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NEWS: ROUND UP

Watching the Skies

BY William Pym

YANG FUDONG, First Spring, 2010, film still, 35 mm black-and-white film, 9 min. Courtesy the artist and Prada, Milan. 

VARIOUS LOCATIONS — Models with cut-glass jawlines float around 1930s Shanghai beneath mesh umbrellas, Mary Poppins-like, in Chinese artist Yang Fudong’s nine-minute promotional film for the fashion behemoth Prada’s new line, rolled out online in late January. Save for its explicit corporate branding, the long-form advertisement could stand alone as an artwork. The commission is both a milestone in recognition for the Beijing-based artist and

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