aaajiao. illy Present Future 2019

#1 Deep Simulator. The Teaser

#2 Deep Simulator. The Game

#3 aaajiao in conversation with Marianna Vecellio

#4 Carlo Bach on the illy Present Future Prize

#5 Ilaria Bonacossa on the illy Present Future Prize

#6 Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev on the illy Present Future Prize

On the occasion of the illy Present Future Prize, the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition by the Chinese artist aaajiao (Xi’an, Shaanxi, 1984) Deep Simulator, 2020, a new multimedia installation designed in particular for the projects room of the Manica Lunga of the Castello di Rivoli. The exhibition is curated by Marianna Vecellio.

Specially conceived for the Castello di Rivoli project room, Deep Simulator, 2020, is the first exhibition of the Chinese artist at an Italian institution. The project presents a space that is both real and virtual at the same time: a new multimedia installation consisting of an environment – a room set up with a playstation and surreal wall elements evocative of tree branches designed by a digital algorithm – and a metagame.

This section of the site is designed as an incubator, where you can experiment with collateral and in-depth digital content related to the artist’s practice and the illy Present Future Award.