Lu Yang is currently included in the group presentation, ‘Ultra Unreal’, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney. The exhibition is curated by Anna Davis and on view through 2 October 2022.
Ultra Unreal presents the works of six artists and collectives whose practices are connected to nightlife ecosystems across the globe. Club Ate (Sydney), Korakrit Arunanondchai and Alex Gvojic (Bangkok & New York), Lawrence Lek (London), Lu Yang (Shanghai), and Saeborg (Tokyo) build worlds that blend myth and reality, simulating more-than-human futures, evolving belief systems and fluid frameworks of being.
Drawing inspiration from Ning Ken’s concept of the ultra-unreal, the exhibition reflects on the relevance of mythmaking today and its role in navigating complex realities and creating new worlds. It examines how mythologies can be used to reveal hidden histories and reorientate visions of the future, raising questions about what we believe in and how our beliefs emerge.
Further information available on the MCA website here.