Sophie Salamon

  • picks May 10, 2014

    Lu Yang

    For her debut solo exhibition at Ren Space, Shanghai native Lu Yang presents a new multimedia dreamscape that features an army of nauseatingly adorable cancer cell protagonists in videos, plush toys, figurines, paintings, and screenprints. The show’s conceptual centerpiece, Cancer Baby (all works 2014), is a gaudy video installation, in which a singing and dancing cancer cell lightheartedly chirps about the essential futility of the human struggle, while inviting viewers to sing along with various slogans, including, “Mommy, daddy, please don’t kill us.”

    The rest of the exhibition stems from this