Tag: religion

  • Essay on Lu Yang for the 56th Venice Biennial China Pavillion catalogue

    Essay on Lu Yang for the 56th Venice Biennial China Pavillion catalogue

    Lu Yang: Anatomy of the Idols “Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition.” –Alan Turing When Walter Benjamin wrote about the aura of the work of art, he most certainly didn’t mean that it could be a physical, detachable thing, but of elusive nature, like divinity.

  • Lu Yang: Arcade, published as Hyperallergic Essay

    The arcade is more than a place to play games. It promises a critical distance from reality, creativity independent of usefulness, and realms of fantasy that are “resistant, but not oppositional, in relation to the dominant societal logic,” as Graeme Kirkpatrick put it in “Aesthetic Theory and the Video Game.” Under its powerful reward system […]