Current

  • LLD (LikuLikuDance), 2017, animation, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    LLD (LikuLikuDance), 2017, animation, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    Electromagnetic Brainology (video still), 2017, 5 channel video, 13:34

    Electromagnetic Brainology (video still), 2017, 5 channel video, 13:34

    Lu Yang: Encephalon Heaven, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    Lu Yang: Encephalon Heaven, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    God of the Brain (video still), 2017, video, 8:03

    God of the Brain (video still), 2017, video, 8:03

    LuYang Delusional Crime and Punishment, 2016, video, 14:37, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    LuYang Delusional Crime and Punishment, 2016, video, 14:37, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    TMS Exorcism, 2017, video, installation, 15:35, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    TMS Exorcism, 2017, video, installation, 15:35, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    Electromagnetic Brainology Magic Girls, 2017, installation, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    Electromagnetic Brainology Magic Girls, 2017, installation, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    Hearse Delusional Mandala, 2015, a series of artificial crystals, installation view, M WOODS 2017

    Hearse Delusional Mandala, 2015, a series of artificial crystals, installation view, M WOODS 2017

Lu Yang: Encephalon Heaven
October 28, 2017 - February 11, 2018

 

M WOODS welcomes visitors to the world of Lu Yang, an ambitious solo exhibition comprising three new commissions and a constellation of previous works that include sculpture, film, installation, performance and video games. A leading figure among a young generation of new media artists, Lu Yang’s creative practice often satirizes efforts to demystify human experience through scientific theory, dismantling them with humor and fluency in the language of popular culture. Citing knowledge gleaned from the realms of neurology and biology, her works also reflect an ongoing interest in spirituality as a state of being pursued through different forms of religion and creative expression. 

 

Capturing a breadth of influences from hip hop to techno, punk and gothic street style, gaming, anime, and the practice of Otaku, Lu Yang’s mesmerizing, multisensory environments reflect the dynamic amorphism of today’s globalized cultural climate and the semi-porous understandings we use to define the current historical moment of China and beyond. The artist’s first exhibition at a non-profit institution in China, and the first solo show by a Chinese artist at M WOODS, Lu Yang: Encephalon Heaven brings together many of her best-known works while pointing to new directions within her practice.