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Beijing Tokyo Art Projects

Yuan Shun

Soft Landing

YUAN SHUN, Soft Landing, 2007, Mixed media, 600 x 600 x 50 cm. Photo by AAP.

Entering Beijing Tokyo Art Projects for Yuan Shun's "Soft Landing"— the artist's first solo show in China in 20 years— must have been a disorienting experience for visitors. With steam rising periodically out of metal grates in the concrete floor, the artist walking through the gallery in an astronaut suit, gallery employees in space shuttle support staff uniforms and a large-scale model of untamed extraterrestrial scenery in…

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