Lu Yang animates Tibetan deities in China’s Pavilion at Venice Biennale
By Barbara Pollack
Work by Lu Yang in China’s pavilion.
ITALY---China’s pavilion, located at the very end of the Arsenale, is the best since its entry to Venice. At the other end of the spectrum, the pavilion also featured the young Shanghai video artist Lu Yang, the only female in the pavilion. Her 3-D animations feature references to Tibetan deities, updated to the 21st century, as in one in which a neuroscientist analyzes the chemical imbalances in the brain of a particularly angry deity. None of this should overshadow the true strength of her work, which synthesizes the intricacy of ancient mandalas with the zeitgeist of science fiction. [link]