Yang Fudong

One half of August


20.7 x 29.5 cm   (7.8 x 11.3 in)

Published by Parasol unit


Language: English and Chinese

Pages: 192


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“one of the most important artists yet to emerge in contemporary China”

Yang Fudong projects scenes onto architectural elements, props, structures and objects built for the purpose. He also includes artefacts, uses light, and inverts external space. This creates new realities that challenge one’s vision and mind, and expands our understanding of the world. This first derivative of Yang Fudong films, almost an attempt at three-dimensionality, poses the question: Am I watching a film or a film of a film?

This unique and comprehensive monograph dedicated to the work of Yang Fudong was produced to mark the occasion of the artist’s second solo exhibition at Parasol unit, Yang Fudong: One half of August, 13 September – 6 November 2011. The publication focuses on the works featured in the exhibition but also includes insights into the meticulous creation of Yang Fudong’s film productions.

The publication includes essays by Mark Nash, professor and Head of Programme at Royal College of Art, and Dr. Ziba Ardalan, curator and director of Parasol unit, alongside an insightful conversation between Mark Nash, acclaimed artist Isaac Julien, Ziba Ardalan and Yang Fudong.

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