LuYang

LuYang Vibratory Field

LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Philipp Hänger /Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, Electromagnetic Brainology, 2017, installation view, in: LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, Material World Knight, 2018, installation view, in: LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, Material World Knight, 2018, installation view, in: LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, Electromagnetic Brainology Brain Control Messenger, 2018, installation view, in: LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang Delusional Mandala, 2015, installation view, in: LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang the Destroyer – Game, 2021, installation view, in: LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel

LuYang, portrait, in the exhibition: LuYang, LuYang Vibratory Field, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023, photo: Philipp Hänger /Kunsthalle Basel

Exhibition poster for LuYang Vibratory Field by LuYang, Kunsthalle Basel, 2023. Design: Dimitri Erhard

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LuYang takes the human as the center point of an investigation that deploys the cultures of anime, Buddhism, digital technology, gaming, Indonesian dance rituals, neuroscience, and sci-fi to mine the mess (and magic) of the human condition. The resulting artworks are engrossing, fantastical, and sometimes grotesque techno-psychedelic videos, installations, and computer games that tackle topics of such magnitude as life, death, reincarnation, or even global destruction. For LuYang Vibratory Field at Kunsthalle Basel, the Shanghai-born artist’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland and one of the most comprehensive presentations of the artist’s production from the last decade, nearly every room will evoke a different cosmos spawned from the videos featured within them.

Press clippings:
Virtuelle und reale Welt fliessen zusammen, SRF (01/2023)
LuYang: I feel free when I create to fuck up everything, Radio X (01/2023)
Von der Bedeutung des Menschseins, Basel Live (01/2023)
Wenn süsse Roboter über das Leben philosophieren, SRF (01/2023)
Level-up: Mit dieser Kunst können Sie Gamen, bz Basel (02/2023)