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Yang Fudong

Born, 1971 in Beijing, China

Along with Shirin Neshat, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Christodoulos Panayiotou, the Beijing-born artist Yang Fudong exhibited in I Know Something About Love, a 2011 exhibition held at Parasol unit, London.

The exhibition’s press release included the following extracts:

“This exhibition at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art was devoted to works by Yang Fudong, Shirin Neshat, Christodoulos Panayiotou and Yinka Shonibare MBE. Each of these artists explores the theme of love in different times and cultures through the spectrum of their personal experience, observation and commentary. The exhibition title takes its cue from a 1960s song written by Bert Berns and performed by The Exciters, in which there is the recurring lyric, ‘I know something about love’.
The Chinese artist, Yang Fudong used the medium of moving image to explore the theme of love in one of his early works, the 3-channel video installation ‘Flutter, Flutter… Jasmine, Jasmine, 2002’. In it, Yang Fudong – known for his critical view on contemporary life in the rapidly changing society in China – looks into the private world of a young Chinese couple.
This exhibition was curated by Ziba Ardalan and is accompanied by a new publication, co-published and distributed internationally by Koenig Books.”

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London, United Kingdom