Today a digital art exhibition title sponsored by Acer officially opened its doors to visitors at the Bao-an International Airport in Shenzhen, China. The exhibition will showcase two prominent works of art, including a 320 meter long contemporary still painting from Taiwan and an animated version of a Song Dynasty (1085-1145) painting from Mainland China, bringing together technology and art as well as contemporary and ancient art. The exhibition will run from August 25, 2014 until March 15, 2015.
Acer Founder and Honorary Chairman said: “Acer is delighted to be supporting this exhibition and help promote further cultural exchanges across the Taiwan Strait. The exhibition is an exemplary showcase of how technology and art can be brought together. It also creates a unique platform for art pieces that were produced at different times, ancient and modern, to be displayed side by side and a great opportunity to introduce people to art from Taiwan.”
From Mainland China, an 89 meter long animated version of the renowned Song Dynasty painting, “Along the River During the Qingming Festival,” is on display. The original 5.25 meter long painting is one of China’s most recognizable artworks and depicts, in intricate detail, the daily life of people and cityscape in Kaifeng, then known as Bianjing, during the Northern Song period. Throughout its length, the painting depicts 814 people, 28 boats, 60 animals, 30 buildings and 20 vehicles. With the help of animation and 12 projectors, the painting truly comes to life and lets viewers experience the sights and sounds of an ancient Chinese city.
From Taiwan, the exhibition will showcase a contemporary 320 meter long, 1.8 meter high, still painting by Taiwanese artist Wen-Rong Hsu, titled “Picture Scroll of Taiwan’s Scenery.” The massive painting gives viewers an awe-inspiring perspective of Taiwan’s natural landscape, characterized by mountains and lakes. Completed in 1996, the painting took four years to finish and was done in the ink wash painting style, commonly used in traditional Asian paintings. The painting has been described as Taiwan’s modern equivalent of “Along the River During the Qingming Festival.”
Also on display at the exhibition are other examples of Chinese art including calligraphy, paper cuttings and wood carvings. Acer will also showcase new technological applications related to the preservation of cultural works, cross-platform or cross-devices, with Acer’s BYOC™ (Build Your Own Cloud) solution. This will enable artists to experiment and create a new generation of digital art with video, music or other multimedia on a secure digital platform.