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Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, Part II (zhu lin qi xian)
Single-channel film
35mm b&w film transfered to DVD, sound by Jin Wang
46 minutes 15 seconds
Edition of 7 + 2AP

Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest (Part 2)
In this ‘sequel’ to Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest (Part 1), the seven young intellectuals form a sort of commune in an urban apartment. The five men and two women talk, make music, eat, drink and have sex. A decadent, hedonistic atmosphere prevails. At home the actors pass each other without making any clear contact and seem to be seeking the meaning of their actions. Only sporadically is there contact with the city around them. Yang Fudong’s intellectuals are entangled in the discrepancies of the old and new worlds, at the crux where traditional social values and personal freedom collide with one another.

Part two: Closed life in a flourishing city. No matter what city you inhabit, you understand nothing better than your own family, your home, and those private spaces that truly belong to you.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
La Collection, un choix d’œuvres chinoises Fondation LVMH, Paris, France 01.27, 2016 -09.05, 2016
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia 12.04, 2014 -03.15, 2015
The Distance of Reality Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center, Havaianas, Cuba 10.04, 2011 -11.10, 2011
South Australian Film Festival CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE OF SA, ADELAIDE, South Australia 2011
...In the Bamboo Forest... Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland 09.19, 2010 -11.14, 2010
Yang Fudong Solo Exhibition Kino Kino, Sandnes, Norway Feb,2010 -May,2010
Shanghai Kino Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland 05.30, 2009 -07.19, 2009
Brisbane International Film Festival Brisbane, Australia 07.31, 2008 -08.10, 2008
52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale Venice, Italy 06.10, 2007 -11.21, 2007

Foundation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation, Paris

Related Texts:
Postscript of "Seven Intellectuals in the Bamboo Forest" , Yang Fudong TEXT 2009
Credits of "Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest", Part 1-5 TEXT 2008
Notes of "'Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest', Parts 1-5" by Yang Fudong , Marian Goodman Gallery TEXT 2008
Yang Fudong: Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest Part 1-5 TEXT 2008
Seven Intellectuals In Bamboo Forest TEXT 2007
Yang Fudong Recent Films and Videos - pressrelease and texts on works , Stedelijk Museum TEXT 2006

Related Works:
Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, Part I (zhu lin qi xian)
Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest, Part (1-5)