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Yang Fudong

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Félix Cornu

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. 

Drawing his formal vocabulary from the New Wave cinema, 1930s Shanghai and the landscape tradition, Fudong’s work – comprising photos, films and installations – expresses a subtle juxtaposition between abstraction, dream and reality. His timeless stories plunge viewers into an otherworldly, nostalgic atmosphere in which a generation that exists between modernity and tradition explores and questions the world.

Selected Bibliography

Pirotte, Philippe ; Ruf, Beatrix ; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive... [et al.]. Yang Fudong : [exhibition, "Yang Fudong : Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013", Kunsthalle Zürich, april 6-May 26, 2013 ; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, August 21-December 8, 2013]. Zürich : JRP Ringier, 2013. 

Bertheux, Maarten ; Beccaria, Marcella. Yang Fudong : sete intelectuais na floresta de bambu = seven intellectuals in a bamboo forest : [exhibition, Paço das Artes, São Paulo, 25 January-5 April 2009]. São Paulo : Paço das Artes, 2009. 

Nesbit, Molly ; Zhang, Yaxuan ; Jarla Partilager (Stockholm). Yang Fudong : seven intellectuals in a Bamboo forest : [exhibition, Jarla Partilager, Stockholm, 2008]. Stockholm : Jarla Partilager ; Beijing : Office for Discourse Engineering, 2008.

Beccaria, Marcella ; Castello di Rivoli-Museo d'arte contemporeana (Rivoli, Italie). Yang Fudong : [mostra, Rivoli-Torino, Castello di Rivoli-Museo d'arte contemporanea, 2 giugno - 24 luglio 2005]. Milano : Skira, 2006. 

Weck Ardalan, Ziba de ; Obrist, Hans Ulrich. No snow on the broken bridge : film and video installations by Yang Fudong = Duan qiao wu xue : Yang Fudong dian ying yu lu xiang zhuang zhi : [exhibition, Parasol unit Foundation for contemporary art, London, April 6 to June 9, 2006]. London : Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art ; Zurich : Distributed by JRP/Ringier, 2006.

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