In collaboration with Shanghai eArts Festival and CTM.10, transmediale.10 presents a night of performance and music examining China as one of the motifs of its theme 'Futurity Now!'. With China often presented as the future of artistic practices and markets, the festival gives the stage to Chinese artists who reveal the relationship between China and the future to be in fact complex, dialogic and in a process of continual self-definition.
Featuring four artists who represent a new wave of Chinese practitioners working beyond the constraints of social, political or geographical identity, Myths Of The Near Future will open up an axis between China and Berlin, exploring a future dialogue based on shared values of experimentation, digital practice and cultural exchange. The evening begins in Cafe Global with a special reception to announce eARTS 2010 and is followed by Auditorium performances from Feng Mengbo, FM3_Zhang (Zhang Jian) and Aaaijiao (Xu Wenkai). Having been invited to Documenta in 1997 and 2002, Feng Mengbo is recognised as one of China's leading media artists. With FM3, Zhang Jian has gained exposure all over the world as the creator of the Buddha Machine. Aaajiao (Xu Wenkai) is an international blogger and the creator of we-need-money-not-art.com. Ben Huang, the man responsible for bringing Beijing's club scene to Europe (and vice versa) completes the evening with a DJ set in the Cafe Global of HKW.
The concert is part of this year's series of concerts and performances, jointly programmed by transmediale and CTM > read more.