Asia Now, Europe’s art fair dedicated exclusively to contemporary Asian art will take place from
October 16 to 20 in 9, avenue Hoche - Paris.
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.
16 –20 October 2019
9 avenue Hoche