Session - 27 November 2020
The accelerating development of digital technologies has not only been associating with economic and social changes but also reshaping artistic creations in China. New technological media create new ways to engage with China’s drastic urbanisation, which itself fuelled by the development of digital technologies. Chinese artists have been experimenting with digital technology as an expressive device to reveal China’s status quo. Digital media applied in art response to the ongoing transformation of political, geographical, cultural, and economic conditions in China with a tendency towards de-regionalised and depoliticised ideals. Furthermore, technological media plays a significant role in exploring new interaction between contemporary Chinese and Western art in the increasing globalisation and urbanisation environment. With a transcultural and transnational perspective, the panel intends to investigate various issues of creative practice incorporating new digital technologies. It aims to explore in what ways digital media have opened up alternative spaces for individual expressions in the context of China’s rapid urbanisation.