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Diane Xing Balcony of the Brave: Nutrition, Materials, and Future Ecology at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing

Beijing, April 27, 2022 Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing is proud to announce the opening of Balcony of the Brave: Nutrition, Materials, and Future Ecology curated by Diane Xing, one of the Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech 2022 Awardees.

Faced with a chaotic present and an uncertain future, curator Diane Xing believes that we need technologies that are rooted in our everyday lives, and that we should reorient the current relationship between humans and things in this more pragmatic direction.

Based on the Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech 2022 theme “Disruptive Futures”, the curators were invited to rethink the role of disruptive technologies, thereby envisioning possibilities for the future. The exhibition Balcony of the Brave: Nutrition, Materials, and Future Ecology engages with the theme by looking into present reality rather than hastily fantasizing about an unknown future. Diane Xing presents cross-sections of the lives of those who showed bravery when facing and overcoming challenges, and the balcony offers a technological and ecological platform through which visitors can readily participate in discussions about the future of life and the relationship between mankind and nature. The exhibition consists of four sections – nutrition converters, material makers, garden planters, and stargazers – all presented from a distinctive perspective.

The exhibition will run until August 28, 2022. During the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to interact with the artworks and participate in public programmes, as part of our collective journey into the future.

About the curator
Diane Xing has undertaken research and planning for BMAB Beijing Media Art Biennale, the Beijing Daxing International Airport Public Art Project, Illusion 2099 Immersive Technology Art Exhibition, Hyper Connection: The 751 International Design Festival (2021), and Future Coupling Art + Tech Exhibition. She has also planned and implemented numerous media art exhibitions and performances.

Xing has engaged in art+tech research and curation, focusing on mixed media narratives as well as biological and ecological topics. She wants to use everyday narratives to explore the diversity of technology and to create future possibilities for cross-border human survival and the co-prosperity of all things.

Exhibiting artists
Alexandra Daisy GINSBERG (UK/South Africa) / Pengpeng Chen, Xing Liu, Yuhong Liang, Haomin Xu, Hua Zhao (Group, China) / Dasha Tsapenko (Ukraine) / The Center for Genomic Gastronomy (Norway/US) / Yining Gong, Aijia Sun (Group, China) / Julia Watson (Australia) / Shaoji Liang (China) / Wenhua Liang (China) / Xin Liu (China) / Livin Farms (Austria) / Yu Qiu (China) / Whatever (Japan) / Chaofan Xu (China).

Hyundai Motorstudio
Hyundai Motorstudios are brand experience spaces that reflect the company’s artistic spirit and experimental approach to art, design, and technology. This is where “motor”, a word used in the automobile industry, and “studio”, a word used to describe a space for contemplation and creation, meet in a manner accessible to the public.

For more information about Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, please visit the official website of Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.

About Hyundai Motor’s Art Projects
Hyundai Motor Company has been supporting art initiatives driven by long-term partnerships with global museums—the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), Tate, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) since 2013, along with major partnerships for the Korean Pavilion at the 56th, 57th, 58th, and 59th Venice Biennale and the 20th and 21st Biennale of Sydney. The newly established Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational encourages innovative ways of thinking about art and global art histories, and in partnership with global media group Bloomberg, Hyundai Motor Company connects international audiences with artists exploring the convergence of art and technology.

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