At 798CUBE, Art Speaks of Today

At 798CUBE, Art Speaks of Today
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Created by famed Chinese architect Zhu Pei and his studio - already having created Digital Beijing, an ad hoc data storage centre for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing - 798CUBE is the most prestigious recent addition among the spaces to be found in the 798 Art District. The space opens with a Biennial which, organised in collaboration with the Central Academy of Fine Arts of Beijing (CAFA), seeks to be a sort of program manifesto for a space which aspires to become a required stop for the general public as well as more demanding visitors. The Biennial takes on the key themes of our times, concentrating, in particular, on artificial intelligence, new materials, climate change and the interaction between nature and artifice. Among the participants, Neri Oxman uses biotech, the science of materials and digital fabrication to create new entities spawned from the contamination between nature and the artificial. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg digitally resurrects an extinct species, bringing it back to life in an artificial environment. Climate Clock Project is an electronic installation which acts as a warning to humanity on how much time we have to act and reverse climate change and reach zero emissions, also showing the forward steps taken regarding this situation.

Manuela Lietti - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing