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b. 1971, works and lives in Shanghai
single-channel film
35 mm b&w film transferred to DVD, music : Jin Wang
9 minutes 11 seconds
Edition of 10 + 2AP

First Spring is a special art project cooperated by artist Yang Fudong and Prada. The work itself is also an independent short art film (35mm black-and-white film).

First Spring is inspired by the ancient Chinese proverb “A year’s plan starts with spring”. Spring is the beginning of a year as a good harvest depends on the spring sowing. In the work, different dynasty characters appear in the film at the same time as modern people. There are a series of incredible life encounters happening between them, especially, young people suspense in the sky and walk carefully in the film. The work creates a psychedelic time and space that meets the turmoil. However, the paradoxical sense of dreams in the state of uncertainty is actually the illusion that is happening while filming in the studio.

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Related Exhibitions:
Not Everything Is as It Seems, ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 04.16, 2022 -05.08, 2022
First Spring, Chapter 1, ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 03.12, 2021 -04.18, 2021
The Compiler Screenings 2019, Kult.kino Atelier, Basel 11.19, 2019
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education, SFAI:Chestnut Street Campus, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco 11.16, 2018 -12.09, 2018
FROM/TO The Frontier of Chinese Art Education, San Francisco Art Institute 11.16, 2018 -12.09, 2018
Dream Video 100, Art Fairs West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai 11.07, 2018 -11.11, 2018
Hey,Sun Is Rising!Screening of Short Films by Yang Fudong, Surplus Space, Wuhan 03.10, 2018 -05.10, 2018
Fireflies in the Night Take Wing: international video art survey in Athens, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athens, Greece 06.23, 2016 -06.26, 2016
TransMedia Art & Fashion Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai 05.24, 2012 -06.07, 2012

Related Works:
First Spring


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