On November 15, 2019, the opening ceremony of the 3rd EAST (Education, Art, Science, and Technology) Season: EAST-International Conference on Education, Art, Science and Technology, was held at CAFA Art Museum, sponsored by Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA) and organized by CAFA Visual Arts Innovation Institute, CAFA School of Experimental Art, and CAFA Art Museum.
Su Xinping, Vice President of CAFA,Martin Honzik, Director of the Ars Electronica Festival, and researchers, creators, responsible persons from international universities and institutionsincluding the University of Chicago, New York University, University of Copenhagen, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Wellcome Trust, etc., as well as government leaders, experts, scholars, and business representatives in China attended the opening ceremony. Qiu Zhijie, Dean of CAFA School of Experimental Art and the initiator of the EAST Season, presided over the opening ceremony.
Su Xinping,Vice President of CAFA,delivers a speech
In his speech, Su Xinping said that the EAST Season, a global academic platform founded by CAFA in recent years, has yielded fruitful results. The academic concept of combination ofS&Tand art has been widely recognized by the art and academic circles and conforms to the trend of art development. As an interdisciplinary subject that applies the latest S&T achievements to art creation, the combination of S&T and art focuses on both the people and society. In respond to the first-class discipline construction plan of the “Double First-Class” initiative, CAFA should take the opportunity of science, technology,art and education development, spearhead teaching method research and discipline construction, and support the growth of new art forms based on the traditional academy offine arts. This conference brought together experts with different academic backgrounds from all walks of life, pooled strength and wisdom for developing the new discipline of combination of S&T and art, and gave a strong impetus to future disciplinary study.
Martin Honzik,Director of Ars Electronica Festival/Electronica Awards/Exhibition Department,delivers a speech
Martin Honzik said that under the new industrial and technological revolution, the rapid development of emerging technologies such as digitalization and automation poses a huge challenge for both individuals and society. Under this background, the EAST Season builds a platform for filling the gap in traditional art and gathers talents from differentareas to explore ways tobetter integrate art into the process of technological development and find new connections between S&T and art.
Qiu Zhijie,Dean of CAFA School of Experimental Art,presides over and addresses the opening ceremony
Qiu Zhijie introduced the scale and structure of the EAST Season, saying that the EASTSeason is not only an annual international academic event, but also an international S&T, art and education alliance that brings together great artists and researchers, the greatest art schools, and a great number of companies. “When a group of innovators are closely connected, innovation results will come out of rapid optimization and improvement. I hope that you can contribute to this global innovation event and become closely connected, so that innovation results will grow in number at a higher rate.”
After the opening ceremony, the 2020 Asian Digital Art Exhibition, the multimedia opening performance “The Vicissitudes of Time”, the International Conference on Education, Art, Science and Technology and other events were held concurrently.
Text/Photo by School of Experimental Art Edited by Song Manqing from Publicity Department November 18, 2019
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