Qiu Anx­iong—the Mi­rage of Moun­tains and Seas + Yves Net­zham­mer—re­fur­nish­ing Thoughts

China Pictorial (English) - - Culture On Display -

Through di­a­logue be­tween Chi­nese ink-and-wash an­i­ma­tion and West­ern new me­dia an­i­ma­tion, this ex­hi­bi­tion re­veals the dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions in terms of hu­man­ity and mod­ern civ­i­liza­tion in both the East and the West to­day. It dis­plays the ink-and-wash an­i­mated tril­ogy, New Clas­sics of Moun­tains and Seas, cre­ated by con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese artist Qiu Anx­iong over a pe­riod of 10 years. The ex­hi­bi­tion also fea­tures Swiss artist Yves Net­zham­mer’s mul­ti­me­dia works, which ef­fi­ciently com­bine seven an­i­mated short films, 30-plus iron in­stal­la­tions and 10-plus wall paint­ings to­gether.

Born in Sichuan Prov­ince in 1972, Qiu grad­u­ated from Sichuan Fine Arts In­sti­tute and now lives in Shang­hai. His works are dis­played by a num­ber of renowned art gal­leries both at home and abroad in­clud­ing Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity Mu­seum. Yves Net­zham­mer, born in 1970, stud­ied at Zurich Uni­ver­sity of the Arts. He now lives in Zurich, Switzer­land. Net­zham­mer had par­tic­i­pated in a num­ber of ex­hi­bi­tions in China in­clud­ing the Third Shen­zhen In­de­pen­dent An­i­ma­tion Bi­en­nale. Au­gust 13 – Oc­to­ber 7, 2017 Fo­sun Foun­da­tion, Shang­hai

The Chi­nese Ink and Wash an­i­ma­tion New Clas­sics of Moun­tains and Seas I was cre­ated by Qiu Anx­iong in 2002.

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