From 14 September to 22 October 2023, MUDEC hosts the new exhibition of “Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year”: on display DOKU Experience Center by the Chinese artist LuYang, who in 2022 won the prestigious Deutsche Bank international prize dedicated to art Contemporary.
Among the most interesting contemporary young Asian artists, LuYang is inspired by science fiction, manga, video games and techno culture, exploring hypermodern technologies and contents that concern posthumanism and transhumanism. His reflection blurs the distinctions between real and digital body and finds expression above all in dance, a recurring theme in his practice. The DOKU Experience Center exhibition is entirely dedicated to these themes and, in particular, to the virtual reincarnation of the artist – i.e. Dokusho Dokushi, or DOKU for short – into a gender-neutral avatar, a hyper-realistic figure whose face is modeled on his but can take different
likeness. The exhibition brings together and for the first time the six different avatars created by LuYang – Human, Heaven, Asura, Animal, Hungry Ghost, Hell – who embody the six realms of rebirth of Samsara, the karmic wheel of life which symbolizes the eternal cycle of birth, death and reincarnation