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Author Yue, Minjun, 1962- author.

Title Yue Minjun : l'ombre du fou rire / [commissariat, Hervé Chandès ; exposition commissaire lèxposiom/exhibition curator: Hervé Chandès].

Publication Info. Paris : Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain ; New York, New York : Distributed in the US by Thames & Hudson Inc., [2012]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  759.951 Yue,M YUE    DUE 02-11-20
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Description 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Language Text in French and English.
Note Catalog of an exhibition held at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, Nov. 14, 2012-March 17, 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 249).
Contents D'un sujet impossible = No possible subject / François Jullien -- Entretien avec Yue Minjun = Interview with Yue Minjun / Shen Zhong -- Les aveux du rire = Confessions of laughter / Ouyang Jianghe -- Dessins = Drawings : 1991-2008 -- Peintures = Paintings : 1991-2012.
Summary "Born in 1962 in the city of Daqing in Heilongjiang Province in China, Yue Minjun is an icon of contemporary Chinese painting. Considered one of the protagonists of "Cynical Realism," an art movement that emerged after the student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in 1989, he began developing his own distinctive iconography in the 1990s, which combines pictorial and historial references. Yue Minjuns paintings are immediately recognizable: they are painted in bright colors on large canvases and peopled almost exclusively by laughing male figures, all which are self-portraits either presented as a single figure or replicated over and over again to form a battalion of grinning frozen-faced clones. These figures appear in grotesque poses or in mock execution scenes, creating an atmosphere of tension that oscillates between the lighthearted and the outrageous, the mundane and the excessive, offering an often implicit parody of contemporary Chinese society."-- Publisher description.
Subject Yue, Minjun, 1962- -- Exhibitions.
Yue, Minjun, 1962- -- Interviews.
Laughter in art -- Exhibitions.
Painting, Chinese -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Chandès, Hervé, 1957- curator.
Fondation Cartier, host institution.
Added Title Ombre du fou rire
ISBN 9782869250994

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