● 15:30-16:00 《想像荷兰》导览
● 16:00-17:00 线上分享会
● 17:00-17:20 Q&A 环节
展期：2023年8月22日 - 11月12日（周一闭馆）
The Art of Play and Game: Theory and Practice
Guests：Augustina Cai、Yang Zhiqian
NL Imagined is a survey exhibition of contemporary Dutch photography featuring the works of eleven artists. In addition to critically examining the artists’ responses to historical, social, and cultural issues in the Netherlands, the exhibition challenges the inherent traditional paradigms, visual languages, techniques, and methods, reflecting the artists’ efforts in reimagining and reshaping the contemporary scene of photography.
As an essential part of this cultural project, four sections comprise the education and public program series: Dutch Photography Observed, Higher Arts Education in NL, Practice Space for Dutch Artists, and NL Photographic Institutions. Both online and offline lectures and seminars will be held to discuss topics including current trends, education, artist, and institutional practices in the Netherlands.
During the exhibition period of "NL Imagined" at Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre, the second lecture focuses on the intersection of games in higher art education in the Netherlands. The discussion revolves around the personal experiences and recent practices of two art practitioners pursuing their master's degrees in the Netherlands.
Augustina Cai Xinyuan will use her undergraduate education at Leiden University in the Netherlands as a case study to share how "game studies" are integrated into Dutch higher education through different disciplinary perspectives such as philosophy, media studies, and art history. As an observer and learner, the speaker attempts to map out from her personal perspective how researchers approach the subjects of "play" and "game," the different methods and topics involved, and their integration with philosophy and the arts.
Yang Zhiqian's sharing on the "Hypothesis of the Effectiveness of Games" will start from her experiences of participating in exhibitions and studies in the Netherlands, discussing how these exhibitions and courses expand students' interdisciplinary and cross-media creative thinking through game settings, as well as individualized and critical research paths.
Augustina Cai, based in the Netherlands and Wuhan, is currently in the final year of her studies at Leiden University, where she is pursuing a dual major in Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives Philosophy, as well as Art History: Art, Media and Society. Her academic journey began in the Department of Mathematics at Wuhan University before transitioning into the world of art and curation. Augustina has previously worked as a curatorial assistant, actively contributing to the planning and execution of numerous contemporary photography and art exhibitions in China's mainland. She has also immersed herself in the realm of artist residencies and has coordinated alternative art space at the Institute for Provocation (IFP). She oscillates between multiple poles within the contradictory reality and self, employing art and speculation as means to transcend the binary conceptualisation and certainty in ordinary thinking. She maintains a relentless commitment to the gesture of learning as the cornerstone of self-liberation. With a profound awareness of the potential futility of thinking, she continually seeks out theories that radiate vitality. Recently, she has developed a keen interest in exploring the concept and activities of play as an alternative way of being, liberating us from the confines of rationality, arbitrariness, and labor.
Yang Zhiqian, with a Master of Fine Arts from Xiamen University, has studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In her present project work, she explores the interplay between individuals and the mimetic processes of algorithms, focusing on the coexistence state of humans in the internet environment.
Yining He (b.1986, China) is a researcher and curator in photographic art. In terms of curatorial practices, she specializes in uncovering contemporary photographic practices and weaving them within a dual vision of politics and visual culture. Yining has curated more than 40 cross-cultural exhibitions for museums, art institutions, and photography festivals in China and Europe, many of which have gained international reputations, including "Imaging Our Futures", "China Imagined", "Between Mountains, Hills and Lakes", "The Abode of Anamnesis", "The Port and The Image" and "A Fictional Narrative Turn".Yining has written, edited, and participated in numerous books, including Une Historie Mondiale des Femmes Photographies (2020), The Port and the Image (2017/2019), Photography in the British Classroom (2015), among others.
More information: www.heyining.com