Lu Yang Video Room
October 17–November 23, 2014
Opening reception: October 29, 5–7: 30 PM
Viewing hours:Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1–6PM
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Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Ventana 244: is pleased to present is proud to premiere Lu Yang Video Room, , a New York solo exhibition of selected videos by the Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang. Lu Yang Video Room presents six key projects that conjure fantastical, often morbid visions of death, sexuality (or a-sexuality), illness, and neurological constructs of both real life-forms and religious icons. Her experimental works capture an interest in games and virtual realms as sites for imaginative, provocative, and critical possibilities. Lu Yang also transforms the storefront of Ventana244 into a vintage video rental shop.
Cancerbaby (2014) HD video, 02:20 min
Using various mediums, such as animation, installation, jewelry, and 3D printing technology, Lu Yang metamorphosed cancer cells into animated characters in dazzling colors, mediums and formats. The beauty of the characters, typical of Lu Yang's artistic approach, reveals much of irony and cruelty that must be negotiated in the real world.
UterusMan (2013) HD video 11:20 min
music by Square Loud The UterusMan project is an elaborate narrative featuring a superhero fighting to save a future world from an evolution crisis. This work deals with the hidden issues of sexual orientation, genetics, reproduction, and problems with evolution. The project will be released as a 3D animation, online game, and various other forms developed through open-source collaborations.
Reanimation!Underwater Zombie frog ballet! (2011) HD video 06:07 mi
music by Yasuda Takuro
The Cruel Electromagnetic Wave Above Absolute Zero (2012) HD video 04:25 min
music by Tombsound - This project consists of works made using a camera that forms images from infrared radiation. Under these temperature sensing mechanical eyes, substance and flesh, truth and falsehood, life and death, invasion and fusion disappear just like a magic mirror in a release of energy to stop life.
Krafttremor (2011) HD video 04:33 min
music by LuYang
Wrathful KingKong Core (2011) HD video 14:48 min
music by Yao Dajuin In Dharma-ending times, when all living things are unruly, afflicted with hubris, kindness and morality fade, evil and sin prevail, and none comprehend their true nature. This project is a foolhardy attempt to superimpose religious concepts of wrathful deities onto scientific theories of the brain's anger response mechanisms. Special thanks to Mr.Yao Dajuin for the soundtrack.
Lu Yang (b.1984) received international attention with her first solo exhibition in 2010 at ART LABOR which became a critic's pick with ART FORUM. Since then she has shown in the Shanghai Biennale, the Guangzhou Triennial, The Royal Academy in the UK. She has also earned residencies at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan and the SymbioticA Lab at the University of Western Australia. Lu Yang has been featured in VICE Magazine's Creator's Project twice. She is currently represented in China by Beijing Commune and Ren Space in Shanghai. Lu Yang graduated from The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou's new media program.
Asian Contemporary Art Week In conjunction with the solo exhibition at Ventana244, Lu Yang will present a special performance developed from her Cancer Baby project (2014) at the Field Meeting (October 26, 2014) during the Asian Contemporary Art Week, and an artist talk at Residency Unlimited that takes a closer look at a practice heavily informed by an immersion in the subcultures of anime, video games, and sci-fi on October 29, 2014.
In conjunction with her solo exhibitions, Lu Yang will present a special performance developed from her Cancer Baby project at the Field Meeting on October 26, 2014 during the Asian Contemporary Art Week . After the opening at Ventana244 Gallery in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, during an artist talk at Residency Unlimited Lu Yang shares a closer look at a practice heavily informed by an immersion in the subcultures of anime, video games, and sci-fi (both events are on October 29, 2014).
Oct 26th - Performance at the Field Meeting Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014 Asia Society Museum 725 Park Avenue (70 & 71 St.) For more info and rsvp visit www.acaw.info
Oct 29th - Artist talk 7-8:30 at Residency Unlimited #4 360 Court Street, Brooklyn (Union & President),
Oct 25-Nov 3 - 118 Orchard St. (Delancey & Orchard) 8am – 8pm daily Reception featuring roof-top projection: Oct 28, 2014, 7-10 pm Curator Press Release: Xin Wang