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YANG FUDONG 杨福东
b. 1971, works and lives in Shanghai

YANG FUDONG 杨福东
2011
Single-channel film
35mm b&w film transferred to HD, 5.1 sound track. music : Jin Wang
19 minutes 21 seconds
Edition of 10 + 2AP
YFDU134

1.Night Falls.
2.If the warrior in night is exist or disappear.

Yejiang (The night man cometh), a 35-mm film transferred to HD video, unfold in the realm of historical fantasy. An ancient warrior is seen wounded and forlorn after battle: he is in conflict about his path in life. Three ghost-like characters appear as emblems of feelings and thoughts that surface and clash within the warrior’s heart and mind as he has to decide whether to disappear or continue fighting. The Nightman Cometh implies two meanings: one is “The night falls”, which means the night is coming; the other one is “the general fights to the end”. Before the dawn, whether the general chooses to continue fighting or disappears and gives up. Roles set in the film are symbolic and performed in the way of dislocated time and space. One symbolises the ancient heroic fighter of the War spirit. The man and woman dressed in modern attires ghostly shuttle in the images along with an ancient princess. During the process of filming, the artist subconsciously confronts the cruel reality and constitutes the structure of the intricate narrative.

Detail pictures:

Related Exhibitions:
Noire Lumière HOW Art Museum,Shanghai 11.15, 2020 -04.05, 2021
Frieze Los Angeles Film & Talk Paramount Theatre, Paramount Picture Studios, Los Angeles, U.S.A 02.14, 2020
From/To: the Frontier of Chinese Art Education SFAI:Chestnut Street Campus, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco 11.16, 2018 -12.09, 2018
FROM/TO The Frontier of Chinese Art Education San Francisco Art Institute 11.16, 2018 -12.09, 2018
Dream Video 100 Art Fairs West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai 11.07, 2018 -11.11, 2018
Hey,Sun Is Rising!Screening of Short Films by Yang Fudong Surplus Space, Wuhan 03.10, 2018 -05.10, 2018
ShanghART Video Art Salon / Talk & Screening: Black Ponderings No. 1 ShanghART Video Room & ShanghART Library 09.08, 2017
Yang Fudong, The Light That I Feel Daegu Art Museum, Daegue, Korea 06.10, 2016 -10.16, 2016
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand 09.25, 2015 -01.25, 2016
From a Poem to the Sunset Daimler Contemporary Berlin, Berlin, Germany 05.01, 2015 -08.30, 2015
Yang Fudong: Filmscapes Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia 12.04, 2014 -03.15, 2015
China Arte Brasil OCA, Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil 04.10, 2014 -05.18, 2014
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Revisited MOMENTUM GUG SkyScreen, Berlin, Germany etc. 09.06, 2013 -03.02, 2014
People's Park The Cube Space, Taipei, Taiwan 04.27, 2013 -06.16, 2013
KINO DER KUNST Film Festival Munich, Germany 04.24, 2013 -04.28, 2013
Yejiang / The Nightman Cometh ShanghART Singapore, Singapore 03.16, 2013 -04.30, 2013
The First Kyiv International Biennial of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012 Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine 05.17, 2012 -07.31, 2012
Yang Fudong Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA 03.28, 2012 -04.28, 2012
Super Organism CAFA Art Museum, Beijing 09.20, 2011 -10.30, 2011
One Half of August Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, U.K. 09.13, 2011 -11.06, 2011
GENG Jianyi, WU Shanzhuan, YANG Fudong: Waterworks ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai 09.06, 2011 -10.23, 2011
Expanded Cinema MMOMA and CCC Garage, Moscow, Russia 06.13, 2011 -07.24, 2011


Collections
Daimler Art Collection
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation


Related Texts:
An Interview on The Nightman Cometh , Li Zhenhua TEXT 2012-03-10
The Lethe Machine — Yang Fudong and Wang Jianwei , Christopher Moore TEXT 2013-03-06


Related Publication:
Fotografie: International Video Mixed media
Ctrl+N: Non-linear Practice 2012 Gwangju Biennial special exhibition
Moving Image in China:1988-2011


Related Works:
YFDU142
Red Tassel


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