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About "Love of Sun"


Love of Sun, inspired by a Chinese rock song by the same name, invites artists to produce works which critically examine cultural, political, economic, and aesthetic influences between contemporary California and China. This project asks Chinese artists to express their vision of California, and California artists to express their vision of China, in any of the following mediums: photo, video, web-based media, other digital media. 

Background Today, potential for cross-pollination between artists working in urban China and California deserves deep investigation. Economic and political relations between China and the US are at a historic high -- California is the locus of this cultural exchange. Meanwhile, digital communications allow for new forms of intercultural investigation. Opportunities to articulate and refine tangible transnational influences arrive with online access to otherwise localized aesthetics, business, and ideology. 

Artists hold a special capacity to uncover unique features of large systems and situations, and are especially suited to defining and representing current intercultural influences between China and California.

Project goals Juxtapose, complement, and complicate the visions of both California and China, for artists and patrons in both countries; inspire an international community to intercultural discourse; expose local artists to international audiences through online and gallery representation.



Curated by Rachel Kennedy,






日之爱,作品灵感来源于同名中国摇滚歌曲,艺术家们在文化,政治,经济以及美学对当代的中国和加利福尼亚州的影响展开了深入的研究与工作。 此次项目的目的是在于邀请中国的艺术家们表达他们对加州在各领域的一些看法,同时也邀请了加州的艺术家们对中国的情势表达他们的看法,表达形式可以由以下形式:照片,视频,网络媒体,以及其他数码媒体


背景 今天,值得探究的是中国以及加州的城市艺术家们在不同文化母体背景下交流孕育的潜在可能。如今中国和美国的经济以及政治关系正处于一个历史性的高峰—加州 是此次文化交流的舞台。同时,数码交流带来了一种新的多文化交流研究模式。网络带来了重新定义并完善现有的各国对被本地化的美学,商业以及意识形态影响的 机会