Yang Fudong
Chinese, born 1971
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Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2016
In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60,
Asia Society
Intimate Curiosity—Invitation to Japanese Collectors of Contemporary Art,
Hong Kong Arts Centre
2011
Yang Fudong: The Fifth Night,
Spring Workshop

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.”