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Xi·Art Museum Generative Project

Artistic creations in specific natural fields and contexts

The Xi·Art Museum Generative Project is an important and fundamental component of the development of the Xi·Art Museum. Different from the regular operating model of art museums, the Generative Project focuses more on open, growing, and participatory art practices and field research processes. Through long-term exchanges and cooperation with domestic and international artists, the Generative Project roots artistic creations in specific natural fields and contexts, where the creative works will be permanently preserved and displayed.

ANNUAL TOPIC: Fantasy Land — Here, nature, objects, or the entire universe are considered alive.
Since ancient times, humans have been obsessed with imaginations of natural and unnatural. As a result, stories, legends, and myths from a long long time ago have had their own prototypes and audiences. From Nordic mythology to Eastern legends, it can be said that human beings have been immersed in the illusion nature where imagination and reality intersect. The things encountered here, mountains, water, rocks, forests, people, fish, birds, and beasts, all have their own unique forms and spirits. They are in the space but meanwhile transcend the time. In the Fantasy Land, an immersive drama of Hallucinatory Realism has been touring repeatedly in this meditation theater.

Number of Selected Projects: 10-20 pieces/sets

Applicant Requirements:
In the field of contemporary art practice and natural research. Open to different type of medium.
Artists, curators, designers and other creative practitioners with more than 3 years of experience.
Young artists and creative groups in China and abroad.

Project Supports:
International/domestic round-trip flight tickets and transportation subsidy (no more than RMB 5,000 per person/group), lodging at appointed accommodations, shared studio space, and food (three meals per day);
Selected works will be supported by the Project Material Grant (the amount of funding depends on the specific proposals);
Professional support from project assistants during the residency process; Opportunities to participate in various exchange activities;

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