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Tonight Moon (Jin Wan De Yue Liang)

  • 2000
  • Yang Fudong
  • Video installation : 1 overhead projector, 24 small black and white TV sets, 6 big TV sets
  • Duration: Video on large screen : 5 min. 34 s. Videos insereted in the large screen: 6 to 10 min. Videos on monitors: 7 to 10 min.

The soundtrack of traditional South-East Asian music creates an old-fashioned yet mysterious ambiance. Luxuriant vegetation serves as a decorative backdrop to the activities of tourists and men in suits, or clips from old Chinese films. Shot in the Suzhou Botanical Garden, the images evoke traditional landscape paintings.

© Yang Fudong. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Martin Argyroglo

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Yang Fudong

Yang Fudong was born in Beijing in 1971. He is considered one of China’s most important contemporary film artists. Fudong now lives and works in Shanghai. His work has been exhibited widely in China through the most important avant-garde exhibitions in the late 1990s and has been consequently shown in major institutions around the world as Parasol Unit, London, UK (2011); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2010); Asia Society, New York, USA (2009);

Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2005); Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA (2004). Fudong has participated in prestigious international art events including: Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2013); Venice Biennale, Italy (2003 & 2007); The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia (2006); documenta11, Germany (2002). The artist’s first major institutional solo exhibition in Europe was co-organised at the Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland, and Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, USA, in 2013. In 2016 a survey exhibition of the artist entitled Filmscapes, was held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, New Zealand.

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