AR (chi) Tecture: art, consciousness, architecture

McCormick, M 2012, 'AR (chi) Tecture: art, consciousness, architecture', in Flavia Marcello and Anthony White (ed.) Proceedings of the 2011 Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 20 -22 August, 2010, pp. 1-9.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title AR (chi) Tecture: art, consciousness, architecture
Author(s) McCormick, M
Year 2012
Conference name Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 20 -22 August, 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2011 Interspaces: Art + Architectural Exchanges from East to West Conference
Editor(s) Flavia Marcello and Anthony White
Publisher Australian Institute of Art History, The University of Melbourne
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Abstract This paper examines the changing relationship between East and West, and art and architecture in the context of a transient cultural consciousness emerging out of the urban phenomenon of the twenty-first century. Focusing on the curatorial practice of Hou Hanru, this paper addresses how Hou's mode of practice - that is, designing cultural interspaces where intersections between artists, architects, publics and urban space take place - and reflection on that practice, critiques shifting conceptual boundaries. I argue that while a study of Hou's practice is not definitive in its value, the observation and analysis of such modes of practice, in particular those emerging out of the Chinese experience of rapid urbanisation, contribute to a fuller understanding of the nature of the shift in consciousness towards East = West, and art = architecture, through the prism of 'urbaness' 1 or the urban mindscape.
Subjects Art Theory
Visual Cultures
Keyword(s) Histories
Shifting Boundaries
From East to West
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