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​Inviting Leonardo Da Vinci into the 21st century

ezhejiang.gov.cn| Updated: October 26, 2023 L M S


The poster of Proposal to Leonardo Da Vinci—Shanghai Science and Art Exhibition / The 7th International Intermedia Art Festival. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]

Proposal to Leonardo Da Vinci—Shanghai Science and Art Exhibition / The 7th International Intermedia Art Festival will open on Oct 28, 2023 at the Zhangjiang Science Hall and last for 16 days, from Oct 29 to Nov 13.

This innovative spectacle is organized by the School of Intermedia Art at the China Academy of Art and aims to create a dynamic intersection of the creative energies of our era through artistic expression, scholarly dialogues, and intermedia performance.

The exhibition utilizes numerous "fundamental questions" to guide audiences in questioning the world and the universe, journeying to the origins of sensibility, curiosity and creativity. From the entrance to the interior of the exhibition, numerous enlightening remarks are interwoven, constructing a thought path from "questioning" to "proposing," linking the various exhibition sections.

The exhibition consists of five exhibition sections and two international academic forums, including a wide range of artistic types such as AI art, VR/AR/MR art, generative art, and ecological art, among other media forms. These works are presented by artists from 13 countries, namely China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Cuba, Germany, and Russia.

The two international academic forums are the main forum "Panel21: Proposal to Leonardo da Vinci—Renaissance Man in the 21st Century" and the 8th Annual Conference of Network Society "Counter-Culture? Resetting all (im)possibilities of Technology". In addition, the "AIathon: Artificial Intelligence Hackathon" and the live performance event "20th Anniversary of Sounding Beijing Festival" will send signals across time and space in a more diversified form, gathering Leonardo da Vinci's worldview partners to engage in dialogue, discernment and co-construction.

As an important extension of the 95th anniversary celebration of the China Academy of Art under the theme "Get Firsthand Knowledge from the Masters, Follow the Footsteps of the Great", Proposal to Leonardo Da Vinci signifies a contemporary call for the revival of Leonardo da Vinci's spirit.