuality and reality, interaction between human and machine, and new-media artistic works of different types will bring to the audience brand-new visiting experience – various expression formats of art will inspire people to reflect on existence and future at different dimensions of time and space.
The Future of Today Exhibition will compress all the above elements as a black hole in the universe. The immersive experience provided by the works will further combine the Exhibition with the concept of black hole, becoming the externalized carrier of the imagination of an individual or a group (senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste, etc.), and will repeatedly break and rebuild our multiple-senses perception about the same time and space (physical space) through imagination. The audience will travel through and immerse themselves in different imaginary times and spaces, extracting the zip document again.
The Exhibition will integrate the works in diverse formats and bring to the audience the visiting experience of different dimensions, with a view to expressing that the future is not just something to be researched and anticipated, but to be explored and perceived by everyone with the most passion and imagination. The future will be based on but never be limited to the formats we can imagine: .txt for texts; .jpg for pictures; .mp3, .mov, and .avi for visual and vocal works; and .exe and .app for interaction works… Under the inspiration, more and more new formats will be created. Born for imagination and exploration, these formats are continually evolving and developing, and will enlighten people on their perception about the future. The compression is just the start of the Exhibition, while the more exciting part will be the participation in and the generation of the unzipping process.