In 2013, Dimensions Art Center was initiated by establishing DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR), linked to the international art and culture community, and established in the local art and culture ecology of Chongqing. By inviting people from all over the world to face the current era of intricate international art and culture, Chongqing’s initial international modernization and local history and culture coexist in the urban-rural integration zone, thus providing local practice and research samples to rethink the logical structure of knowledge and the relationship between art and society, exploring the cultural propositions of the community of the times.
Since the Art Community Cultivation in DAC, DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR) has successfully established a platform for artists, curators, and volunteers. It is expanding its resident cooperation with researchers, designers, writers, and other professionals. The professional field extends from contemporary art to urban planning, agricultural ecology, traditional folk art, community development, literature, technology, and other aspects. By analyzing the interaction logic that adapts to multi-party professionals’ collaboration, the knowledge exchange in multi-party professional fields is realized, and the collaboration of various social identities is mutually consistent. We will create a communication practice environment that combines current times, social publicity, and cross-border experimental communication. Diverse cultures, multi-layered logics, and multi-dimensional perspectives exist simultaneously and space, thinking and acting, growing, and developing together.
In 2019, DAC Artists In Residency (DAIR) continued to explore the relationship between the international and local art and culture in Chongqing, China. Under the main subject of DAC “Art and Urban-Rural Development,” DAC has supported 17 artists and curators from home and abroad during the year, including 15 young artists. Their residency plans cover city planning and natural ecology, international networks and virtual interactions, industrial cities, and community life.