Yang Fudong

Chinese, born 1971

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Yang Fudong is a pioneering Chinese filmmaker best known for his “Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest” (2003-7), a series of silent, multi-part, black-and-white films that follow a cast of attractive Chinese youths through several surrealistic scenes. Drawing influence from his training as a painter and photographer, as well as the work of Jim Jarmusch, Yang’s films are sequences of slow-moving, tableau-like dreamscapes, more evocative of moods and impressions than any clear narrative. As he says: “There is no result, no answer.”

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Solo show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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Tate Modern, and 13 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 5 more
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Istanbul Biennial, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Yang Fudong
10 Artists Who Defined Chinese Contemporary Art
Jul 31st, 2018
The Top 10 Film/Video Artists on Artsy
Oct 13th, 2013
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