FUTURE PASS: YANG NA - MU LEI - OLIVIER PAUWELS - HAN YAJUAN

Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

8 Dec, 2011 - 11 Mar, 2012


With 'Future Pass', the Wereldmuseum is presenting the new aesthetics that will dominate the 21st century, just as abstract art dominated the 20th century. More than 130 artists from around the world will show their works: paintings, sculptures, installations, films and photos. After its successful showing at the Venice Biennale, this international exhibition will open at the Wereldmuseum on 8 December.

Future Pass – From Asia to the World

'Future Pass' demonstrates an international movement in art which uses a visual language inspired by animation and comics. The two words are combined to give the style its name: 'Animamix'. Animamix artists draw on popular art and comic strips in order to comment on contemporary society. Their other source of inspiration is the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang: of keeping the universe in balance. The narrative character of animamix art is also Asiatic. Perpetually youthful cartoon heroes do battle for a liveable planet, while silent individuals tell stories of their survival in a globalised society.


The artworks are exhibited under five themes

East - West
Past - Future
Yin - Yang
Universal – Individual
Virtual – Real