The digital art world is rapidly evolving. It is important to create reliable and engaging platforms for young and emerging artists to have access to equally reliable tools to help them grow creatively. With this in mind, Xencelabs in collaboration with Artiste Culture is hosting a global virtual exhibition showcasing 50 works by 50 artists from around the world.
We are dedicated to exploring artists that narrate strong stories by using digital art as a tool. With the world going more digital Xencelabs is creating new alternatives and inspirations for artists to share their works with audiences from distinct cultures. This exhibition will also be an opportunity for the brand to create meaningful connections with their potential buyers/users and set a foundation for an ever-growing community of digital artists.
Theme/Concept Note: Opposites Attract
Our life is full of opposites- man vs woman, right vs wrong, south vs north, love vs hate, orient vs occident… Do opposites really attract? Why do they, or don’t they? The Occident and the Orient, the two terms that are separated geographically and culturally, have actually linked and integrated through trades, envoys, and cultural exchanges throughout history. And the effects of this historical process are still being felt today, which is called globalization. And, along with the development of new media in the 21st century, virtuality comes to our life to solve the problem of reality. It is undoubtedly that our life gets facilitated, and extended with the assistance of high technology. However, as the border between reality and virtuality is getting blurry, the relationship between reality and virtuality has been fiercely contested – what can we do with the increasing virtual consciousness, how can we control it; what effect it may leave on the nature of people…
‘Opposites Attract’ can be not only the external cultural norms but also internal motivations, such as introversion and extroversion, sense and sensibility, courage, and timidity. In the exhibition, we would like to demonstrate all the possibilities of opposites and discuss why they are different and how they attract each other. More importantly, ‘Opposites Attract’ is what some artists strive to seek in their artistic journey.