Macalline Art Center digitally launches in Beijing

2020.12.17 Thursday




New institution dedicated to innovative and experimental art practices.

Venue to open in Beijing in 2021.

17 December 2020, Beijing – Macalline Art Center, Beijing’s newest non-profit art institution, digitially launches today with a series of digital initiatives, including “Bare Screen”, a program of newly-commissioned digital artworks. Supported by Red Star Macalline Holding Group Co., Ltd., Macalline Art Center was founded by artist and collector Che Xuanqiao. It aims to support artists who center innovation and experimentation in their work, with an underlying mission to nurture debate, dialogue, and education around contemporary art. Macalline Art Center will officially launch in Beijing in summer 2021, with further details to be announced in spring 2021. More information can be found on the organization’s new social media channels (WeChat, WeiboDouyinInstagramFacebook, and YouTube).

In light of the ongoing global pandemic, Macalline Art Center will soft launch with a series of online projects, highlighting the new role of art institutions in responding to the ever-changing situation brought on by COVID-19 and their responsibility to present nimble and flexible programming. Curated by Yuan Fuca, chief curator-at-large at Macalline Art Center, Bare Screen will virtually inaugurate the new institution, featuring newly-commissioned video works by a dozen Chinese contemporary artists, hosted on Macalline Art Center’s website and social media channels.

The Macalline Center of Art (MACA) is a non-profit art institution located in the 798 Art District of Beijing and officially inaugurated its space on January 15, 2022. Occupying a two-story building with a total area of 900 square meters, MACA unites artists, curators, and other art and cultural practitioners from around the world. Through its diverse, ongoing, and collaborative approaches, the Center establishes a new site on the contemporary art scene. Guided by the “work of artists” and backed by interdisciplinary research, the Center aims to bring together a community passionate about art and devoted to the “contemporary” moment so as to respond proactively to our rapidly evolving times.