Autodesk’s collaboration with four contemporary American artists pushes the definition of innovation. The Digital Stone Exhibition in China highlights the intersection of art and technology.
This exhibit, featuring contemporary Western artists Bruce Beasley, Jon Isherwood, Robert Michael Smith, and Kenneth Snelson, demonstrates the fusion of digital technologies of the West with traditional craftsmanship of the East. The artists start with Autodesk design tools to form and stretch complex shapes for their sculptures, before a single stone is cut. Then, they work with some of the finest stone carvers in China, who use 3D rapid prototypes to create the extraordinary stone sculptures featured in the exhibition. This is evidence that inspiration and innovation—regardless of industry—is possible through design.
View a brief documentary on the making of the Digital Stone Exhibition. You will hear from the artists themselves, as well as see the creative process they underwent to bring this innovative exhibition to life.
Today Art Museum | Beijing, China | October 4-28, 2008
Duolun Museum of Modern Art | Shanghai, China | November 4-27, 2008
Jinse Gallery | Chongqing, China | December 2008 – January 2009