The Lumen Prize, a global award and tour for digital art opened its first show in Beijing on November 25 at Today Art Museum. The exhibition showcases more than 20 artworks including still image, installations, and VR works. Alongside award winning artworks from the 2017 Lumen Prize and past years’ prize winners and finalists, the show also features Danae, an installation by Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov, produced by CYLAND MediaArtLab. With Danae, the artists approach the myth of the daughter of Acrisius and god Zeus as a most beautiful illustration of the life-giving force of «immaterial» in art.
The exhibition displays work by artists with different styles from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Through diverse media, including video, still image, interactive installation, sculpture, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, participating artists ruminate on widely-debated issues facing our age, including marine pollution, privacy, superintelligence, refugee crisis, and much more.
This exhibition is part of the sixth annual Lumen Prize global tour, following shows in the UK and preceding an exhibition in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of CYLAND’s very own CYFEST11 in February 2018.
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Private View: 24 November | 17:30
Exhibition Duration: 25 November – 7 January 2018
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00: closed every Monday and during Spring Festival (free entry on the first Saturday of each month)
Venue: 2/F Exhibition Hall of Building No.2, Today Art Museum
Building 4, Pingod Community, No.32 Baiziwan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing.