ASiA, IIAS and Waag Society organise Cyberasia Part Three: Asian Cyberart - Technology, Memory and Place: Wednesday May 10, 20.00 -- 22.00 hrs. Language: English. Location; Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Livestream.
New media are changing the contemporary art world profoundly. Under forces of intense globalization, the internet is being transformed into a worldwide spectacle of utopian fantasies and lost memories. In our highly networked society, however, the longing for a place, for a sense of identity - "virtual" or "real" - remains. At the same time, rapid urbanization and the related destruction of nature, old buildings, and neighbourhoods put places under constant threat. Particularly in Asia. art and technology provide a virtual resort, where the self can have it's own space.
This seminar explores the encounters of technology with contemporary Asian art, bringing together four pioneering artists whose works, often involving the use of new technologies, engage in old questions of memory, place and identity. They will present their works, and discuss the impact of new technologies on contemporary Asian art scenes. [More....]