On view 14 September through till 22 October 2023, MUDEC Museum, Milan, hosts Lu Yang’s new iteration of Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year: DOKU Experience Center. In 2022 Lu Yang was awarded the prestigious Deutsche Bank international prize dedicated to Contemporary Art.
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 the real and digital body and finds expression above all in dance, a recurring theme in his practice.
DOKU Experience Center 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