The first-ever survey exhibition in Australia of China’s pre-eminent moving image artist, Yang Fudong, comprises three seminal video installations as well as The Coloured Sky: New Women II (2014), a brand-new five-channel work that has been proudly commissioned by ACMI and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Chinese artist Yang Fudong has firmly established himself as one of the world’s most extraordinary moving image artists. His work’s lyrical and dreamlike qualities, long and suspended sequences, spiralling narratives and multiple perspectives reflect the psychology of a new generation as it struggles to find its place in present-day China.
Stylistically rooted in Chinese painting, Yang Fudong’s multi-channel film installations also reflect a fascination with international cinema, and in particular, film noir.
Yang Fudong is represented by ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes is presented as part of ACMI’s special summer season China Up Close.
4 December 2014 – 15 March 2015