Accompanying Future Cities: Technopolis and Everyday Life at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), artist collective Jiū Society will take over the centre’s Gallery 2 with their ambitious multi-media installation, Lost in Shenzhen, first shown in China in 2016.
Jiū Society consists of three young artists Fang Di, Ji Hao and Jin Haofan. ‘Jiū’ is the Chinese Pinyin that ‘describes the sound of animals, birds and insects’ but also refers to the sound of kissing in Japanese. Since forming in 2015, Jiū Society has been creating works about the collective experience of the city, characterised by burgeoning economic growth, rapid urban regeneration and a coalescence of cultures. As the first generation born and raised in Shenzhen after the economic reform, they have witnessed the transformation of Pearl River Delta megalopolis: an area made up of some of the world’s most rapidly developing cities including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Hong Kong.