ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

Tonight Moon (Jin Wan De Yue Liang)
YANG FUDONG 杨福东
2000
Multi-channel video
Video installation (1 overhead projector, 24 small black and white TV sets, 6 big TV sets)
5 minutes 34 seconds
Edition of 3
YFDv005

One big screen, showing a video 6 minutes long.
On the screen are 24 holes through which small tv sets show videos
from 6 to 10 minutes long each.
6 TV sets stand on the side of the main screen
showing videos from 7 to 10 minutes long.

In “Tonight Moon” (2000) expressionless men in suits amuse themselves by playing around in boats, swimming, and hiding behind trees in scenes set in a garden. The scenes appear to be daydreams. Yang says that he choose to create this affect after noticing the way people playing in gardens tend to give free rein to their imagination and enter their own fantasy world. The arched gateway represents the border between the real world and the other, enchanted land beyond. In the actual installation, a number of small monitors are embedded in a large screen onto which an image of the garden is projected, each depicting men swimming naked.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
La Collection, un choix d’œuvres chinoises Fondation LVMH, Paris, France 01.27, 2016 -09.05, 2016
Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013 Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco, USA 08.21, 2013 -12.01, 2013
Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013 The Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland 04.06, 2013 -05.26, 2013
Useful Life MuHKA, Antwerpen, Belgium 09.11, 2009 -02.21, 2010
7th International Istanbul Biennial Istanbul, Turkey 2001
Useful Life Temporary Space, Dong Daming Rd, Shanghai 2000


Collections
Foundation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, Paris


Related Texts:
A shorter version of the interview as published in the catalogue Camera - Chang Yung Ho, Wang Jian Wei, Yang Fudong , Ken Lum TEXT 2003
Tonight Moon TEXT 2008