22 January 2011

Yang Yong: Lightscapes

Yang Yong
UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, 798 art district, Beijing


I am amazed of this great installation of 200 lamps with all kinds of decorations. Photos of pop icons, magazine covers and movie captures, fluffy materials and laces, all enlightening us. Each lamp is hand-painted. All are images that at some point of time made some impression on the artist.

There is too much light, too much information. You end up looking upwards until your neck starts to hurt. As in the information age, you notice some and ignore some of the images. Almost as interesting as the installation itself is seeing how other visitors percieve the artwork.

Yang Yong: Lightscape

Yang Yong: Lightscape