Chinese artist Yang Fudong has firmly established himself as one of the world’s most extraordinary moving image artists. His work’s lyrical and dreamlike qualities, long and suspended sequences, spiralling narratives and multiple perspectives reflect the psychology of a new generation as it struggles to find its place in present-day China.
Stylistically rooted in Chinese painting, Yang Fudong’s multi-channel film installations also reflect a fascination with international cinema, and in particular, film noir.
ACMI will also present a one-off screening of Yang’s epic Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest (2003-2007), which is the first time that all five parts of this landmark film have been presented end-to-end in a cinema.
Yang Fudong is represented by ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes is presented as part of ACMI’s special summer season China Up Close.