00221917f7600bf88df73bThe World Classic Interactive Arts Exhibition opened in Beijing last week. Sounds more like a golf tournament than an art show, no? Among some sixty odd exhibits on view, there’s a holographic Mona Lisa that answers questions from viewers in Mandarin (“Are you married?” “Yes, I am married, and my husband loves me so much!”), a gesticulating Jesus speaking to his apostles at The Last Supper, and various well-endowed Greek statues come virtually to life. Glimpse the madness via this brief video clip; it’s in Russian, but that doesn’t matter. (Via).

Claudine Isé

Claudine Isé has worked in the field of contemporary art as a writer and curator for the past decade, and currently serves as the Editor of the Art21 Blog. Claudine regularly writes for Artforum.com and Chicago magazine, and has also worked as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times. Before moving to Chicago in 2008, she worked at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH as associate curator of exhibitions, and at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as assistant curator of contemporary art, where she curated a number of Hammer Projects. She has Ph.D. in Film, Literature and Culture from the University of Southern California.