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Ricoh’s Projector Shines at Tan Ping Solo Exhibition in Beijing


Ultra-short-throw projector presents modern art in a perfect manner

Tokyo — A highly significant art exhibition, with the theme of “A Line - Tan Ping Solo Exhibition 2012”, was held at National Art Museum of China in Beijing from December 7 to 13, 2012. This was the first exhibition on an artist of abstraction held at the main exhibition hall of National Art Museum of China, displaying the works of Tan Ping, the most prestigious Chinese abstract artist and vice president of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, in oil painting and woodcut. Meanwhile, the new media technologies including interactive imaging were innovatively used at this exhibition. The ultra-short-throw projector of Ricoh, the leading global supplier of digital office solutions and document management services, perfectly presents the charm of contemporary new art with its outstanding technology.

At this solo exhibition, Tan Ping, from a global perspective on art, combines the different cultures of the East and the West at the same time and space with abstract artistic languages. The most important work in the exhibition, +40m, is presented by the projection of 25 units of Ricoh’s ultra-short-throw projector PJ WX4130N/WX4130, which seamlessly integrates the poetic art and advanced technology and evokes a strong response among the viewers. The application of new media has placed the artistic art creation at the frontier of contemporary art, and will transform the traditional viewing model and exhibiting form.

As a global leader specializing in imaging information technology, Ricoh has been focusing on the application of high-tech products in artistic community, which is designed to lead the artistic fans, designers and exhibitors into a brand new world of digital projection technology. Ricoh’s projector PJ WX4130N/WX4130 used at the solo exhibition is the world’s smallest, lightest(*) and ultra-short-focus projector. It weighs only about 3 kg. Using free-form mirror and deflection technology, it can capture more lights and reduce the reflection times. A distance of less than 25cm (from the back panel to the projection screen) is needed to project a screen of 80 inches and enable a more precise and effective projection. The design of vertical arrangement can help save limited space and be used in the small space where the conventional projectors cannot be used. With its excellent performance and appearance, this model has been awarded by IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards) of 2012.

Tan Ping, the famous contemporary Chinese artist, noted, “In contemporary art, apart from displaying the works itself, the show design has become an increasingly important component. With the arrival of imaging era, the audience’s visual needs have gradually increased. While the traditional print media can no longer meet the diverse needs of exhibitions, imaging has become an artistic media that can be more extensively used and have more possibilities, and has been involved in the show design and even artistic creation. In presenting the process of artistic creation, imaging has also become an integral part of the visual space of exhibitions.”

Over the recent years, with the flourishing of new media art, the projector has not only served as a projection tool, but become part of the works itself. Therefore, how to perfectly integrate imaging technology and art, and how to create richer visual experience have become the goal of artists and the pursuit of Ricoh. As the brand tagline of “imagine. change” advocates, Ricoh has full confidence in expanding the imaging technologies and information communication area in the future to create a brand new visual world for the art of new media.

(*) Among all mirror reflection-type, ultra-short-throw projectors (as of November, 2012, Ricoh Survey).

Biography of the Artist: Tan Ping, born in Chengde, China in 1960, graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) majoring in Print Making with a BA in 1984. From 1984 to 1989, he served as a lecturer of the Department of Print Making of CAFA. He was awarded the Scholarship of Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienste in 1989-1994. Then he obtained his Masters and Meisterschule degrees at the Department of Free Painting, Universitaet der Kunste, Berlin. During the period of 2002-2003, he served as the dean and professor of the Design School of CAFA. Since 2003, he has become the Vice President and professor of CAFA.

Tan Ping Solo Exhibition 202 “A LINE”
Host Unit: NAMOC (National Art Museum of China), CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Arts)
Duration: December 7-13, 2012
Opening: Friday, December 7, 4pm
Venue: National Art Museum of China, hall 1,8,9 (Add: No.1 Wusi Dajie, East District, Beijing, China)


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