Animamax Biennale 2015-16 - ‘POST PiXEL.'

City University, Hong Kong

By Joshua LAU


Client: Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Co-organisors: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, City University of Hong Kong

Curators: Jeffery SHAW + Ivy LIN

Spatial Design: Joshua LAU

Completion 2016


The Animamix Biennale has been held in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Taipei since 2007, showcasing contemporary art under the influence of the unique aesthetics and culture of animation and comics. After their first participation in the biennale in 2013-14, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre and City University of Hong Kong will join hands again in 2015-16 to present an exhibition. Shanghai and Daegu, Korea will also participate in the event. In animation and comics, the convergence of art, science, technology and storytelling continues to take place. Discussing the origin, tradition and contemporary practice of animamix, the biennale in 2015-16 takes the theme of ‘Directed Towards Knowledge' and connects various exhibitions of the participating cities. With the broad curatorial vision, the Hong Kong exhibition, with the theme ‘POST PiXEL.', investigates art in this ‘post-pixel' era. We are living in this partly real, partly virtual world constructed by tiny pixels with the advancement of technology. This smallest, basic unit of digital imaging gives rise to endless, unpredictable possibilities of art creation, breaking the boundaries of the traditional art forms, merging and extending new realms of knowledge. The design of exhibition takes on the notion of architecture within architecture where pixels carries knowledge as the building blocks.



动漫美学双年展2015-16 - 「后像素」
主办: 康乐及文化事务署
联合筹划: 香港视觉艺术中心、香港城市大学
策展人: Jeffery SHAW + Ivy LIN
空间设计: 刘柏坚
竣工年份 2016
动漫美学双年展自2007年起分别于上海、北京、广州、台北等地举行,展示当代艺术在动画及漫画影响下的独特美学和文化特质。继2013-14年首次参与 双年展后,香港视觉艺术中心及香港城市大学于2015-16年再次携手,连同与上海及南韩大邱一同参与其中,审视动漫艺术对于当代视觉文化的影响。在动漫画领域上,艺术、科学、技术和故事叙述等知识范畴不断交汇、融合;寻究动漫美学的起源、传统及当代实践的方法,2015-16年动漫美学双年展的主题「迈向知识」将连结不同参展城市的展览。双年展的主题「迈向知识」是一个宏观的策展方向。香港的展览以「后像素」为主题,探讨这个「后像素」时代的艺术创作。今天,科技的发展让我们生活在一个由 细微像素建构成的半真实、半虚拟世界。这些微小、基本的数码单位让艺术变得层出不穷、不可预知,更打破传统艺术形式的界限,融合和扩展新的知识领域。