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YANG FUDONG 杨福东
b. 1971, works and lives in Shanghai

YANG FUDONG 杨福东
2016
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
YFD_3433

"Moving Mountains" is a myth and legend in the "Wang 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:

Related Exhibitions:
Muses, Yu Gong and Compasses Ping Shan Art Museum, Shen Zhen 06.20, 2020 -09.01, 2020
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 Contemporary Art Exhibition: Now Is the Time North Silk Factory, Rice Barn and West Scenic District, 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 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:
E-Books:
Yang Fudong- Moving Mountains PDF 2017


Related Works:
YFD_1016
Moving Mountains Set1-20 With films

Releated Media Coverage:
  • MYTHOLOGY, THE FEMININE, AND SENSE FILM —THE FLASHBACK THAT BEGINS WITH “MOVING MOUNTAINS”
  • Yang Fudong Jing Yu Tian An

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