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Lu Yang comparison for subsequent BMW Art Journey. Shanghai-based artist to try tellurian caricature of robots by capturing a movements of dancers in Indonesia, India, and Japan.

Munich/Basel. Art Basel and BMW are gay to
benefaction Lu Yang as a subsequent BMW Art Journey winner. An international
jury comparison Lu Yang unanimously from a shortlist of 3 artists
whose works were exhibited in a Discoveries zone during this year’s
Art Basel uncover in Hong Kong. Lu Yang is represented by a gallery
Société in Berlin.

Lu Yang’s BMW Art Journey “Human Machine Reverse Motion
Capture Project
” is endangered with how a tellurian physique can
be lerned to overcome a earthy limitations. Her investigate will
try a deployment of a tellurian physique in chronological and present-day
cultures, looking during normal and contemporary dances used in
Indonesia, India, and Japan. Steeped in a latest digital
technologies, Lu Yang will occupy worldly suit constraint devices
to record a dancers’ gestures, including facial, finger- and
eye-capture techniques that can collect and investigate a subtlest body
movements, and will impersonate these regulating robotic technologies.

In Legong, a normal Balinese dance, for example, movement
is tranquil to such a grade that dancers are means to manipulate
their finger joints individually. The facial and eye movements of
India’s Kathakali dancers resemble a workings of sensors and motors
in modernized humanoid robots. A identical robotic pointing is expressed
in a Japanese cocktail dances. Thus, Lu Yang’s BMW Art Journey links
normal and complicated informative forms to radically transformative
contemporary technologies. In a incomparable sense, it will demeanour into how we
negotiate a elaborating attribute with machines that might ultimately
transcend a tellurian limitations. 

“Thank we for giving me a event to start a plan that
I’ve always wanted to do. The BMW Art Journey gives a good starting
indicate for long-term investigate projects. This is not only an art
journey. It will be a smashing start for me to open a new section of
my creation. we am really most looking brazen to this future
partnership and a art-making after this journey. we would also like
to appreciate a gallery Société in Berlin for entirely ancillary me”, says
Lu Yang.

The general jury consisted of Claire Hsu, Director, Asia
Art Archive, Hong Kong; Matthias Mühling, Director,
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich;
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, President
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Philip
, Director Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA),
Beijing; and Samson Young, artist and leader of the
initial BMW Art Journey.

“What we found sparkling about Lu Yang’s offer and work,” the
jury remarkable in a statement, “is a approach she draws connectors across
time, space, and embankment – traversing opposite realms – from
Kathakali and Legong dance to Japanese cocktail with a intensity future
robotic selves. She demonstrates that humanity’s hunt for an answer
to because we are here is continual – it only takes opposite forms.” The
due BMW Art Journey evokes obligatory dilemmas in today’s society,
a jury noted. “We appreciated a thought that a wording within
a database used for robotic tellurian expressions would be stretched to
embody a expressions found in mixed traditions – a most needed
enlargement of anxiety points in today’s world.”

Lu Yang was announced as a subsequent BMW Art Journey leader during the
BMW Cocktail Reception during Art Basel in Basel. Art Basel and BMW
will combine with a artist to request a tour and share it
with a broader open by imitation publications, online and amicable media.

In serve to Lu Yang, a shortlisted artists
from a Discoveries zone for rising artists during Art Basel in Hong
Kong were: Clarissa Tossin (represented by
Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles) and Shen Xin
(represented by Madeln Gallery, Shanghai).

Launched in 2015, a BMW Art Journey is a partnership between
Art Basel and BMW, combined to commend and support rising artists
worldwide. The singular endowment is open to artists who are exhibiting in
a Discoveries zone during Art Basel in Hong Kong. A judging panel
comprised of internationally eminent experts accommodate initial to name a
shortlist 3 artists from a sector, who are afterwards invited to
contention proposals for a tour directed to serve rise their ideas
and artistic work. The jury reconvenes to select a leader from the
3 proposals.

The BMW Art Journey has been awarded 7 times to date.
Previous winners include: sound and opening artist Samson
(presented by a.m. Space, Hong Kong during Art Basel’s Hong
Kong uncover in 2015), who represented Hong Kong during a 2017 Venice
Biennale; German video artists Henning Fehr and Philipp
(presented by Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf during Art
Basel’s Miami Beach uncover in 2015); British artist Abigail
(presented by Rokeby, London during Art Basel’s uncover in
Hong Kong in 2016) as good as Max Hooper Schneider
(presented by High Art, Paris during Art Basel’s Miami Beach uncover in
2016), Astha Butail (presented by GALLERYSKE, New
Dehli, Bangalore during Art Basel´s Hong Kong uncover in 2017), Jamal
(presented by Inman Gallery, Houston during Art Basel´s
Miami Beach uncover in 2017), and Zac Langdon-Pole
(presented by Michael Lett, Auckland during Art Basel’s uncover in Hong Kong
in 2018).

BMW is a tellurian partner of Art Basel and has upheld Art
Basel’s 3 shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong for many years.

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Art Basel
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Lu Yang during Société, Berlin
Lu Yang (b. 1984) is
a Shanghai-based multi-media artist, who graduated from a New Media
Art Department of a China Academy of Art. Deeply enthralled in the
subcultures of anime, video games, and Science-Fiction, a outlay of
her artistic use spans 3D-animated films, video game-like
installations, holograms, neon, VR and program manipulation, often
with sincere Japanese manga and anime references. Lu Yang has created
singular fantasies highlighting a infirmity of humankind. Departing
from Buddhist teachings that generate a genderless society, she
exploits her possess images as a car to imitate chaste visions of
herself. Her work was displayed in exhibitions during Centre Pompidou,
Paris; M Woods, Beijing; Shanghai Biennale; and Athens Biennale.

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