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b. 1971, works and lives in Shanghai
single-channel film
Black and white single channel film, 5.1 sound track, music by Jin Wang
46 minutes 30 seconds
Edition of 7 + 2AP

"Moving Mountains" is a myth and legend in the "Lie Zi Tang Wen" who was the thinker of Chinese Warring States period . The article describes the story of the foolish man's family who is not afraid of hardships, digs the mountains, and finally influences the God Emperor and moves the mountains away. Artist Yang Fudong read the story of "Moving Mountains" during his youth, and was deeply affected by the unremitting spirit of the foolish man's family. At the same time, he encountered Xu Beihong's "Moving Mountains" paintings made during the War in 1940. And he was impressed by the illustrative composition, the vividly portrayed characters, as well as the persevering spirit, conveyed from the painting. This painting has also become the inspiration source for Yang Fudong's final film "Moving Mountains". Yang Fudong's poetic reflection on human nature and ever-changing values is the content of this 46-minute black-and-white film. Based on the characters in the picture, scene layout and other elements, after many adaptations and re-creation, the artist incorporates contemporary context and reinterprets the story of a modern version of Moving Mountains. This work reinterprets this Chinese myth and legend about perseverance and conviction, blending and colliding ancient stories that people have known since childhood with modern spirits, trying to trigger new thinking, and showing the determination, perseverance and perseverance behind the vicissitudes of significant changes — the spirit of the times.

Detail pictures:

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Poesie of Illusions, UCCA Lab, Beijing 04.20, 2023 -05.15, 2023
Literati and Artisan, Nanchizi Musuem, Beijing 04.09, 2022 -07.31, 2022
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Roots of Clouds Adrift—Temporality: OCAT Nanjing Qixia Public Art Project 2019, OCAT, Nanjing 11.15, 2019 -03.08, 2020
The Art of Love, K11, Shenyang 05.18, 2019 -08.18, 2019
2019 Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Now Is the Time, Wuzhen 03.30, 2019 -06.30, 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
From 1978 To 2018: Art History Shaped by 40 Artists, Shanghai Powerlong Museum, Shanghai 11.09, 2018 -03.03, 2019
Moving Mountains, SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A. 02.02, 2018 -09.09, 2017
Culture City of East Asia 2017 Kyoto : Asia Corridor Contemporary Art Exhibition, Nijo Castle, Kyoto Art Center, Kyoto, Japan 08.19, 2017 -10.15, 2017
Moving Mountains, OCAT Xi'an, Xi'an 06.09, 2017 -09.11, 2017
Moving Mountains - Screening in Hong Kong, AMC Pacific Place, House 4, Hong Kong 03.22, 2017
Moving Mountains, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai 12.13, 2016 -01.05, 2017

Related Texts:
Yang Fudong: Moving Mountains PDF 2017

Related Works:
Moving Mountains Set1-20 With films

Releated Media Coverage:
  • Yang Fudong Jing Yu Tian An
  • Allegory of uncertainty

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