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Yang Fudong's World Premier in Chicago

by Christopher Y. Lew

YANG FUDONGBackyard: Hey! Sun is Rising, 2001, film still from black & white 35mm film, 13 min.

Like Matthew Barney and Gregory Crewdson, Yang Fudong has great ambitions as an artist and filmmaker, combining social critique, myth and history in visceral black and white. Having released— to much international acclaim— Seven Chinese Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest Part I in 2003, Yang premiers Part II, at the prestigious Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago this fall.

Reinterpreting the story of…

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