thingworld: The International Triennial of New Media ArtMAAP is proud to partner with the National Art Museum of China to present five Australian artists with three major art installations as part of thingworld: The International Triennial of New Media Art one of the world's most expansive media art exhibitions of its kind. Boasting 58 major art works by 65 artists from 22 countries, the exhibition occupies 11 major gallery spaces in the museum.
MAAP is an advisory committee member for this exhibition and is presenting three Australian artworks, The Acconci Robot by Wade Marynowsky, Light of Extinction by Keith Armstrong & Lawrence English and Accomplice by Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders
MAAP has been a long-time collaborator with NAMOC having participated in Synthetic Times in 2008 and partnering Light from Light in 2011. Other collaborations with Artistic Director Zhang Ga reach back to 2004 MAAP in Singapore:GRAVITY project, producing the major public artwork People’s Portrait. Zhang Ga has acted as Artistic Director/Curator of a series of media art exhibitions since 2004 at NAMOC.
2014 marks fifteen years of active partnerships in China that also includes MAAP’s current exhibition LANDSEASKY:revisiting spatiality in video art at the OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai until 29 June 2014.
thingworld: The International Triennial of New Media Art is the third edition following the internationally acclaimed program Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008 andtransLife: International Triennial of New Media Art. These triennials have investigated current intellectual trends in the discourse of media art and culture providing a prominent platform for a global presentation and theorization of significant media artwork.
thingworld presents a remarkable survey of media artists from around the world, and deals with some issues that are germane to our present digital environment, calling in to question the way that we interact with technology.
The Australian artists in this project have been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
For more information on the artists and artworks that MAAP is presenting at thingworld, visit our website by clicking here