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Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing Announce Grand Winners of Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech 2022

现代汽车文化中心 2021-12-15

· Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing announced Xin Bi and Diane Xing as the grand winners of Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech 2022

· The theme for this year, ‘Disruptive Futures,’ critically reflects on the type of future we want to create for humanity

· Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech, now in its fifth year, contributes to the growth of emerging Chinese curators, supporting potential talents through international and local networks and opportunities, as well as diverse programs beneficial to their professional development

· Each year, the grand winners of Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech showcase their art and tech exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing

 

BEIJING, December 15, 2021 – Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing announced two winning exhibitions of Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech 2022: Xin Bi’s Time After Time: The Polychronicity in Blockchain and Diane Xing’s Balcony for the brave-Nutrition, materials, and future ecology, which will be presented at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing in 2022. The two winners were selected by art and tech experts, media professionals, and public votes among the six shortlisted candidates who were provided with one-on-one mentoring from the jury members to develop their final curation proposal.

Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech was established in 2017 by Hyundai Motor as an annual award program to inspire the creativity of emerging Chinese curators in art and technology. Each year, emerging Chinese curators submit exhibition proposals based on the year’s theme which reflects different aspects of Hyundai’s long-term vision. The theme of Hyundai Blue Prize 2022 is ‘Disruptive Futures,’ which was chosen to encourage people to pause and critically reflect on the type of future we want to create for humanity at a time of rapid and unexpected changes. The award aims to start a collective discussion on the forms of planetary-scale action and type of technology that needs to be created in order to ensure a more equitable, healthy, and resilient future. 

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Xin Bi is a curator, researcher, and translator based in Shanghai. Her curation, Time After Time: The Polychronicity in Blockchain, provides a critical and philosophical examination on the blockchain technology in her selection of works. The exhibition reconsiders the forks of time and the poetry of technology, through three parallel networks of time – Chimera, Energy, and Spime. “Chimera Time (Algorithm – Time)” explores the probabilistic nature of time in the context of technology itself. “Energy Time (Ecology – Time)” sorts out the circular chain of temporality capital-consensus mechanism-computing power-natural resources-technology-time. “Spime (Social Connection - Time)” merges time and space into one, exploring the trajectory of political, emotional, and community connection in the hybrid of space and time, and the connections and interventions between the virtual and real worlds. 

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Diane Xing is a researcher and a curator who discusses future life and the relationship between human and nature through everyday life materials that are familiar to the audience. In her exhibition, Balcony for the brave-Nutrition, materials, and future ecology, she gives special meaning to balconies, as a space that connects an individual to the society and links urban life and nature. The exhibition takes an imaginary "Future Balcony" as a blueprint for the landscape of post-human life, with artists acting as “nutrition converters,” “material makers,” “garden planters,” and “stargazers.” Through carefully selected artworks that uses ecological materials and recyclable items, she communicates one of the main themes in the exhibition, sustainability, creatively.

 

“Through Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech, we want to foster a new generation of creative curators and provide a global platform for them to demonstrate their exceptional insights and curatorial abilities” said DooEun Choi, Art Director at Hyundai Motor. “These emerging curators share our belief that the value of art and technology lies in its potential to shape and enhance our lives. We will continue to raise important issues about the interplay between culture, art and technology, and spark conversations on the potential futures for humanity.”

Over the entire course of the competition this year, the award program carried out a variety of activities to support the shortlisted candidates in developing their professional careers over the long-term based on Hyundai Motor’s belief that art can cross boundaries and drive exploration of a better future. The contestants were connected with a broad range of leading academics as well as art-tech communities through online curatorial forums and local art institution visits. Additionally, mentorships were arranged with the national and international jury members to help further develop their capabilities and critical thinking as curators.

As the final winners of the fifth Hyundai Blue Prize Art+Tech, Xin Bi and Diane Xing gain the opportunity to curate their exhibitions at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing with the grant of CYN 600,000 each. Furthermore, the winners will be supported in promotion of their exhibitions, as well as with extended public programs. The exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing will bring the art exhibits to a broad, new audience.

 

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Hyundai Motorstudios are brand experience spaces that reflect the company’s artistic spirit and experimental approach to art, design and technology. This is where “motor,” a word used in the automobile industry, and “studio,” a word used to describe a space for contemplation and creation, meet in a manner accessible to the public.

 

For more information about Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, please visit the official website of Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing.

 

About Hyundai Motor Company

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company offers a range of world-class vehicles and mobility services in more than 200 countries. Hyundai Motor sold more than 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2019, and currently employs some 120,000 personnel worldwide. The company is enhancing its product lineup with vehicles designed to help usher in a more sustainable future, while offering innovative solutions to real-world mobility challenges. Through the process Hyundai aims to facilitate ‘Progress for Humanity’ with smart mobility solutions that vitalize connections between people and provide quality time to its customers.

 

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at:

http://worldwide.hyundai.com or http://globalpr.hyundai.com


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