[artinfo] School of Intermedia Art seeks Dean
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China Academy of Art
School of Intermedia Art seeks Dean
Application deadline: May 22, 2022
Standing at the avant-garde of Chinese art as a
core site of art education, China Academy of Art
is committed to the self-transcendence and
upgrade of contemporary art education. We are now
searching globally for a Dean to head the School
of Intermedia Art.
As a constituent college in China Academy of Art,
the School of Intermedia Art (SIMA) was founded
in 2010. SIMA is the standard bearer of the
earliest media art experiment tradition in China.
At SIMA, we believe in the need to deeply
penetrate the frontiers of the everyday in order
to excavate new media and new art forms that are
from the people and of the people. SIMA attempts
to go beyond the given media art education format
and create a new structure that encompasses
"media experimentation, artistic creativity,
social thought and curatorial practice." SIMA is
an institution dedicated to the production of
visions, as well as a nexus that spans different
disciplines and fields, a social organ in which
media, art and thought are produced and
reproduced in a continuous circulation. The
Faculty and Staff at SIMA share the common goal
of building a school without any School, a school
About China Academy of ArtÐ
Founded in Hangzhou, China in 1928, China Academy
of Art is the first ever comprehensive higher
education institution dedicated to art education
in China. Now the largest fine arts university of
the world, CAA operates on three campuses at
Nanshan, Xiangshan and Liangzhu.
CAA's School of Intermedia Art (SIMA) is home to
27 Doctoral students, 112 Master's students and
223 undergraduates. There are 23 full-time
tenured faculty members and 14 visiting
professors. CAA's School of Intermedia Art (SIMA)
consists of three departments (Experimental Art
Department, Media Scenography Department, Open
Media Department) and one studio (Free Art
Experimental Art Department: Grounded in the
eco-systems of contemporary art, it is dedicated
to driving artistic experimentation with embodied
experience in the creation of SIMA's "New Art"
platform. This stream is focused on the
exploration of the narrative potential of
intermedia expression with an experimental spirit.
Open Media Department: Dedicated to an
open-source, interactive cyber environment and to
the development of the creative energy of the
"Full Media Era." The focus of our education and
research is on Virtual Reality (VR), future
writing and real-time dynamic live audiovisuals.
Media Scenography Department: Geared toward
exhibition culture and social performance
platforms, we try to create SIMA's "ultra-art"
avantgarde, a public intermedia scenography
platform, with experiential spaces and narrative
Free Art Studio: Mediated by the limitations of
individuals in art practice and traversing the
boundaries of art and media with free sensations,
we are focused on SIMA's "heterogenous art" site.
Credited with organizing and curating many
pioneering research/creative projects such as
International Intermedia Art Festival, Future
Media / Art Manifesto, Intermedia Megastructure,
Sonart China, Annual Conferences of Network
Society and AME Film Project, SIMA stands at the
forefront of contemporary Chinese
interdisciplinary/intermedia art education.
The candidate should be an outstanding artist or
curator or a leading specialist in the field of
philosophy of technology or media studies. The
candidate must be dedicated to art education,
have outstanding achievements in art or academic
research, have a forward-looking artistic
horizon, global impact, rich academic resources
and excellent leadership skills.
Essential duties and responsibilities
-Represent School of Intermedia Art of China
Academy of Art in the promotion of SIMA's
reputation and global impact.
-Define the path of future development of SIMA in
collaboration with the current leadership team.
-Lead a multidisciplinary research team in
intermedia art creation, education and research.
Documents to be submitted
-Candidate's reflections on the future of SIMA
-Photocopies of candidate's personal identity
document, authenticated/legalized copy of
academic degrees, passport or equivalent
How to apply
<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/wk957e8dctb61/track-url/rj476aj0679d5/00547d848d927ff1439b01a1053a26a3534844d3>sima at caa.edu.cn
by May 22, 2022. Remuneration: This is a
specially appointed, full-time position.
Remuneration packages will be discussed during
the interview process.
China Academy of Art
218 Nanshan Road
<https://email.e-flux-systems.com/campaigns/wk957e8dctb61/track-url/rj476aj0679d5/3c5ce531d19036ebff11cd6018b692d419cf0304>sima at caa.edu.cn
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