Galerie Urs Meile is honored to announce the latest solo exhibition of young artist Cao Yu (b. 1988, Liaoning province), Passing Through the Human World. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition at Galerie Urs Meile. This exhibition includes short videos, photography, multimedia installation, performance, sculpture and on-canvas art. While much of Cao Yu’s creations in the early years after her graduation from the academy were rooted in her own individual experience, her recent works attempt to cut right to the heart of the ultimate theme of human nature, creating a highly distinctive and incisive artistic interpretation revolving around such subjects as living, encounters and separation.
For Cao Yu,
creation is about living. She says, “Life is like sitting on a crooked
bench. No matter
how you sit, it’s always awkward and uncomfortable. Art is like a weapon
given to me by the gods, allowing me to be fearless in art.” We all
seek meaning in our lives. Some people find it, and some people become
lost. Where we are lost is where the unconsciousness grows.
The human world has never been our final destination, but in the human world, we have encountered countless meetings and partings. We are merely passing through.