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b. 1968, works and lives in Shanghai
2000 (continuous)
multi-channel video
Edition of 3 + 1AP

Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Arab, Italian, each part 7-20 min, created 2000-2006
installation shoots at

Yang Zhengzhong became famous in 2000 with his video “(I Know) I Will Die” that features short sequences in which a series of people speak the phrase "I will die" to the camera. It was included as a multi-channel projection at the 2007 Venice Biennale to great acclaim. It is a disconcerting, soberly presented film that confronts the viewer with existential questions.

This work has 10 versions shot from different locations:
Chinese-Shanghai & Hangzhou, 2000;
French-Brussels, 2001
Dutch-Brussels, 2001
Korean-Seoul, 2001
German-Hannover/Braunschweig, 2002
Japanese-Tokyo, 2002
English-San Diego, 2003
Spanish-Tijuana, 2003
Arabic- Beirut, 2005
Italian-Roma, 2005

Detail pictures:

Video Clips:

Related Exhibitions:
2020+, Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing 08.01, 2020 -02.28, 2021
Gutes Sterben – falscher Tod (Dying Well– False Death), Museum für neue Kunst (Museum of New Art), Freiburg, Germany 05.19, 2017 -09.30, 2017
Party for everybody, Fountain Square of Shanghai Exhibition Centre 11.10, 2016 -11.13, 2016
l (Will) Die, Therefore I Am, The Hague, Holland 10.31, 2016 -11.26, 2016
Eternal Return | Вечное возвращение |, Moscow Manege Museum and Exhibition Association, Moscow, Russia 01.24, 2014 -03.12, 2014
SuperBodies, The Cultural Center, The House for Contemporary Art Z33, The Fashion Museum, CIAP and The City Museum Het Stadsmus, Hasselt, Belgium 02.04, 2012 -05.27, 2012
Impossible, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery & MISSION 17, San Francisco, U.S.A 02.13, 2009 -04.18, 2009
Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art, The National Art Center, Tokyo; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan 08.20, 2008 -05.24, 2009
Yang Zhenzhong, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark 02.22, 2008 -03.12, 2008
Impertinence/Freedom, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria 02.06, 2008 -03.21, 2008
52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 06.10, 2007 -11.21, 2007
HAUDENSCHILD Garage Artist-in-Residence, San Diego, U.S.A. 10.22, 2003 -11.12, 2003

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Related Publication:

Related Works:
I Will Die (Chinese)
I Will Die (English/Chinese)
I Will Die (Korean/Chinese)
I Will Die—Do It Project
I Will Die (English/Spanish/Chinese)
I Will Die (German/Chinese)
I Will Die (French/Dutch/Chinese)
I Will Die (Arabic)
I Will Die (Japanese)
I Will Die (Italian)
I Will Die (Dutch)
I Will Die
I Will Die (English)
I Will Die (Russian)
I Will Die (Spanish)
I Will Die (German)
I Will Die (French)
I Will Die (Korean)


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