The Coloured Sky : New Women II, 2014
  • © Yang Fudong. Photo Fondation Louis

    Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

  • © Yang Fudong. Photo Fondation Louis

    Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

  • © Yang Fudong. Photo Fondation Louis

    Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

  • © Yang Fudong. Photo Fondation Louis

    Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

Yang Fudong’s multi-screen video installation, "The Coloured Sky: New Women II" (2014), portrays a brightly coloured world.

Five young women, naïve and seductive, wearing vintage swimwear, are depicted in a deliberately artificial beachfront setting. Filmed in slow-motion against sounds of laughter, sighs, ocean rumbles and cricket song, they play the game of seduction. Five screens show images of the sun, the sea, the beach, games, food and references to Western art interspersed with the appearances of a horse and a stag. One real, the other stuffed, the animals are taken from a Chinese political story dating back to the third century B.C. Referencing the proverb "point to a deer and call it a horse", the work becomes an apologue on what is true and what is false.
Interview of the Artist
Yang Fudong talks about his life, and the use of video media in his work
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Yang Fudong

Born in 1971, in Beijing (China)
 

A major figure in Chinese contemporary art and cinema, Yang Fudong has been examining the complexities of contemporary Chinese society since the end of the 1990s, from a symbolic, detached perspective. 

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