For Immediate Release
Yang Fudong: The Coloured Sky: New Women II
18 April - 30 May, 2015
Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to present new works by Yang Fudong. For his fourth exhibition at the gallery in Paris, the artist presents a multi-screen video installation, The Coloured Sky: New Women II , as well as two series of photographs.
In the tradition of New Women , black and white film made in 2013 depicting an image of women inspired by the Chinese cinema of the 1930s, The Coloured Sky: New Women II away from the aesthetics of the first game by presenting an atmosphere colorful evoking childhood. Five young women in swimwear operate in a deliberately artificial beachfront setting, a sort of mirage for the viewer. Alternately seductive or naïve, they invite us to discover their secret garden, between dream and reality.
The artist has devised new ways to advance the narrative experimenting through colored translucent panels, formal new possibilities in his work. In the image of his earlier films, the work is devoid of narrative and, like an abstract painting, primarily transmits an atmosphere, a feeling, a feeling. The Coloured Sky: New Women II has been designed with support from ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and the Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Auckland.
In addition to photographs related to New Women II , we present the ground floor a series of black and white photographs entitled The Light That I Feel connected to an eponymous film made during the summer 2014 on the island of Sandhornøy Norway under the SALT festival. Shot with local actors and dancers, The Light That I Feel was presented in situ on eight screens in a special architectural structure built on an island beach. Inspired by Bergmanian aesthetics, this project allowed Yang Fudong directing for the first time of European players and turn in stunning Scandinavian landscapes. As often in his films, landscapes play a key role alongside the protagonists, the artist seeking a way to deploy a form of storytelling by staging the wind or trees.
Since the late 1990s, Yang Fudong has developed a body of work consisting of videos, films, video installations and photographs, among the most notable include An Estranged Paradise (1997-2002), his first film, Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest (2003-2007), a cycle of five films in 35 mm black and white or The Fifth Night , a film projected onto eight screens. the artist favors multi-screen projections, designing facilities that envelop the viewer, making him the second director. The cinematic language of Yang Fudong is always tinged with fantasy and mystery. His characters, deliberately quiet and disembodied, with choreographed movements, manage each time to draw the viewer into an atmosphere of a disturbing plastic beauty. Between movie and photography, his work plays on the suspension of time and confusion of eras " was the feeling of being yesterday, but it's actually tomorrow . "
Considered one of the most important contemporary Chinese artists, Yang Fudong was born in Beijing in 1971. He followed studied painting at the Academy of Arts in Hangzhou. He lives and works in Shanghai. He began exhibiting his work in China in the late 1990s by participating in the most important avant-garde exhibitions in his country. He then exhibited his work in numerous international institutions such as Parasol Unit, London (2011), the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens (2010), the Asia Society, New York (2009), the Kunsthalle in Vienna ( 2005), the Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005) and the Renaissance Society, Chicago (2004). Yang Fudong was also invited to participate in prestigious exhibitions such as the Sharjah Biennial (2013), the Venice Biennale (2003 and 2007), the Asia Pacific Triennial (2006) but also the Documenta XI (2002) and the Biennale Shanghai (2002). In 2013 the Kunsthalle Zurich and the Art Gallery of Berkeley spent his first retrospective exhibition.
The exhibition Filmscapes just ended at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Melbourne and will soon be presented at the Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki Auckland on 19 September 2015 at 31 January 2016.
Conference Dominique Païni exposure and work of Yang Fudong Tuesday, April 28 at 18:30 at the gallery.
Free admission, limited seating . Immediate Release Yang Fudong: The Coloured Sky: New Women II
April 18 - May 30, 2015
Opening Saturday 18 April from 6 to 8pm
Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce Paris the fourth exhibition of works by Yang Fudong showcasing The Coloured Sky: New Women II , a multi-screen video system along with two new series of photographs.
Following New Women (2013), a black-and-white movie depicting women inspired by the aesthetic of Chinese cinema of the 1930s, The Coloured Sky: New Women II moves away from the mood of the first installment by presenting a colorful environment Evoking childhood . Five women in beachwear Within a move purposely artificial mirage-like waterfront. Both playfully seductive and naive They greet us in Their secret garden suspended somewhere entre dreams and reality. The artist HAS engaged new means clustering to Develop His narrative by experimenting with the use of translucent color panes. Like most of Yang Fudong's PRECEDING films, the work is devoid of Any stud, Conveying Mainly an atmosphere, a feeling, an imprint - like an abstract painting. The Coloured Sky: New Women II Was commissioned by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image ( ACMI) and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.
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Yang Fudong Was Born in Beijing in 1971. He is regarded one of China's leading contemporary artists MOST. He Studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou. Yang Fudong now lives and works in Shanghai. His work has-been EXHIBITED in China through the MOST significant pioneering exhibitions in the late 1990s and has-been shown consequently in Many countries Including solo presentations in major institutions Such As Parasol Unit, London (2011); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2010); Asia Society, New York (2009); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2005); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2005); Renaissance Society, Chicago (2004). Yang Fudong HAS participated in prestigious international art events Including: Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2013); Venice Biennale, Italy (2003 and 2007); The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia (2006); Documenta XI, Germany (2002). In 2013, Kunsthalle Zurich and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive co-organized His First retrospective exhibition.
Filmscapes , His latest exhibition at ACMI, Melbourne (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) will travel to Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki and will be on view from September 19th, 2015 to January 31st, 2016.
A talk by Dominique Will Be Given Yang Fudong's Païni about work and his latest exhibition at the gallery on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 pm at the gallery.