Mind Set Art Center is pleased to present “Dairy of Sulfur Mining - Pataauw”, a solo exhibition by Yu Ji from 7 to 24 January 2016. This is Yu’s second solo show with Mind Set Art Center following “In the Skin” in 2013.
Yu’s artistic practice has always surrounded the labor experiences of both the mind and body. Her works not only exists as independent objects, but are also tangible articles in which the unseen consciousness and power of laboring process have been condensed into. It was Yu’s first encounter with Liouhuang Valley at Pataauw, Taiwan in 2012 that initialized the exhibition “Dairy of Sulfur Mining - Pataauw”. The unique landscape of Liouhuang Valley inspired the artist to launch a series of studies on Pataauw’s geographical features, culture and history, starting with literature research and followed by field study. The practice results in art pieces of various forms and thus completes a journey of learning and creation experience in a very personal way. To Yu, this is a new mode of artistic practice and therefore this exhibition is not simply showing recent works but also a presentation of the project that she carried out over the past few years, in which we can find her consistency of valuing process, experiment on media, fascination for stones, as well as her first video work Pataauw Stone.