Wu Jiaru 吳佳儒 x RNH Space:
Luv for Sale
22 October - 28 November 2020
Love becoming consumer goods is the real mirror of this contemporary society. As modernism was born a century ago out of mass commodity culture and continued into the 21st century, it is dystopias rather than utopias that reflects modern sensibility. When something is not priced, it gets discarded without delay for its value fails to be defined. So does love.
In light of such conditions, only putting love in art up for sale can help human beings realise the importance of it. An artist like Wu Jiaru who often makes excursions in the world of mysticism and romanticism, is sparing no effort to turn the world inside out to manifest unconditional love through her practice of art. By building a unique version of utopia, where dystopian world is often the context, Wu’s works often invite us to explore most mundane issues from a brand new perspective.
About Wu Jiaru 吳佳儒
Wu Jiaru is an artist who currently works and lives in Hong Kong. She obtained her BA in Fine Arts and English Language from Tsinghua University in 2014, and her MFA from the School of Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong in 2017.
She experiments with imagined spaces and social norms in forms of installation, moving images, printed edition, image synthesis, etc. Wu’s practice covers a wide range of topics, including cross-boundary facilities, literature, modern service industries, manufacturing industries and innovation and technology, romantic relationships, business environment, quality living, education and talent, regional cooperation plans, ecology, as well as mechanisms and arrangements. Wu has participated in many good group exhibitions and her art is in the collection of some important people and organisations.