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b. 1971, works and lives in Shanghai
Single-channel film
35 mm b&w film transferred to DVD, Sound by Zhou Qing
14 minutes
Edition of 10 + 2AP

Liu Lan tells a story about the break with tradition in China. An intellectual in a white suit meets a traditionally dressed woman in the countryside. Despite their mutual love, their lives seem incompatible. A woman’s voice sings a folksong, Why are people in love always separated from one another?’ The film’s atmosphere is melancholy and the landscape veiled in mist. Here Yang Fudong shows his connections with Chinese landscape painting.

Detail pictures:

Video Clips:

Related Exhibitions:
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Talk & Screening: Black Ponderings No. 3, ShanghART Video Room Bldg. 8, West Bund, 2555 Longteng Avenue, Xuhui District, Shanghai 10.14, 2017
Histories of a Global Hub, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou 08.21, 2016 -10.20, 2016
Altrove: Yang Fudong, Capo d' Arte, Italy 07.26, 2014 -09.04, 2014
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. 12.11, 2013 -04.06, 2014
Perspectives 180 - Unfinished Country, The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, U.S.A. 11.02, 2012 -02.17, 2013
幕MU: Screen, UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia 06.01, 2010 -07.09, 2010
Yang Fudong: Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest and Other Stories, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece 05.11, 2010 -09.05, 2010
Videotheque-ShanghART Shanghai, Beijing, ShanghART Video Room 2008
Yang Fudong, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'arte contemporanea, Torino, Italy 06.02, 2005 -07.24, 2005
Yang Fudong: Don't worry, it will be better..., Kunsthalle, Wien, Austria 02.23, 2005 -05.15, 2005
Time Zones: Recent Film and Video, Tate Modern, London, U.K. 10.06, 2004 -02.02, 2005
5 Films, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, U.S.A. 09.12, 2004 -10.24, 2004
Camera:Chang Yungho, Wang Jianwei, Yang Fudong, ARC/Musee d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France 02.07, 2003 -03.23, 2003

Pinault Collection
Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris (MAMVP)

Related Texts:
Liu Lan TEXT 2008
Yang Fudong Recent Films and Videos - pressrelease and texts on works , Stedelijk Museum TEXT 2006
Liu Lan-words TEXT 2003

Related Publication:
Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
The PARKETT Series with Contemporary Artists No.76


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