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This interactive timeline chronicles key events in the development of new media art in China from 1985 until the present.


1. Qiu, Zhijie. “Top Ten.” Artforum International 46.9 (May 2008), p. 147, quoted in Katherine Grube, 'Image and Phenomena: The Development of Video Art in China, 1988 to 1998', Asia Art Archive, accessed 20 November 2023. https://aaa.org.hk/en/grants/the-robert-h-n-ho-family-foundation-greater-china-research-grant-papers/image-and-phenomena-the-development-of-video-art-in-china-1988-to-1998

The development of new media art in China Figure List

1. Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange — Invitation, 1985. Francesco Dal Lago Archive. Courtesy of Francesco Dal Lago and Asia Art Archive.

2. Stills of Zhang Peili 張培力, 30 x 30, 1988, single-channel video (colour, sound), 32 min. 9 sec. Zhang Peili Archive. Courtesy of Zhang Peili and Asia Art Archive.

3. Still of 1989 German T.V programme, Kunstkanal (Art Channel).

4. Still of Song Dong, Container, 1994, video (colour, sound), 18 min. InfoART, Kim Hong-Hee & Cynthia Goodman (eds.), 1995, Kwangju Biennale Foundation, p. 252.

5. Bill Viola, The Veiling, 1995, video and sound installation, including two channels of color video projections from opposite sides of dark gallery through nine scrims suspended from ceiling, two channels of amplified mono sound, and two speakers. 138 x 264 x 372 inches (ideal room dimensions). Photo: Carlos Avendaño.

6. Curatorial Statement for Image and Phenomenon, 1996. Francesco Dal Lago Archive. Courtesy of Francesco Dal Lago and Asia Art Archive.

7. Yan Zhenzhong, Fish Bowl, 1996, single-channel digital video (colour, sound) shown on three screens, glass aquarium, steel stand, CRT monitors, water pump and speaker, 30 min. M+ Collection. Francesco Dal Lago Archive. Courtesy of Francesco Dal Lago and Asia Art Archive.

8. Art and the Historical Consciousness, Qiu Zhijie and Wu Meichun (eds.), 1996. Francesco Dal Lago Archive. Courtesy of Francesco Dal Lago and Asia Art Archive.

9. Still of Feng Mengbo, My Private Album, 1997, interactive installation, exhibited Documenta X, 1997.

10. Screenshot of website 'Stir-fry': a video curator's dispatches from China, 1997. http://adaweb.walkerart.org/context/stir-fry/9-11_f.html

11. Fast>>Forward: New Chinese Video Art -- invitation, 1999. Ha Bik Chuen Archive. Courtesy of Ha Bik Chuen and Asia Art Archive.

12. Loft New Media Art Space, 2000

13. China Tracy (Cao Fei), Still from RMB City: A Second Life City Planning, 2007.

14. ‘Huang Xiaoopeng's Talk at Video Bureau’, 2012. Huang Xiaopeng Archive. Courtesy of Huang Xiaopeng and Asia Art Archive.

15. Meta-Scape, China Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale, 2022. https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022/china-peoples-republic

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