Lu Yang’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland, titled ‘LuYang Vibratory Field‘, has opened at the Kunsthalle Basel, on view through 21 May, 2023.
LuYang Vibratory Field at Kunsthalle Basel is one of the most comprehensive presentations of the artist’s production from the last decade, nearly every room evokes a different cosmos spawned from the videos featured within them.
To enter the exhibition is to find oneself in a dimly lit temple of sorts. It is lined with flags and banners in the spirit of a religious festival, with four altars flanking its sides. Each of these serves as a viewing station featuring an individual work made by the artist in the years just after he graduated from art school. And each of these depicts different epic battles between neuroscience and religion—with the titles hinting at their darkly humorous gatherings of “wrathful gods” and “transcranial exorcisms.”
From the temple to the airport, the different spaces of the exhibition are testimony to Lu Yang’s wildly frenetic imagination. Winner of the 2022 Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” award, his world-building proves to be as much virtual as physical. In the exhibition— one of the most comprehensive presentations of this artist’s production of the past decade— visitors experience an immersive journey into the persistent themes driving Lu Yang’s practice. The works’ humor, depth, and singular magnetism open doors to worlds (and the concerns that accompany them) that may look terrifying and strange but also, at times, not so far from our own.
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