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Endless Peaks
Solo Exhibition ShanghART, Shanghai
Date: 11.08, 2020 - 01.31, 2021

Artists: YANG Fudong 杨福东

Opening: 4 pm - 9pm, 8 Nov. 2020
Duration: 8 Nov. 2020 - 24 Jan. 2021 (11am-6pm, Mon. Closed)
Location: ShanghART Gallery, West Bund, Bldg.10, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

ShanghART Gallery is pleased to announce that Yang Fudong’s solo exhibition “Endless Peaks” opens on 8th November at the gallery’s Westbund space. “Huihua dianying” or “Painting as a film”, a concept that Yang Fudong has been developing for years, evolves in this exhibition as the main way to investigate the spiritual landscape of people. Works on display span painting, photography to video installation, and intend to reconstruct the narrative structure of viewing.

The title of the exhibition, “Endless Peaks” describes the continuous mountain ranges lying in an endless sea of clouds appearing when looking into the far distance from the top of a mountain. Developing from the concept, the artist draws figures and stories from traditional paintings in different dynasties as the source of his works. The textures exuding from materials allow the artist to re-portray contemporary spirituality with his re-creation implied in the ancient classics. Painting as the accumulative history of observation presents the influential correlations of “Huihua dianying” (or “Painting as a film”) between the “sensory” and “imagery” through the commonality of individual cognitive traces and distinctive creation. Exhibited works closely collaborate with the gallery’s two-storey characteristic architecture, which creates layered viewing dimensions for audience to interact with works and immerse themselves in the space. 

Yang Fudong’s works are known for his signature temperament and avant-garde perceptions of moving images. In recent years, his works endeavour to practice and challenge multi-boundaries and limits of creation including the definition of the film itself, the critical point between viewing and the viewed, relationships between medium and narrative etc. Inspired by “sense”, the crucial range of Chinese aesthetic thinking as the core trajectory, the artist unearths and recreates from the fragments of history and culture to continually query the essence of human’s spiritual life.

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