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