Journal

Art Basel Conversations - Timur Si-Qin and Lu Yang

The Singularity: Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

Virtual reality is increasingly being used as a medium within the parameters of art: a development that connects to the way technology is increasingly shaping the way we live. How are artists engaging with this emergent techno-reality, and what future do they see?

Timur Si-Qin, Artist, Berlin Lu Yang, Artist, Shanghai Kening Zhu, Assistant Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Moderated by Victoria Chang, Director of VIVE Arts, HTC, London.

 

 

Neurocore: Lu Yang

Can human beings mutate into we are historically used to call “gods” with the help of advanced technology? The Shanghai based artist discusses her interest in the physiology of the human brain, religious narratives, and the aesthetics of gaming and anime in relation to her hyper-stimulating, arcade-like installations. Read more on Mousse Magazine

YUEN HSIEH X LU YANG

From a young age, I feel that the characters in the anime are easily pretty drawn only a few strokes. How can people be so tired and still look so ugly? I have Chūnibyō illness so it is easy to get into the role when cosplaying. Read and watch on Yuen Hsieh Vimeo

Living Content

Timur Si-Qin and Katja Novitskova in conversation

Katja Novitskova, born in 1984 in Tallinn, is currently based in Berlin, and Timur Si-Qin, born in 1984 in Berlin, is based in New York. Katja and Timur’s long friendship stems from their shared passion for nature and philosophy. Here, in the second issue of Living Content, they reminisce about their beginnings in art, their community spanning Berlin and Amsterdam, and they also discuss their interest in deep time, ecology and evolution. Read more on Living Content.

Kunst aus der Schweiz

Kaspar Müller for Ricola

Kaspar Müller fotografierte eine rote Glaskugel vor einem hochalpinen Panorama. Die Aufnahmen für dieses Bild entstanden in einem Walliser Bergdorf unterhalb der Baumgrenze mit Blick auf den Grande Dent de Veisivi (3418 m ü. M.), den Dent de Perroc (3676 m ü. M.) und den westlich vom Matterhorn gelegenen und von der Kugel verdeckten Dent d’Hérens (4171 m ü. M). Kaspar Müller untersucht mit seinen Arbeiten die Wahrnehmung einer Realität, die selbst schon Bild oder Zitat ist: Populärkultur und Warenwelt halten dafür viele Beispiele bereit, die er in seinen Werken aufgreift und künstlerisch befragt. Download at ricola.ch