Yang Fudong

Yang Fudong

Yang Fudong portrait

Yang Fudong, born in 1971, first trained to be a painter at the China Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, China. In the early 1990s, he began to work with film, creating 35mm films and videos.

Everyday life and thoughts serve as his main inspiration. Different themes surround Yang’s images and narratives, but they all have a theological or literal purpose and are deeply anchored within the Chinese tradition.

With Public Delivery Video festival Fairy Tales, 2015

Yang Fudong - Siemens “S10”, 2003, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
Yang Fudong – Siemens “S10”, 2003, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015
Fairy Tales was a video art festival at the Plaza of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan.

Artists: Lida Abdul, Said Atabekov, Mohamed Bourouissa, Chen Chieh-Jen, Cao Fei, Yang Fudong, Cyprien Gaillard, Dejan Kaludjerović, Mari Kim, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Taus Makhacheva, Almagul Menlibayeva, Mariko Mori, Ahmet Ögüt, Adrian Paci, Public Delivery, Wang Qingsong, Walid Raad, Cheng Ran, China & Item Idem, Taps & Moses, Guido van der Werve, Erwin Wurm, Miao Xiaochun

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Exhibited: Siemens “S10”, 2003

In S10, created in collaboration with Siemens Business Communication Systems Ltd.1 in Shanghai, sees twenty of the company’s employees mobilized as actors. Developed to mix different types of performance and arts, including video, photography, fashion, design and performance, the actors wear identical clothes and face cameras and lights in curious poses.

All the characters are connected through zippers and costumes, and the entire cast is shaped into a social sculpture. Yang reflects here on his own generation, as part of an emerging Chinese middle class, here shown through a global corporate culture2.

Yang Fudong – Siemens “S10”, 2003, 8 min
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Footnotes

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siemens_Communications
  2. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/corporate-culture.asp

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