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Yang Fudong

The First Intellectual, 2000

C-print
76 × 50 in
193 × 127 cm
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An earlier work of Yang, this photographic triptych shows an urban intellectual. The viewer sees an …

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An earlier work of Yang, this photographic triptych shows an urban intellectual. The viewer sees an injured man in a business suit, threatening to throw a brick, but his target is unclear. The man is in fact alone on an empty street, which amplifies his sense of restless futility. According to Yan, "the First …

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Yang Fudong
Chinese, b. 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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An earlier work of Yang, this photographic triptych shows an urban intellectual. The viewer sees an …

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An earlier work of Yang, this photographic triptych shows an urban intellectual. The viewer sees an injured man in a business suit, threatening to throw a brick, but his target is unclear. The man is in fact alone on an empty street, which amplifies his sense of restless futility. According to Yan, "the First …

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Yang Fudong
Chinese, b. 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.”

Yang Fudong

The First Intellectual, 2000

C-print
76 × 50 in
193 × 127 cm
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