Building upon the success of its previous guest curator programs, ASIA NOW has invited X Zhu-Nowell, Assistant Curator at the Guggenheim New York, to devise this year’s Curatorial Platform. Taking its title from the popular internet abbreviation IRL {In Real Life}, the Platform celebrates an emerging generation of artists who are digital natives and whose work critically engages with new media, issues of technology, and the challenges of contemporary art practice within our new sensorial environments.

Works included in the IRL {In Real Life} Platform approach the subject of digital media and technology through a broader conceptual lens, instead of the often conceived realm of technology as “cutting-edge”, “innovative”, or even “awe-inspiring”.

The IRL {In Real Life} Platform will be enacted in four sections, each of the sections referring to a different mode of interaction: Unboxing, Peer-to-Peer, Hyperlink, and Chat Room.

The practice of Chando Ao (b. 1990, China and US) focuses on making machinery works that distribute a sensory experience to its audience. In experiencing this unique sensation that the artist has created and directed, the audience simultaneously obtains a new connection to the existing world.

Wang Ye (b. 1991, China) works on multimedia and interdisciplinary projects that join together theory, practice, and form in an output characterized by a close engagement with allegorical narrative and the symbolic activation of images. Initially inspired by the history of image production and display, his work attempts to navigate and model the use of endlessly proliferated information and images.

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  • 03.16.202404.27.2024
  • Anastazie Anderson
  • Imitation of Life
  • 03.25.202403.30.2024
  • Wang Ye, Chando Ao, Pauline Rintsch
  • Supper Club
  • 03.26.202403.30.2024
  • Huidi Xiang
  • i made it.
  • 01.27.202403.09.2024
  • Tim Enthoven
  • morals as materials
  • 01.27.202403.09.2024
  • Bjørn Sparrman
  • Ideals Fulfilled
  • 12.09.202301.20.2024
  • Anna-Maria Škroba
  • Mana Anna
  • 10.21.202312.02.2023
  • Group show
  • Offworlds
  • 06.03.202307.01.2023
  • Group show
  • Bodies, reciprocal motions: Yale MFA Sculpture Class of 2023
  • 04.15.202305.27.2023
  • Group show
  • this sentence no sentence
  • 12.9.202201.14.2023
  • Group show
  • YY OS Gold Canopy
  • 11.10.202211.13.2022
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2022
  • 10.29.202212.03.2022
  • David OReilly
  • Corona Voicemails
  • 12.11.202101.16.2022
  • Tim Enthoven
  • house
  • 11.11.202111.14.2021
  • Group show
  • West Bund Art Fair 2021
  • 06.12.202107.11.2021
  • Group show
  • Everyday is a New Day
  • 03.01.2020Forever
  • MOS architects
  • With a Mezzanine
  • 06.11.2020Forever
  • Chando Ao
  • 32112322222
  • 03.03.202003.09.2020
  • Group Show
  • SPRING/BREAK 2020
  • 11.07.201911.10.2019
  • Group Show / Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2019
  • 10.15.201910.20.2019
  • Chando Ao, Wang Ye
  • In Real Life_YveYANG at Asia Now Paris
  • 04.2706.01.2019
  • Group Show
  • Postmasters Hosts YveYANG
  • 03.0603.09.2019
  • Chando Ao
  • Ecological Dreaming
  • 03.0403.11.2019
  • Art Fair
  • SPRING/BREAK Art Show
  • 01.1701.20.2019
  • Art Fair
  • UNTITLED Art San Francisco
  • 11.0611.25.2018
  • David OReilly
  • Eye of the Dream
  • 11.0711.11.2018
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2018
  • 02.1403.08.2018
  • Group Show
  • Time Square
  • 11.0911.12.2017
  • Art Fair
  • West Bund Art & Design 2017
  • 10.0111.02.2017
  • Chando Ao
  • I am A Fish
  • 04.2805.14.2017
  • Sam Ghantous
  • 🏛 🔀
  • 04.0704.30.2017
  • Bjørn Sparrman
  • Two Pieces
  • 02.0302.26.2017
  • Group Show
  • Bits n’ Bobs
  • 12.0212.31.2016
  • Joint Exhibition
  • Less is More More or Less
  • 10.0711.18.2016
  • Liao Fei
  • Perspective
  • 08.0909.30.2016
  • Amba Sayal-Bennett
  • Diffraction Metis
  • 07.0108.10.2016
  • Group Show
  • Merry Go Round