The Long Museum (West Bund) is proud to present one of China’s most celebrated female artists, Yu Hong, with a large comprehensive survey of her work, “The World of Saha”, curated by Jérôme Sans.
More than a retrospective, this exhibition is envisioned as an “introspective” into her unique and wide-ranging vocabulary. Yu Hong is primarily known for several series of paintings that she has developed since the beginning of her artistic practice, and this exhibition will trace her evolution into new realms which encompass her painterly reflection through new approaches.
Half-Hundred Mirrors No.9 | Artist:Yu Hong | Acrylic on canvas, 2018
Weight | Artist:Yu Hong | Acrylic on canvas, 2018
The exhibition unfolds her world as a visual opera developed here into four different acts, revealing several parallel universes that subdivide into distinct periods:
“Time of Rebirth”, her lifelong commitment to a series of “Portraits”, “Half-Hundred Mirrors” and “Witness to Growth”.
Yu Hong's creative inspiration is known to be grounded in her personal life and everyday surroundings, building a world that ingeniously fuses different perceptions of time, memories and the evolution of emotional states related to her personal inner world. She explores the mutations of women’s everyday lives in China’s changing social, political and cultural debates.