incarnation - Liu Yue
2019.11.30 - 2020.02.24
Artists: Liu Yue
Liu Yue: Incarnation
November 30th 2019 – February 24th 2020
 
CLC Gallery Venture is pleased to present Liu Yue’s Incarnation, the artist’s third exhibition with the gallery after the Mass in 2016, and Owl in 2018. Bringing together a substantial group of found objects and scavenged materials, Incarnation furthers the artist’s long-term project Maximized Uniqueness, and explores the constantly evolving relationship between materiality and spatiality.
Liu Yue is known for his long-term, system atic and laborious development of chiefly two projects: Cognitive Studies, and Maximized Uniqueness, both started in 2006. While the former pertains to the decontextualised specifics and the uncanny nature of the topological mundane, the latter is in conversation with the legacy of the Arte Povera movement, the history of Conceptual Art - Baldessarian or Kosuthianalike - and the spatial principles of the Minimalism, and proposes a notion of the universal that is at once fundamental and other worldly in nature. Occupying the whole of the CLC Gallery Venture space, the Incarnation consists of a number of found objects, displaced mirror glass, used kitchen ventilationpipes, and a pair of tall and short rusty, erect, metallic centerpieces; the totality of the large-scale installation with its numerous seemingly arbitrary constructs is specifically conceived for the space, evoking a certain notion of a romanticised, disproportioned Gothic aesthetics, and a manifestation of materiality where functionality and religiosity are meticulously quantified, largely erodedby the reflective elements in the exhibition, an......