For the Inaugural Creative China Festival, Special Special in collaboration with Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) presents LUYANG Asia Character Setting Show. Featuring edgy garment design and contemporary Chinese media art by the acclaimed contemporary artist and designer Lu Yang.
Lu’s video and new media art merges science, computer programming, and digital imaging technologies (e.g. infrared camera image and X-ray), with moving image and various types of new media. Her fashion design, which is part of her own label: Lu Yang Asia, is deeply rooted in the context of anime, gaming, and sci-fi subcultures. As well as exploring complex issues such as mortality, mental illness, neuroscience, religion, and sexuality.
Presented as part of the Creative China Festival, this presentation of Lu Yang’s new media art and fashion designs offers an insight into the current trends of contemporary Chinese art and fashion exploring elements of edgy, urban and anime-inspired culture.
Lu Yang (b.1984) is a Shanghai-based multi-media artist who creates fantastical, often morbid visions of death, mental illness, and neurological constructs of both real lifeforms and deities. Her work is deeply immersed in the subcultures of anime, video games, and sci-fi. Lu Yang earned two degrees from the new media art department of the China Academy of Arts. Her work has been presented both in China and abroad, including USA, Japan, Germany, Denmark, UK, Turkey, Canada, Russia, and Australia. In 2015, her work was presented in the China Pavilion of the 2015 Venice Biennale.