First published on 1 January 2021
Yang Fudong: Endless Peaks at ShanghART, Shanghai
'Huihua dianying' or 'Painting as a film', a concept that Yang Fudong has been developing for years, evolves in this exhibition as the main way to investigate the spiritual landscape of people. Works on display span painting, photography to video installation, and intend to reconstruct the narrative structure of viewing.
The title of the exhibition, "Endless Peaks" describes the continuous mountain ranges lying in an endless sea of clouds appearing when looking into the far distance from the top of a mountain. Developing from the concept, the artist draws figures and stories from traditional paintings in different dynasties as the source of his works.