Folk music

Where music, robots and cartoons converge

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Last week, “Colin Siyuan Chinnery: Voluntary Garden” premiered. The exhibition offers visitors immersive experiences of experimental sound art performances.

Multiple exhibitions are underway at the HOW Art Museum.

Last week, “Colin Siyuan Chinnery: Voluntary Garden” premiered. The exhibition offers visitors immersive experiences of experimental sound art performances.

In 2019, 39 musicians – some representing Chinese classical and folk music and some veterans of Beijing’s rock scene – performed one by one on a small platform in the middle of a swimming pool, in a Suzhou-style garden next door. of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Many of them fused traditional Chinese instruments with contemporary music, and others used computers or electronic equipment for their compositions.

Artist and curator Chinnery transformed the performance into a 19-minute work, in which musicians appear simultaneously on different screens.

Where music, robots and cartoons converge

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A visitor takes a photo of Hajime Sorayama’s “Sexy Robot”.

The solo exhibition “Metropolis” by Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama is also on display at the museum.

Sorayama is known for his sexy and detailed depictions of female robots, as well as his design work on the original Sony AIBO. He calls his very detailed style “super-realism”, which he says “deals with the technical problem of how far you can approach your object.”

His insightful investigation into contemporary issues such as racial boundaries, the eternity of life, and the complexity of technology and artificial intelligence, as well as his works, have had a broad and profound influence on areas such as as advertising, design, film and art.

As Sorayama’s first institutional solo exhibition in China, “Metropolis” features several of his works from the 1970s to the present day.

Where music, robots and cartoons converge

Song Xinyi / SHINE

M.’s cartoonish visions are essentially inhabited by young characters in the typical kawaii style with innocent undertones.

Fans of manga and otaku culture can also visit the Mr. “Quotidianist” solo exhibit.

M.’s neo-pop aesthetic encompasses painting, sculpture, installation and video. Associated with the superflat movement founded by Takashi Murakami, he uses manga and anime to portray his personal fantasies.

His cartoonish visions are mainly inhabited by young characters in the typical kawaii style with innocent undertones.

Info:

Dates: until November 21 (“Metropolis” and “Quotidianist”) and December 3 (“Colin Siyuan Chinnery: Voluntary Garden”); 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday to Friday), 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)

Banknotes: 30-268 yuan

Location: HOW Art Museum

Address: 1 Lane 2277 Zuchongzhi Rd, Pudong New Area