新时线媒体艺术中心（CAC）系国内首家致力于媒体艺术之展示、研究/创作及学术交流的非营利性艺术机构。 通过展览、驻留、奖学金、讲座、工作坊及相关文献的梳理与出版， CAC为媒体艺术在全球语境中的论述、生产及传播开拓了一个多样化且富有活力的平台。
CAC于2013年由企业家张庆红、独立策展人李振华与媒体艺术家胡介鸣创立，推出了“补时（Extra Time）”以及“邵志飞与胡介明双个展（Jeffrey Shaw & HU Jieming Duo Solo Exhibitions）”等一系列开拓项目。自2015年起，在媒体艺术策展人张尕教授的指导下, CAC重组其结构，成立了由知名学者、艺术家及策展人组成的国际顾问委员会启动了多个跨学科项目; 举办了一系列大型个览，包括：奥地利艺术家托马斯·费因斯坦（Thomas Feuerstein）的 “灵赋（Psychoprosa）”，美国艺术家克里斯·萨尔特（Chris Salter）的 “体感场（Haptic Field）”，芬兰艺术家特瑞可·哈波亚（Terike Haapoja）的“闭合回路，开放过程（Closed Circuit – Open Duration）”等；主办并联合主办了多个主题性群展， 包括： “电子世界的民谣（Folklore of the Cyber World）2015年威尼斯双年展中国馆线上平行展” ，“三个屋子（Three Rooms）”中、韩、德青年媒体艺术家巡展，与巴塞尔电子艺术中心（HeK）合作巡展 “非真实：算法之当下（unREAL. The Algorithmic Present）”，以及卡尔斯鲁厄艺术与媒体中心（ZKM）及白南准艺术中心合作的巡展“术问：真实的回归（Datumsoria: The Return of the Real）”等；并联合列奥纳多/国际艺术、科学与技术协会(Leonardo/ISAST)以及中央美术学院共同主办了“列奥纳多艺术、科学与技术”系列讲座；CAC也结合年度展览规划及时推出包括工作坊、读书会、专题讲座等各类公共教育项目。
Chronus Art Center (CAC) is China’s first nonprofit art organization dedicated to the presentation, research / creation and scholarship of media art. CAC with its exhibitions, residency-oriented fellowships, lectures and workshop programs and through its archiving and publishing initiatives, creates a multifaceted and vibrant platform for the discourse, production and dissemination of media art in a global context. CAC is positioned to advance artistic innovation and cultural awareness by critically engaging with media technologies that are transforming and reshaping contemporary experiences.
CAC is founded in 2013 by the entrepreneur Dillion ZHANG, independent curator LI Zhenhua, and artist HU Jieming, and presented pioneering projects such as Extra Time with Raqs Media Collective and Jeffrey Shaw & HU Jieming Duo Solo Exhibitions, among others. Since 2015, under the artistic direction of ZHANG Ga, curator and professor of media art, and with the support of a newly established international advisory board consisted of leading scholars, artists and museum professionals, CAC has restructured its programming by launching a series of interdisciplinary projects and solo exhibitions, which include: Psychoprosa by the Austrian artist Thomas Feuerstein; Haptic Field by the American artist Chris Salter; Closed Circuit – Open Duration by the Finnish artist Terike Haapoja. CAC also presented and co-presented several thematic group exhibitions such as: Folklore of the Cyber World, a parallel online project of the Chinese Pavilion @ la Biennale di Venezia 2015; Three Rooms, a touring exhibition by young media artists from China, South Korea and Germany; unREAL:The Algorithmic Present, co-presented by House of Electronic Art Basel (HeK); and Datumsoria: The Return of the Real, co-presented by ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. CAC has also initiated the Leonardo Art, Science and Technology Lecture Series, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST and China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). CAC routinely produces educational programs in association with its annual exhibition program, which feature artist talks, workshops, reading seminars, and performances to further engage the public for focused discussions and knowledge sharing.