The exhibition explore how Chinese and international artists use surrogates, proxies, and avatars to expand the notion of being human. It looks at the original personae that artists are animating: ones that amplify current social and emotional conditions and speculate on potential future states.
With the rise of artificial intelligence, the social web and gaming, the process of adopting newly invented personae is now a common part of popular culture and daily life. Stand-ins for the self, for feelings and products, and for values and beliefs have expanded our lives and sense of possibility.
Altogether, the works in “After us” show artists who are not just considering the future, but also actively rewriting the definition of what it means to be human today.
Admission for this exhibition: RMB 60
- CHEN Zhou, "Life Imitation", 2016, Video file, 1:22 min, Image courtesy of the artist