Ge Yulu: Ge Yulu

2020. 05. 22-07. 04

Beijing Commune is proud to annouce the opening of artist Ge Yulu’s eponymous show on May 22, 2020, in which he presents his latest creation Emergency Power System. The exhibition will run until July 4, 2020. This exhibition continues Ge Yulu's critical thinking on social phenomena and the working mode as an individual. Using the gallery as a starting point, he explores the relationship between the body and the exhibition space. He converted a bicycle into a generator, through which his exercise would turn into electrical energy through continuous daily riding during the exhibition. The distance from his residence on the outskirts of Beijing to the gallery in the noisy Beijing 798 Art Zone provides a wider space for his creation than just the physical sense. The cycling acts as something in between daily life and exhibition production, storing the artist's energy in the batteries he carries on his bicycle that will be used to power the electronic equipment in the exhibition. The small digital frames hanging in the exhibition space display various clips of Ge Yulu's artistic creation in recent years. Fragmented editing separates the video from their original context, further blurring the boundary between artist's life and creation.