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