future world

Spring 2021

A century ago, Europe was just limping out of World War I, and the anarchic seeds of Modernism were spreading throughout a traumatized world. A century from today is hard to envision. But that hasn’t stopped some artists from trying.

Art is thoroughly rooted in reality, after all. Its form and subject matter are influenced by the evolution of technology and political, economic or social climate. The future may be bright, it may be dire, but it remains to be shaped by ideas yet unthought.

In the spirit of looking forward to the uncertain world 100 years hence, the exhibition collects a broad range of artists who have predicted what the world will look like in a century. Some artists use their artwork to show how future will be connected, global, or needs to be sustainable. The others show imagination of the future technology, environment, and human beings ‘life.



2022© Chenxi Lu