SCAD Museum of Art presents "Moving Mountains," an exhibition by artist Yang Fudong. An important figure in the contemporary art scene and independent cinema movement in China, Fudong’s films and photographic work, often derived from traditional Chinese painting, examine tensions between urban and rural, historic and present, worldliness and intellectualism. With long and suspended sequences, dividing narratives, as well as multiple relationships and story lines, his work’s atemporal and dreamlike quality reflect the conundrums of idealism and the ideology of a new generation.
His work concurrently addresses the ideals and anxieties of young people struggling to find their places in the fast-paced, ever-changing cultural landscape of present-day China. Fudong often presents works of epic scale and duration that invite the viewer into a richly crafted and layered experience. This exhibition will feature the U.S. premiere of his most recent film, "Moving Mountains."
Yang Fudong has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland; and Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China, among others. His work has been exhibited in group shows such in Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha, Qatar and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California.
"Moving Mountains" is curated by Storm Janse van Rensburg, head curator of SCAD exhibitions, and Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions.
The exhibition is free for all museum members, and SCAD students, faculty and staff with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.
This exhibition is part of SCAD deFINE ART 2018, held Feb. 20–23 at university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong. SCAD deFINE ART is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries.
Support for SCAD deFINE ART 2018 has been generously provided by Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee as well as the Mexican Consulate General in Atlanta.