An on­go­ing art show in Bei­jing sheds light on the im­por­tance of hu­man emo­tions in our tech era. re­ports.

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - LIFE -

Adozen artists are pre­sent­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion by sim­u­lat­ing sight, smell, touch and sound at the M. Woods Mu­seum in Bei­jing.

Run­ning from July 1 to Oct 8, it is ti­tled Heart of the Tin Man, and re­veals al­ter­na­tive modes of cre­ativ­ity and ex­pres­sions.

The cu­ra­tor of the ex­hi­bi­tion, Huang Xufu, is also a co-founder of the mu­seum.

Huang, 23, has just grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia in the United States. On the open­ing night of his first cu­rated show, he was busy show­ing peo­ple around.

The idea of the show came af­ter he met one of the artists whose work is on dis­play.

“Dur­ing one of my vis­its to Aus­tine Lee (the artist), he spray-painted an im­age of me while I was ‘ glued’ to the phone,” Huang says. “I look like a ‘tin man’ in the paint­ing.”

Speak­ing about the con­cept of “tin man” — the show’s theme, Huang says tech­nol­ogy en­ables peo­ple to share in­for­ma­tion quickly and freely and every­one has a wider ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion and a chance to be heard. But at the same time, it’s eat­ing up peo­ple’s lives so much that they have stopped pay­ing at­ten­tion

The ex­hi­bi­tion is fo­cus­ing on the two sides of tech­nol­ogy, en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to quit tech­nol­ogy for a while.”

Huang Xufu, cu­ra­tor

If you go

10:30 am-6 pm, through Oct 8, Mon­days closed. D-06, 798 Art Zone, 2 Ji­ux­i­an­qiao Road, Chaoyang district, Bei­jing. 1881-1525-835.

An in­stal­la­tion (left)

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