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MOCA Taipei, Taiwan
5 December 2009 - 31 January 2010
Artistic Director: Victoria Lu
Curator: Maple Yujie Lin
Conceived by Victoria Lu, Artistic Director, Animamix Biennial 2009/2010 is a hyperlinked exhibition series in museums in Taiwan and China
Contemporary animation and comic aesthetics
Based on the issue of "contemporary comic aesthetics," curator Victoria Lu conceives a hyperlinked exhibition in museums in Taiwan and China, including MOCA Taipei, MOCA Shanghai, Today Art Museum Beijing, and Guangdong Museum of Art. These museums in four different cities will simultaneously hold four different exhibitions based on the same subject curated by: Maple Yujie LIN, PAN Qing, LIU Chunfeng, HUANG Yun, and ZHANG Jiaping. A book, Animamix: The New Aesthetics of the 21st Century , will be published jointly by the four institutions.
MOCA Taipei is the first to open the international exhibition series on 5 December 2009. Curated by the museum's chief curator Maple Yujie Lin, and withVisual Attract and Attack, as its exhibition theme, it features about one hundred and fifty artists from thirty nations. The aim of the exhibition is to display the flourishing developments in animation since 2004, while presenting the international trends and regional idiosyncrasies through diversified points of view.
According to Maple Lin: "The most fascinating aspect of Animamix art is that it interchanges the nature of real and fictitious world, allowing its works to transcendentally utilize the humorous, satiric, and subverting nature of contemporary visual aesthetics, and represent in a bold and heterogeneous manner the clash between artistic thinking and living imagination." (From her curatorial text)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
No. 39, Chang-an West Rd.
Ta-tung District, Taipei
Exhibition Schedule in China:
13 December 2009 - 31 January 2010
People's Park, 231 Nanjing West Road,
Shanghai, 200003, China
Curated by: PAN Qing
27 November 2009 - 10 January 2010
Today Art Museum Beijing
Building 4, Pingod Community, No.32 Baiziwan Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022, China
Curated by: LIU Chunfeng
21 January 2010 - 28 February 2010
Guandong Museum of Art
38 Yanyu Road, Er-sha Island,
Guangzhou 510105, China
Curated by: HUANG Yun, ZHANG Jiaping