Back to beauty: Yang Fudong’s aesthetics in a post-realist China
by Dr Katie Hill
Thursday 20 October, 7pm
Specialist in Contemporary Chinese Art and lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute, Dr Katie Hill will discuss the practice of Yang Fudong with a particular focus on the themes and ideas prevalent in the exhibition at Parasol unit. Hill has lectured extensively on Contemporary Chinese Art and has worked closely with a number of contemporary artists from China as a writer and curator. She recently conducted the conversation with the prominent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei at Tate Modern (October 2010) during his Unilever commission ‘Sunflower Seeds’ and she is currently co-editing a special issue of the journal Visual Art Practice on Contemporary Chinese Art and Criticality, to be published in 2012.
Image: Yang Fudong, Fifth Night (still), 2010. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris / New York; Shanghart Gallery, Shanghai ©Yang Fudong