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Synthetic Times: Media Art Now

To complement the exhibition "Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008," a Beijing Olympics Cultural project opening at the National Art Museum of China in June 2008, media art pundits debate imminent topical issues revolving around the exhibition themes: Beyond Body; Emotive Digital; The Recombinant Reality; and Here, There and Everywhere. With an introduction by Zhang Ga, artistic director and curator. The evening event kicks off a pre-exhibition symposium (April 15) held at Parsons, the New School for Design, and EYEBEAM, in conjunction with the National Art Museum of China.

Schedule:

Part I


MoMA Modern Mondays
Monday, April 14
Venue: MoMA, Titus 2 Theater
11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019

7pm

No reserved seating, so get there early!

Greetings by Barbara London
Introduction by Zhang Ga, 15 minutes
Speakers:
Fan Di’an, 20 minutes (translated on site)
Alex Adriaansens, 15 minutes
Discussion 20 minutes
Caroline A. Jones, Arthur Kroker, Erkki Huhtamo and Jordan Crandall
Moderated by Mike Stubbs
Q and A 10 minutes

Part II


Symposium and panels
Tuesday, April 15
Venue: Tishman Auditorium, Parsons The New School for Design (The New School)
66 West 12th St. New York, New York 10011

Click here to RSVP for the April 15 event: seating is first come/ first serve, so get there early!

9:30am
Greetings by Sven Travis

Beyond Body
Opening remark:
Caroline A. Jones, 15 minutes
Speakers:
Miao Xiaochun, 15 minutes
Sissel Tolaas, 15 minutes
etoy, 15 minutes
Discussion, 20 minutes
Q and A, 10 minutes
Moderated by Caroline A. Jones

11am
Emotive Digital
Opening remark:
Erkki Huhtamo, 15 minutes
Speakers:
Kurt Hentschläger, 15 minutes
Chico MacMurtrie, 15 minutes
Mariana Rondon, 15 minutes
Discussion, 20 minutes
Q and A, 10 minutes
Moderated by Erkki Huhtamo

Lunch Break

2:15pm
Recombinant Reality
Opening remark:
Mike Stubbs, 15 minutes
Speakers:
Luc Courchesne, 15 minutes
Marek Walczak 15 minutes
Friedrich Kirchner, 15 minutes
Discussion, 20 minutes
Q and A, 10 minutes
Moderated by Jordan Crandall

3:45pm
Here, There and Everywhere
Opening remark:
Arthur Kroker, 15 minutes
Speakers:
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer , 15 minutes
Kim Machan, 15 minutes
Bengt Sjölén, 15 minutes
Discussion, 20 minutes, joined by Li Zhenhua
Q and A, 10 minutes
Moderated by Arthur Kroker

Part III


8pm
Venue: Eyebeam, Center for Art and Technology
540 W. 21st Street, (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

Greetings by Amanda Crowley
Performances by eyebeam resident artists

9pm
After Party