Bare Screen
Bare Screen

The new digital commission project Bare Screen” presents an artwork or a group of artworks created by leading artists including Tao Hui, Tianzhuo Chen, Liu Qinmin, Liu Chuang, Payne Zhu, Tan Jing & Zheng Ke, Zhang Wenxin, Tang Chao, Hu Wei, Liu Wa and other artists. 

The Third Passage into the Caves: Eleusinian Mysteries

This event will feature both parts of the video project Two Passages into the Caves, along with a mystic reading by poets. We have invited Wang Hongzhe (Assistant professor at Peking University), Zhou Zan (Poet), and Sun Yizhou (Musician) to present a reading that incorporates music and performance.

Cacotopia × Future Host | Artists Project: Scripture

Inspired by Books of Mountains and Seas, the ancient Taoist classic of mythical geography, cosmology and ecology, Scripture is a book of speculative fiction that unfolds in two directions: Qinyuan, a diminutive bee-bird, who sexes and assassinates its way out of the mythological landscape. The son of a master potter from Jingdezhen wanders in New York and Antwerp as SHE, With insoluble mud on her hands.


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Zhang Wenxin: Two Passages into the Caves

Zhang Wenxin’s video project "Two Passages into the Caves" cotains two works, "HOGEN" and "illusion", which are both comprised of text and video. 

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Tang Chao: Black Pearl

Tang Chao edited pixelated video game clips into a historical montage that leaves some things unsaid.

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Zheng Ke and Tan Jing: so hum

Zheng Ke and Tan Jing’s work so hum takes its name from Vedic philosophy. The phrase means “I am she/he/that” and indicates an identification with the universe.

Podcast: Conversations with Art Writers

Conversations with Art Writers is an interview podcast presented by Macalline Art Center and Heichi Magazine. Writers active in the art industry are invited to share their thoughts, questions, and experiences in an interview format.

“How Can I be Plural”, Chen Zhou, 2020

Macalline Art Center is a practice-oriented site focused on contemporary visual inventions. The Center engages with artists and art groups by building physical and online communities through events and research. The Center is guided by the working processes of artists, constantly re-defining and testing itself and renewing perceptual and cognitive systems in contemporary situations and contexts.