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Adelaide Festival Centre celebrates the Chinese New Year with THE WORLD IS NOT FLAT exhibition

BY Adelaide Festival Centre | 02-Feb-2017
The Chinese cultural celebrations continue into the Lunar New Year with The World Is Not Flat exhibition showcasing cutting-edge video art works from over ten of China's most fascinating up-and-coming young artists.
Curated by renowned Chen Lin and Liu Yiping, and inspired by themes explored in the Thomas L. Friedman bestseller The World is Flat (2005), this unique exhibition covers a wide variety of concepts including poetry expression, virtual creativity, idealism and speculative realism, and aims to break prejudiced ideas of the world through visually reconstructing the space and environment we live in.

Artists featured in this exhibition have been shortlisted through China’s distinguished Art Nova 100 program. Launched in 2011 to discover and promote young artists, Art Nova 100 selects artists through expert nominations, the artists' own applications and mutual recommendations, a public evaluation process, and recommendations by foundations. The final shortlist of young artists are invited to participate in the annual art activities including exhibitions and forums both in China and abroad. Some of the featured artists include Bai Lei, Bai Qingwen, Cai Yuanhe, Cui Yanbin, Feng Wei, Geng Xue, Li Tintin, Liang Hao, Liu Qianyi, Peng Yun, Ren Lun, Song Xi, Tian Xiaolei, Wang Ruihan and Yan Junjie.

Proudly supported by Adelaide Festival Centre, China Culture Centre in Sydney and Art Nova 100, The World Is Not Flat exhibition will premiere in Hobart and continues onto Adelaide in February and Sydney in mid-April.

Since signing an historic agreement with the China Cultural Centre in February 2016, and following the huge success of last year’s Chinese contemporary exhibition Stories of Life, Adelaide Festival Centre continues to consolidate its position as Australia’s pre-eminent major arts venue engaging with Asia.

The World Is Not Flat – Chinese Contemporary Video Art is curated by Chen Lin and Liu Yiping, organised by Adelaide Festival Centre and China Cultural Centre in Sydney in association with Z Art and Chinese Contemporary Tasmania, with academic support by Chinese Modern & Contemporary Art Documentary.

What THE WORLD IS NOT FLAT – Chinese Contemporary Video Art
When 15 February 2017 – 19 March 2017
Venue Artspace Gallery
Artspace Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm.
Cost Free

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