Lu Yang starts BMW Art Journey in Jan 2020. Shanghai-based artist to try tellurian caricature of robots by capturing a movements of dancers in Indonesia and India.

Munich/Hong Kong. BMW Art Journey leader Lu Yang (represented by the
gallery Société, Berlin) starts her tour to Indonesia and India in
Jan 2020. Lu Yang is a eighth target of a BMW Art Journey,
a partnership between Art Basel and BMW, combined to commend and
support rising artists worldwide. The artist aims to try human
caricature of robots by capturing a movements of dancers in Indonesia
and India. 

Lu Yang’s BMW Art Journey “Human Machine Reverse Motion Capture
Project” will take her in Jan 2020 to Bali (Indonesia) and Kerala
(India) study how a tellurian physique can be lerned to overcome its
earthy limitations. Her investigate will try a deployment of the
tellurian physique in chronological and present-day cultures. Steeped in the
latest digital technologies, Lu will occupy worldly motion
constraint inclination to record dancers’ gestures, including facial, finger-
and eye-capture techniques that can collect and analyse a subtlest
physique movements, and will impersonate these regulating robotic technologies.

For her research, Lu will accommodate dancers of Legong, a traditional
Balinese dance and practitioners of Kathakali in India. In Legong, for
example, transformation is tranquil to such a grade that dancers are able
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.

Lu Yang’s BMW Art Journey will demeanour into how humans negotiate
their elaborating attribute with machines that might eventually surpass
tellurian limitations.

“The BMW Art Journey gives a good starting indicate for long-term
investigate projects. This is not usually an art journey. It will be a
smashing start for me to open a new section of my creation. we am very
most looking brazen to this destiny 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.

Art Basel and BMW will combine with a artist to document
a tour and share it with a broader open by print
publications, online and amicable media.

About Lu Yang

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 a subcultures of anime, video games, and
Science-Fiction, a outlay of her artistic use spans 3D-animated
films, video diversion installations, holograms, neon, VR and software
manipulation, mostly with sincere Japanese manga and anime references.
Her work was displayed in exhibitions during Kulturforum, Berlin; Centre
Pompidou, Paris; M Woods, Beijing; Shanghai Biennale; and Athens Biennale.

Lu Yang was announced as a subsequent BMW Art Journey leader during
Art Basel in Basel in 2019. The general jury of experts included
Claire Hsu, Executive Director Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Matthias
Mühling, Director Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Patrizia
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Founder and President of Fondazione Sandretto
Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Philip Tinari, Director Ullens Center for
Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing; and Samson Young, artist and winner
of a initial BMW Art Journey.

The subsequent BMW Art Journey shortlist of 3 artists will be
announced in Mar 2020 during Art Basel in Hong Kong.

Launched in 2015, a BMW Art Journey is a partnership between
Art Basel and BMW, combined to commend and support rising artists
worldwide. Now in a 5th year a beginning is evolving. Starting in
2020, a round of authorised artists will be broadened. It will
embody rising and mid-career artists participating during Art Basel in
Hong Kong represented not usually by galleries in a Discoveries sector,
though also by galleries that were founded no some-more than 10 years ago. A
judging row comprised of internationally eminent experts accommodate first
to name a shortlist of 3 artists from a sector, who are then
invited to contention proposals for a tour directed to serve develop
their ideas and artistic work. The jury reconvenes to select a winner
from a 3 proposals.

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For serve questions greatfully contact:
Prof. Dr Thomas
BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs
of Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49-89-382-24753

Email: [email protected]


Dorothee Dines
Art Basel Global
Head of Media
Telephone: + 41 58 206 27 06
Email: [email protected]

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determined artists are invited to contention a moving-image work that
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