Pékin Fine Arts is proud to present Lover and Artist, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of work by Beijing-based artist Fang Lu (b. 1981, Guangzhou). The exhibition continues Fang’s collaboration with the gallery following her participation in last year’s Wong Chuk Hang Roof Video Party, a group exhibit of 16 video artists’ works curated by Carol Yinghua Lu. As the title suggests, Fang’s latest exhibition explores the surprising symmetries that exist between an individual possessed by amorous feelings and a person compelled by creative impulses.
Fang’s three-part multi-media installation at Pékin Fine Arts in Wong Chuk Hang includes two related video works and a new, text-based LED installation. In Automatic Happening (dual-channel video, 29’, 2010) the main character stands in a half-empty space holding an array of random objects, busying herself by assigning strange tasks to each item. She drifts from food preparation to object decorating, all to no obvious end or purpose. She works incessantly, without finishing anything, her face hidden behind the pink motorcycle helmet that protects her against risk of injury from household work.
(text source: Pékin Fine Arts)
Fang Lu, Automatic Happening, Video, Two Channels, Sound, 29`, 16:9, 2010; Courtesy of the artist & Pékin Fine Arts
More on Fang Lu (b. 1981, Guangzhou, China)
Fang Lu's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Space Station, Beijing (2010), Borges Libreria Institute of Contemporary Art, Guangzhou (2011); and in group exhibitions such as the Shenzhen Sculpture Biennial (2012), CAFAM Future Exhibition (2012), and in Museu do Oriente in Lisbon (2011), Walter & Mcbean Gallery in San Francisco (2008), Contemporary Artist Center in Massachusetts (2004) and other places. She is co-founder of Video Bureau, an independent video archive resource in Beijing and Guangzhou.
(text source: Artist's Website)
Education: BFA, Graphic Design department at School of Visual Art in New York, 2005. MFA, the New Genres department at the San Francisco Arts Institute, 2007.
(Image on top: Fang Lu, Lovers Are Artists (Part2), 2012, HD Video, Single Channel, Sound , 11”50’ / 16:9; Courtesy of the artist & Pékin Fine Arts)