Lu Yang Arcade 陸揚機房

When 17 Oct 2014 - 23 Nov 2014
Where Multiple locations

Two-venue New York debut of Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang

Lu Yang Arcade
Oct 25-Nov 3, 2014
Wallplay | 118 Orchard St.
Reception with roof-top projection: Oct 28, 7-10pm

Lu Yang Selected Videos
Oct 17-Nov 23, 2014
Ventana244 | 244 N 6th St., Brooklyn
Asian Contemporary Art Week reception: Oct 29, 5-7:30pm

Performance at the Field Meeting,
key program of Asian Contemporary
Art Week 2014 | Asia Society Museum, 725 park avenue, Oct 26.
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Artist talk at Residency Unlimited |
#4 360 court street, Brooklyn, Oct 29, 7-8:30pm

Lu Yang Arcade, the first New York solo exhibition of the Shanghai-based artist Lu Yang (b. 1984), presents some of her key projects since 2011 and new works commissioned for the exhibition that feature fantastical, often morbid visions of death, sexuality (or a-sexuality), illness, and neurological constructs of both real life-forms and religious icons. An experimental retrospective that captures her interest in games and virtual realms as sites for manipulative, provocative, and critical possibilities, the show transforms the storefront of Wallplay (118 Orchard St.) into of a vintage arcade featuring interactive games, videos installations, and a shop of bizarre objects—including candy-hued cancer cell jewelry. Lu Yang Selected Videos will be screened at Ventana224 (244 N 6th street), tackily decorated to simulate a video rental.

In conjunction with the solo exhibition, Lu Yang will produce—in collaboration with acclaimed composer Du Yun—a special performance derived from her Cancer Baby project (2014) at the FIELD MEETING (October 26, 2014), key program of the Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014, and an artist talk/panel on October 29, 2014 at Residency Unlimited that takes a closer look at a practice at the intersection of bio-art, ludic aesthetics, and social engagement, examining the various facets that inform her creative process: neuroscience, religion, and being immersed in the subcultures of anime, video games, and sci-fi.

Curated by Xin Wang

Lu Yang (b. 1984) earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in new media art under the tutelage of Zhang Peili at the China Academy of Art from 2003 to 2010. Her works have been featured in important solo and group exhibitions at the UCCA (Beijing), Centre Pompidou (Paris), and DFB Performance Gallery (Chicago), Chronus Art Center (Shanghai), Momentum (Berlin), and Tampa Museum of Art. Lu Yang currently splits her time between Beijing and Shanghai.

Xin Wang is a curator and writer based in New York. A recent graduate from Columbia University’s MA program in Art History, she has worked as the research assistant on Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-organized the panel “Magiciens de la Terre and China: Looking Back 25 Years” with Asia Art Archive in America. Continuing her research responsibilities at the Met, she is also the associate curator of Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014. Writings have appeared on Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the Metropolitan Museum’s blog, Hyperallergic, Leap, and Modern Art Asia.

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