Rhizome, the New Museum, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) present Seven on Seven Beijing, the first China-based edition of the celebrated platform that pairs visionaries from the fields of art and technology, inviting them to create new projects through short-term, one-on-one collaborations.
On November 20, 2018, this daylong event will be the culmination of the weeklong Education, Arts, Science, and Technology festival (EAST), directed by Professor Qiu Zhijie, dean of the School of Experimental Arts at CAFA. Seven on Seven Beijing debuts a new format, which reteams exceptional past participants to further develop their projects and presents additional pairs selected by Rhizome Executive Director Zachary Kaplan and Baoyang Chen, Faculty of CAFA.
All projects will premiere with public presentations at Riverside Museum, dedicated partner and distinguished sponsor of EAST and Seven on Seven Beijing.
The pairs revisiting their past collaborations are as follows:
Artist and Writer Claire L. Evans & Tracy Chou, Engineer and Diversity Advocate
Artist and Nonfood Cofounder Sean Raspet & Francis Tseng, Designer and Developer
The new pairs were selected in relation to innovative research taking place among Beijing-based technology firms and will focus on four fields of inquiry: artificial intelligence, blockchain, liquid metal technology, and augmented reality. The following four pairs have been chosen by Kaplan and Chen:
Artificial Intelligence: Artist Qiu Zhijie & He Xiaodong, Director of Deep Learning, NLP, and Speech Lab, JD AI
Liquid Metal: CAFA EAST Group & Liu Jing, Professor and Lead Scientist, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University
Blockchain: Gao Peng, Director, Today Art Museum & Jia Yinghao, CEO, Hashworld
Augmented Reality: Artist Ye Zhicong & Zhang Zhen, CEO, Ice Stream
Tickets for Seven on Seven Beijing are free and will be available starting November 12. For tickets and additional information, please visit rhizome.org.