Edouard Malingue Gallery brings together recent works by He Yida (b. 1980, Shanghai, currently lives and works in Shanghai). The exhibition focuses on the artist’s investigation of our understanding of familiar urban elements and the exploration of the language of sculpture.
In the artist’s own words, “I don’t make new things, what should be here in this world has already been created, my practice is to observe, unearth and study the objects around me through my presentation. And what drives my research is to discover the ways of perceiving the world.”
Finding inspiration from moments of her daily life in the city, the artist deal with abandoned objects on the street, and through meticulous structural planning, she challenges the aesthetics of everyday life, the relationship between the objects, and searches for the origin of ar.