Li Zhenhua (李振华) recently organized an exhibition at the Walker Art Center (in Minneapolis) called “Virtual China.” The aim of the exhibit was to bring out the new face of the Chinese city. To do so, he enlisted the aid of fellow artists as well as fellow netizens, who were encouraged to email him pictures from their everyday lives. By uploading and downloading media to and from a physical space (the exhibition space in Minneapolis), Zhenhua hopes to challenge the dichotomous concepts of virtual and real.
The exhibition came in three parts: The Wave, a collection of videos.
“Create what you…?”, a collection of photographs.
And “Live Motion”, a set of recorded live video feeds from various events in China.
Notice that like ziboy’s recent exhibition, Zhenhua also partially relied on non-artists’ submissions via the internet.