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Futuristic exhibition combining science and art opens in Beijing
Published: Nov 17, 2021 06:04 PM
<em>Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art</em> is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.

Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.



A futuristic exhibition combining art and science kicked off with an opening ceremony Tuesday afternoon in Beijing. The two-month exhibition explores a new model of communication and mutual learning between art and science.

<em>Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art</em> is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.

Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.



Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center. 

<em>Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art</em> is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.

Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.



Working together, 14 scientists and 17 famous artists have drawn inspiration from various concepts from outer space to human genetics to create 23 artworks that include sculptures, installations and media images. 

"Scientists and artists have gathered together to call on people to reflect on the relationship between the global ecological imbalance and anthropocentrism. The exhibit seeks to make people think about the rights and responsibilities that humans have as creatures on Earth," Gu Zhenqing, the well-known Chinese curator who planned the exhibition, said at the opening ceremony.

 
<em>Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art</em> is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.

Beyond The Anthropocene, An exhibition of Future Science + Art is being held across two locations in Beijing's Chaoyang district - the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art and KunTai Garry Center Cultural Center, from November 16, 2021 to January 16, 2022.



The exhibition was produced by the Chinese nonprofit organization Future Forum in conjunction with the Xichun Foundation, a Beijing-based foundation focusing on art education, and was curated by Gu. This marks the trio's second cooperation for combining two ideas into one exhibition following 2019's artistic and scientific exhibition Evolution of Everything.

Compared to the one in 2019, this exhibition however has expanded both in terms of the number of works and their variety, according to Li Zhenghao, secretary general of Xichun Foundation, who added that more artists and scientists are also taking part. 

"We want more people to come here to experience and feel the charm of both scientific innovation and the creation of art, which will give a terrific experience to those who enjoy science or art," said Zeng Yu, council member of Future Forum.

"We especially want to attract more young people and children. We want them to pay more attention to art and science; and we want them to learn about the positive side of scientific research and art creation. I believe that that is where the value and achievements of our exhibition lie."

The exhibition is scheduled to end on January 16, 2022. 

Global Times
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