An exhibition aimed at helping children understand the potential and benefits of mixing art and technology opened in Beijing's Today Art Museum.
The organizers of the exhibition - titled "Art has NO Boundaries" or ANOBO - have created an immersive art and tech space for children.
The exhibition is divided into four sections, including air, land, sea and planet. With the theme "One World," art works are created based on ecological environment.
"First, we curate this exhibition from a child's perspective, and we really focus on interaction. Our entire exhibition is, in fact, 17 spaces with installations, then each unit of space has its curator," said Yan Baitong, curator of the exhibition, also the Founder of ANOBO International Education.
"So when children enter the space, they feel like they're entering a classroom. A teacher will interact with the children in this space, help them understand the meaning of the space and installation, and children can interact with it."
Shen Yanrong, Educator of Chidren's Programs also agree with the idea. "Children now have a very close relationship with science and technology. The exhibition is a good combination of science and technology and art. Let the children be 'a small citizen of earth,'" she said.
The curators hope to help children pay more attention to the world, the problems it's facing, and to think about ways to resolve these problems.
Professor Qiao Xiaoguang from Central Academy of Fine Arts said: "This exhibition has been completed in a more modern way. Children who visit take part in a dynamic tour. It has a very strong theme, from the oceans to the environment, and it relates to the interaction between people and animals. And, in the end, it aims to educate children not only about the world around them, but about the world beyond."
A section showing children's artworks about intangible culture heritage attracts children and the adults.
Based on abacus calculations, idioms and traditional Chinese medicine concepts, the children created what they considered to be intangible heritage works.
"Culture education is crucial for children. Intangible culture heritage is difficult for them to understand," said Shi Jianzhi, chief education officer of Tomato Art, "Let the children go back to their own traditional culture, to find it, there will be a lot of new material."
The exhibition runs until August, and following Beijing, it will travel to France, Kenya, Brazil and the U.S.