Meeting the Future: International Exhibition for Contemporary Art

Exhibition  /  02 Oct 2019  -  12 Jan 2020
Published: 26.09.2019

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SxV Museum of Modern Art (SV MoMA) will launch the World-class Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in east-coast of China that shows crossover works by the world famous art masters such as Picasso, Dali, and Andy Warhol, to design masters such as Gijs Bakker, Ted Noten, Ruudt Peters, to hundreds of representative works by more than 40 contemporary artists and designers from 12 countries, including the UK, USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, China and Australia. It creates a creative and enlightening dialogue in the fields of contemporary art, fashion, craft and design. At the same time, for Qingdao City to build a high-quality "fashion capital" of the strategic thinking of the global voice, aim to become Qingdao brigade's new landmark art event.

Artist list

Gijs Bakker, Ela Bauer, David Bielander, Julie Blyfield, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delauney, Paul Derrez, Frieda Doerfer, Sam Tho Duong, Gésine Hackenberg, Herman Hermsen, Mirjam Hiller, Peter Hoogeboom, Linda Hughe, Nevill Johnson, Philipe Julian, Yuri Kawanabe, Lore Langendries, Aixia Li, Bogki Min, Joan Miró, Floor Mommersteeg, Chequita Nahar, Thanh-Truc Nguyen, Ben Nicholson, Evert Nijland, Nimuë, Ted Noten, Noon Passama, Ruudt Peters, Pablo Picasso, Liang Shang, Bettina Speckner, Julian Steimer, Ryuta Suzuki, Tanel Veenre, Truike Verdegaal, Marcel Vertes, Juju Wang, Andy Warhol, Ziyang Wu, Shen Yang, Dongdong Zhuang, Henk de Leeuw den Bouter, Machteld van Joolingen, Henny van Nistelrooy, Karin van Paassen
The exhibition is divided into three Chapters:

Chapter 1: Meeting the Master - From Picasso, Dali, to Andy Warhol.

In Late 19th and early 20th century, with the awakening of post-modernism, artists were trying to explore more forms of artistic practice, and to have a closer connection to the society. In addition, the industrial revolution has fueled the modernization process in Europe and the United States. Due to the movement, the active Surrealism, Fauvism, Futurism and Cubism artists were starting to make a change through their artistic concepts and perspective from painting to an applied art, such as fashion, jewelry, textiles, household products and so on. It was a significant time for their artistic achievements, that also led to the expansion of new thoughts and art forms. Surrealism became the most fashionable and popular art genre in the 1940s. Salvador Dali, a Spanish art wizard, took the lead in integrating his surreal ideas into textile and furniture design, creating works with dream-like vision. The pioneer of cubism, Pablo Picasso also tried to do a crossover, by launching the Art for Inches Movement and designed a series of non-easel works. With Picasso's leadership and inspirational idea, a large number of artists joined the crossover, including Joan Miró, Marc Chagall and others. On the other side of the continent, pop art pioneer Andy Warhol successfully challenged the monopoly of fine painting on art. He applied advertising elements into his art, using consumer products, celebrities, news stories and repetitive images to create his artistic concepts, designing a series of fashion and textile works. In the fast-changing art world, Andy Warhol remains one of the most influential icons in contemporary art and pop culture.

Artists: Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Andy Warhol, Sonia Delauney, Ben Nicholson, Philipe Julian, Marcel Vertes, Nevill Johnson.

Chapter 2: Meeting the Contemporary – From fine Art, Design to Fashion.

When it comes to the development of contemporary art, it is a typical interdisciplinary field. One of the important point, is to understand the concept with open-mindedness what are the concepts and forms of contemporary art? The Second chapter featured a group of internationally recognized contemporary artists, who created artistic works spanning from jewelry, oil painting, video, products, color-prints, photography and other forms. Among them are field leaders, Gijs Bakker, Ted Noten, Ruudt Peters; the internationally acclaimed contemporary artists, Liang Shang, Juju Wang and Ryuta Suzuki, etc.

Artists:  Gijs Bakker (NL), Ted Noten (NL), Ruudt Peters (NL), Chequita Nahar (NL), Karin van Paassen (NL), Floor Mommersteeg (NL), Paul Derrez (NL), Ela Bauer (NL), Julie Blyfield (DE), Frieda Doerfer (DE), Sam Tho Duong (DE),, Gesine Hackenberg (NL),  Herman Hermsen (NL) , Mirjam Hiller (DE), Peter Hoogeboom (NL), Lore Langendries (BE), Linda Hughe (AU), Henk de Leeuw den Bouter (NL), Bogki Min (KR), Thanh-Truc Nguyen (DE), Noon Passama (TH), Julian Steimer (DE), Tanel Veenre (EE), Bettina Speckner (DE), Truike Verdegaal (NL), Machteld van Joolingen (NL), David Bielander (CH), Yuri Kawanabe (JP), Evert Nijland (NL),  Dongdong Zhuang (CN), Juju Wang (USA), Liang Shang (CN),  Shen Yang (CN), Aixia LI (CN), Ryuta Suzuki (JP),  Henny van Nistelrooy (NL).

Chapter 3: Meeting the Future - When Art Meets Technology.

The process of any artistic practice itself is an individual process, its diverse content provides many methods and new definitions, also could be used as a method of studying society and people, it transcends the form of aesthetics and representation. The contemporary and postmodern art has cleared its role as an important catalytic for social development in the early stages. To a certain extent, it is also a valuable evaluation standard for future creations. The emergence of new media artists became the early explorers of how Art meets technology, who created a world completely different from the real world based on new and digital technology. The existence of this world is not an objective reality, but an objective subjective mapping and future illusion, which can be perceived through technological means and visual images processing, or create a kind of "virtual reality.

Artists: Xiaolei Tian (CN), Ziyang Wu (CN/USA), Nimuë (CN/JP)

Curator: Prof. Jie Sun (Director of SV MoMA Qingdao)
Organizer: SxV Museum of Modern Art, Tongji University Shanghai, City Government of Qingdao West Coast New District  
Cooperation: Qingdao University, New Center of Contemporary Jewellery and Fashion Culture, London Fashion and Textile Museum, Geneva University of Art and Design, Shanghai College of Design and Innovation, Gallery RA Amsterdam, MADE IN Gallery Shanghai, YING Gallery Beijing, Vanke, Hisense.etc.
Support by: Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing, Swissnex China, Qingdao City Government.

SxV Museum of Modern Art  (SxV MoMA, SxV大赞当代美术馆), Qingdao.
SxV Museum of Modern Art is the first settled world-class contemporary art and cultural institution ( Museum Gallery ) in the city of Qingdao, focus on the international and national contemporary visual arts, design and fashion. Committed to building a global-oriented art and design cultural community based in East Asia (Qingdao), set art exhibition, cultural and creative industries, leisure and entertainment, education as a whole, gradually developed into a community and urban regional cultural core, to complete the art and culture-led high value-added consumption upgrade.
The first phase of the construction of SV MoMA , has completed with more than a thousand square meters of gallery area, located in the center of Qingdao West Coast New District, right next to the Beijing Film Academy ( Qingdao campers) , Fudan University (Qingdao), Qingdao University of Technology, China Petroleum University (East China) and other well-known educational and cultural institutions.
Swissnex China
Swissnex China is the Science Consulate of Switzerland for China, which builds bridges by connecting Switzerland and China in education, research and innovation. By crossing conventional boundaries, we offer a platform to foster collaboration and creativity for inspiring research and ground-breaking innovation.
Swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting the dots in education, research, and innovation. Its mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of its partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.


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Pablo Picasso.
Pablo Picasso

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Andy Warhol.
Andy Warhol

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Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali

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Tanel Veenre. Brooch: In The Beginning There Was A Word II, 2018. Resin. Tanel Veenre
Brooch: In The Beginning There Was A Word II, 2018
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Dongdong Zhuang. Brooch: Magic Box, 2019. Silver, paint.. Dongdong Zhuang
Brooch: Magic Box, 2019
Silver, paint.
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Linda Hughes. Pendant: Knot, 2017. Laminate, acrylic, silver, silk.. 12 x 6 x 0.5 cm. Photo by: Brendan Adair Smith. Linda Hughes
Pendant: Knot, 2017
Laminate, acrylic, silver, silk.
12 x 6 x 0.5 cm
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Ted Noten. Object: I Don’t Like to Wear Jewellery - I Carry Them, 2007. Jewellery casted in PMMA, leather ready-made handle.. Ted Noten
Object: I Don’t Like to Wear Jewellery - I Carry Them, 2007
Jewellery casted in PMMA, leather ready-made handle.
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Painting by Wang Juju..
Painting by Wang Juju.

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Gijs Bakker. Brooch: Meijer, 1989. Yellow gold 585, spinel.. Gijs Bakker
Brooch: Meijer, 1989
Yellow gold 585, spinel.
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by Nimue..
by Nimue.

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by Xiaolei Tian..
by Xiaolei Tian.

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bu Ziyang Wu..
bu Ziyang Wu.

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