Fudong Yang

Fudong Yang is one of China's best known contemporary artists, having gained a major international reputation for his films and video installations, which have been shown regularly as part of major international survey exhibitions and one-person gallery shows across the globe. He has had more than 60 solo shows at most acclaimed institutions and galleries during the past years besides another 300 group exhibitions in which he took part.

Artist of the B3 Exhibition ON DESIRE

Moving Mountains, 2016
Single-channel video, black and white, 5.1 sound track, 48:30 min
Courtesy of the artist, Rolls-Royce and ShangART Gallery

‘Moving Mountains’ is inspired by the ancient tale of a man called foolish by some for attempting to move a mountain. Yang Fudong makes this story a poetic reflection upon human nature and the shifting values to which it can be subjected. He takes visual inspiration from an ink painting produced in the early 1940s by Xu Beihong (1895–1953).

A Resolute Woman, 2016
Single-channel video,
color, 2.0 sound track, 10:31 min
Courtesy: ShangART Gallery

‘A Resolute Woman’ by Fudong Yang is based on multiple elements from the production process of his work ‘Moving Mountains’. The ten minute movie consists of 10 scenes: A Mother, Buffalo’s Gift, A Lonely Fat Man, Lost Box, Seven Ribs, Waiting for Her to Come, The Power of Being, Calls from the Intellectuals, Brothers, The Only Pine. Each scene shows the unused materials of the production process of the film ‘Moving Mountains’.

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