AS-Helix: The Integration of Art and Science in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Venue：National Museum of China, Beijing
Behind the Theme
Driven by the development of artificial intelligence, a new round of technological and industrial revolution has taken place, which accelerates further integration of art and science. In the context of AI, mankind’s knowledge is renewing constantly while our mode of production and way of life are going through essential changes. At the meantime, the art paradigm is evolving as well. AI technology has provided an even wider stage for deep integration of art and science, and new possibilities for artistic aesthetics and technological innovation. However, it has stirred concerns among us like never before.
Is AI a threat or blessing?
Does AI bring opportunities or challenges?
How would we redefine our future?
The AS-Helix exhibition encourages dialogues and reflections in relevant fields such as human cognition, production revolution, future education, art paradigm, design innovation, health and medical care, and sustainable development. It also explores how art and science can be deeply integrated in the age of AI, and how we can promote sustainable development based on the concept of consultation, contribution and shared benefits.
Category of Works
New media art, industrial design, architecture and environmental design, visual communication design, textile and fashion design, ceramic design, and other correlated design; all kinds of artistic creations that embody combination of art and science are welcome as well.
Deadline for submission
June 30, 2019
9 pieces of artwork in the 5th Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium will be selected by the panel of judges and awarded the Wu Guanzhong Art & Science Innovation Award.
The Tsinghua University’s Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium was co-founded by Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee and esteemed artist Prof. Wu Guanzhong. The event aims to reveal the inner relation between art and science through demonstration as well as academic discussion of frontier exploration, domestic and international, in art and science. It’s also founded in the hope of expanding and deepening artistic and scientific studies, improving innovation level, as well as facilitating harmonious development in both fields. So far, four successful sessions of the event have been held respectively in 2001, 2006, 2012, and 2016.
THE 1st ART AND SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM (2001)
May 31st, 2001, 112 experts and scholars from 32 art institutes of 19 countries, together with nearly a thousand Chinese professionals in science, culture, art, and education, gathered in the National Art Museum of China, Beijing for the 1st Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium (TASIES), where “art and science” was first brought forth as a topic and a total of 721 pieces of artwork from 19 countries in four continents were exhibited.
THE 2nd ART AND SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM (2006)
The second TASIES was held in Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University from November 11th to 25th, 2006 under the theme of “Art and Science in Contemporary Culture”. Over 200 pieces of artwork from more than 60 institutes and facilities in 21 countries were exhibited, including digital interactive art, VR art, animated art, cyber art, biological art, along with designs and artworks demonstrating the combination of art and science.
The second symposium discussed the topic “Value and Construction: Art and Science in Contemporary Culture”.
THE 3rd ART AND SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM (2012)
The third TASIES was held in China Science and Technology Museum from November 1st to 30th, 2012 under the theme of “Information·Ecology· Wisdom”. From perspectives of information science, life science and ecological science, and through artistic aesthetics, biology information technology and ecological intelligence, the TASIES focused on the mankind’s ultimate pursuit and spirit, exploring the unknown while shaping the future with new thinking patterns and means. Over 120 pieces among 426 submissions from 22 countries and regions were selected by a panel of experts as final exhibits.
THE 1st Wu Guanzhong Art & Science Innovation Award 2012
The panel of international judges consisted of 15 artists, scientists and scholars from France, USA, UK, Germany, and China invited by the management committee of the Wu Guanzhong Art & Science Innovation Award Fund and the organizing committee of the 3rd Art and Science International Exhibition.
On November 1st, 2012, the panel of international judges selected 9 pieces of artwork from over 120 exhibits as winners of the Wu Guanzhong Art & Science Innovation Award. The Award Ceremony was held in Tsinghua University.
THE 4th ART AND SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM (2016)
The 4th TASIES were held respectively from September 11th to December 11th, 2016 and from December 22nd, 2016 to March 19th, 2017, both in Tsinghua University Art Museum. The exhibition included 60 pieces of original manuscripts of the Codice Atlantico and models of installations designed by Leonardo Da Vinci and the Last Supper (copied byAndrea Bianchi, known as “Vespino” in 1611-1616), along with the latest creation in art and science globally. On September 11th, 2016, 12 speakers from Italy, Switzerland, Spain, France, and China attended the symposium, delivering speeches on various subjects, such as computer-simulated image design, philosophy of art, bionics, chromatology, cerebral cognition, restoration of Da Vinci’s paintings, and interactive design.
Preparatory Office of the 5th Art and Science International Exhibition and Symposium
Address: A430, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, No.1 Tsinghua Yuan, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100084
TEL: 8610 62798271
Contact person: Wang Xudong, Cai Qin