Published – Asia Comic Art Makes It to the Museum

  The term “Animamix” was coined in 2006 by the Taiwanese art critic and curator Victoria Lu to describe a new aesthetic trend she had observed in Asian contemporary art, one that incorporates the visual language of animation and comics. Ms. Lu helped organize the inaugural Animamix Biennial in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, and the event has now expanded to four museums in the first major cross-straits international biennial, which began in December. Exhibitions around the Animamix theme are being staged at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai (until Jan. 31), Today’s Art Museum in Beijing (until Jan. 10), the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei (until Jan. 31) and the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou (Jan. 21-Feb. 28).