The 4 Session of the Silk Road International Art Festival
16 September-3 October 2017
@ Xi’an Art Museum
The annual Silk Road International Festival is an international festival which is hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and Shanxi Provincial People’s Government and organized by the Department of Culture of Shaanxi Province. As an important part of the festival, the International Art Exhibition has been successfully held three times since 2014. The number of participating countries has increased significantly from around 10 to 81 since 2014, and there were 190 artists from 81 countries participating in the Third Silk Road International Art Exhibition in 2016.
Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government
Soft Urbanism, as a vision of the urban in the digital age, is based on a “Network Paradigm” approach, reinventing the historic networks, connecting them to today’s hybrid, combined urban and media, networks, accelerating them into the future.
With ideal and reality, illusion and delusion all in one, end of the 20th Century, “Soft Urbanism” was developed as a “speculative research” into the future of the Urban.
The exhibition in Xi’an Art Museum presents the “Soft Urbanism” vision in the context of reimagining the ancient networks that bound East and West, as a tools for creating hybrid civilizations.