The Light That I Feel: Yang Fudong’s Solo Exhibition
Organizer: South Korean Daegu Art Museum
Venue: South Korean Daegu Art Museum Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor (1B), Misoolgwan-ro 40, Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Exhibition Dates: June 11 – October 16, 2016
South Korea’s Daegu Art Museum is proud to present the most significant project of the year - The Light That I Feel solo exhibition by Yang Fudong on June 11, 2016, which marks the first large-scale solo exhibition of the Chinese artist in South Korea. Specially designed with a “film installation” concept using the museum’s space as its basis, we shall be presenting Yang’s recent, unremitting exploration and creation of the visual language with such cues as time and space.
The exhibition, for the first time in Asia, shall showcase the huge outdoor film installation entitled The Light That I Feel, accomplished by the Chinese artist as a part of the Norwegian SALT projects. At our spacious hall within the Korean museum, the artwork shall unveil its brilliance where the grand, gentle, and yet poetic cinematic language counters Arctic scenery in an extraordinary way; and its futuristic vista as well as sensuous video frames shall add a puff of Arctic-flavored briskness for the viewer’s artistic enjoyment. At the same time, a selection of the artist’s many other film installations and photographic works are also to be put on display, including those from The General’s Smile, Yejiang/The Nightman Cometh, The Estranged Paradise, Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest, No Snow on the Broken Bridge, and many others.
Yang Fudong’s artistic works touch upon bewilderment, chaos, and dreams against the background of history, heritage, and the challenges of contemporary life, all narrated and expressed in the form of films in transcendence of time and space. A good many film installations by the artist shall be presented to unfold an imaginary artistic world to each and every viewer for an immersive experience and evocation of the individual’s illusory tales deep in the heart. It is also the earnest hope of Daegu Art Museum that, through this international exhibition, more Koreans may have access to and a better understanding of Chinese visual art. This exhibition was jointly planned by our in-house curator, Seyun Kang, and her co-curator, Wang Weiwei.