New York / MoMA


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.


Part I

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


No reserved seating, so get there early!

Greetings by Barbara London
Introduction by Zhang Ga, 15 minutes
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!

Greetings by Sven Travis

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

Emotive Digital
Opening remark:
Erkki Huhtamo, 15 minutes
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

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

Here, There and Everywhere
Opening remark:
Arthur Kroker, 15 minutes
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

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

After Party