ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Moving Mountains 1
B&W inkjet print
Hahnemuhle Ultra smooth paper 305g
108(H)*200(W)cm | Framed 135*235*5cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP

Moving Mountains is inspired by the ancient tale of a man, whom some called foolish, for seeking to move a mountain. Visually, Yang Fudong took inspiration from the masterful ink painting produced in the early 1940s by Xu Beihong (1895-1953). The work mirrors the spirit of endurance that Xu Beihong’s painting extolls, and it continues to illustrate the virtues of perseverance and willpower from the Chinese fable. Yet, Moving Mountains explores a new interpretation by taking the old metaphoric story of the foolish man as an outlet for recent musing.

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Related Exhibitions:
Chinese Contemporary Art 2016 Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing 06.25, 2017 -08.03, 2017
Moving Mountains OCAT Xi'an, Xi'an 06.09, 2017 -09.11, 2017
Moving Mountains Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai 12.13, 2016 -01.05, 2017