Chongqing Fourth Cotton Mill in Hechuan district, Chongqing, China
Introduction of the 1st Diaoyu Fortress International New Media Art Festival
Hechuan is one of the origins of Ba Culture, fine cultures and traditions are succeeded since the ancient times, and people here are simple and honest. Hechuan boasts Diaoyu Fortress,Two Buddha Temple, Wenfeng Tower and Longduo Mountain as well as some other famous historic cultural sites. Zhou Dunyi, Zhang Senkai, Lu Zuofu, Tao Xingzhi as well as some other cultural celebrities once pioneer and spread their thoughts here. Hechuan is a vital traffic juncture and economic corridor connecting Chongqing with northern Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu as well as some other northwestern provinces. Hechuan, the traffic hinge connecting Sichuan and Chongqing economic zone, it is a significant joint for the “Belt and Road” Initiative and National Yangtze Economic Belt Strategy, and it’s also the first station of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe international railway in Chongqing area, displaying distinctive geographical advantages.
The host of this activity is People’s Government of Hechuan District, and Chongqing Municipal Culture Commission is the guiding department. This activity is supported by the Experimental Art Committee of China Artists Association and Chongqing Artists Association. This activity is organized by the Culture Committee of Hechuan District. Animation Department of Royal College of Art, Arts Department of Université de Paris VIII, New Media Art Department of Soongsil University, Seoul Interactive Media Museum, Chengdu MOCA and New Media Art Department of SFAI are co-organizers. During this activity, we will invite artists around the world to participate in this Art Festival, issuing proceedings and album of paintings in both Chinese and English, and we also would invite mainstream media with international influence and some domestic media to publicize and cover this activity.