The Pioneer Project Future Gallery of Beijing Today Art Museum Starts a New Epoch of Art Museums


The opening exhibition "Imaginary Future" began on the 27th August 2015 at the 2nd Floor of Exhibition Hall of Building 1, Today Art Museum, marking the launch of the Future Gallery project. The Future Gallery is dedicated to the exploration of the most avant-garde and future-oriented spatial concept of art museums. It has won much attention from the art scenes. The co-founders of the project, Director of Today Art Museum Alex Gao, the sculpture artist Sui Jianguo and the architect Wang Hu, as well as the academic moderator Huang Du, curator Su Lei introduced the concept and background of the exhibition to the media and audience from their respective perspectives. Present at the opening ceremony were also exhibiting artists Miao Chunxiao, Suzanne Anker, Zhang Xiaotao, Zhou Wendou, Hu Renyi, Ye Funa, Xu Wenkai, Lin Ke, Chen Tianzhuo, Tian Xiaolei and Huang Ying. Huang Ying's work is a large new media installation integrated in the new Mondeo of Chang'an Ford, demonstrating the merge of art and technology. While the virtual art museum director section offers enhanced interactive experience to the audience, thanks to the technology of a new RealSense 3D Camera used in the ThinkPad S5 Yoga.

Future Gallery of Today Art Museum consists of three parts: the physical exhibition, the virtual exhibition and the third party display with AR (augmented reality) technology. The exhibition takes a localized viewpoint of the viewer and presents its contemplation on our new living environment of an internet-based society. The 12 exhibiting artists present two sets of works for display, one for the physical exhibition while another for the virtual display. The real and the virtual displays are echoing and complementing each other. It is a novel experience for the audience. The works of Sui Jianguo and Miao Chunxiao utilize the AR technology, which elevates these works to a higher level and presents a fascinating fusion of reality and virtuality.
Future Gallery of Today Art Museum is a new conceptual art museum in the cloud. This project makes a great leap forward in both technology and artistic concept on the basis of 360 degree panorama exhibitions and online display of digitized art works. In this cloud space there will be tens of thousands of exhibitions. Each exhibition exists as a dot. Each dot is a totally new cubic space and contains art works that are impossible to be accommodated in any physical space. The Future Gallery is a self-organized and growing co-existing cultural system. It might even be called a new black hole of art.
Besides the exhibition at Today Art Museum, the Future Gallery extends to many more peripheral events. You will see the Future Gallery at the Davos World Economic Forum in September and the Beijing Design Week between September and October 2015. The exhibition at Today Art Museum will last until the 12th September. We welcome your visit and coverage.