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ICRA-X Robotics & Art Program

“Art Tease”, a web-based exhibition of the Dear artwork by Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, for the ICRA-X Robotics & Art Program, from June 1 (12 AM GMT) to June 4 (11:59 PM GMT) at

Art Tease is a web-based exhibition offering a remote yet live experience with an emblematic artwork by renowned Chinese artists Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, exhibited behind closed doors in their Beijing studio, as part of the ICRA-X Robotics & Art Program of ICRA (International Conference on Robotics and Automation), the world’s largest conference on robotics.

A year ago, Dear (2015) by artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu was presented at the 58th Venice Biennale. It is now exhibited within the confines of the artists’ studio in Beijing. It is nonetheless accessible to all via a dedicated platform giving live online access to this artwork’s oddly unpredictable behavior. For four days, from June 1 to 4, the Dear installation continuously self-activates for us during the online edition of ICRA, by means of an apparatus designed to make artworks remotely present thanks to the dedicated ICRA-X 2020 platform:

Presented as part of the ICRA-X Robotics & Art Program, featuring an original approach based on exploring encounters between robotics research and contemporary artistic creation, Art Tease is intended to offer a new exhibition format aligned with the current global health crisis. Building on its research into new “publicization” formats, EnsadLab’s Reflective Interaction Research Group collaborated with the two Chinese artists in developing and “interfacing” this dedicated exhibition system enabling audiences to discover a robotic artwork by sensing its presence despite the distance.

Credits : Art Tease is the online exhibition of ICRA-X Robotics & Art Program led by the Reflective Interaction Research Group of EnsadLab, the Laboratory of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD – PSL University, Paris), led by Samuel Bianchini (Chair of this program) and co-curated by Emanuele Quinz and Xiaoying Juliette Yuan. This project  benefits from the support of the Arts & Sciences Chair of the École polytechnique, the EnsAD-PSL and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation and the collaboration of the Galleria Continua (San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana / Roma).

The ICRA-X Robotics & Art Program is produced as part of ICRA 2020 (International Conference on Robotics and Automation), an IEEE conference under the responsibility of Stéphane Régnier (General Chair) with Sinan Haliyo, for the Institut des systèmes intelligents et de robotique (ISIR | Sorbonne University - CNRS).

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Photo credit : 

Dear, 2015, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu. Air pump, air tank, hose, sofa. Courtesy: the artists and Galleria Continua (San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana / Roma). Photo credits: Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, artists invited to the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 'May You Live In Interesting Times'. Graphic design: Arp is Arp Studio (Dimitri Charrel). 

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