Objects of Fantasy – Wang Yuyang Solo Exhibition
8 May – 12 June 2013
Mon – Sun, 11.00 – 18.00
Exhibition Private View (invitation only)
7 May, 18.00 - 20.00 (Tuesday)
Venue: Archaeology Room (King's College London), Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (MAP)
Artist talk: Wang Yuyang and His World Co-Hosted by Dr Marko Daniel (Tate Modern), Prof. Jiehong Jiang (CCVA, Birmingham City University)
9 May, 18.30- 20.00 (Thursday)
Venue: Anatomy Museum, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (MAP)
Tickets: Free (Free tickets for the talk are now available at http://wangyuyang.eventbrite.
The majority of Wang Yuyang’s artworks are derived from his mesh of experience of what he sees and does on a daily basis. Through his unique creative approach, Wang makes mute, humble objects speak, revealing human stories and emotions. Wang challenges audiences to question the very structure of reality, offering glimpses of the world from radically different perspectives.
With his art, Wang creates a playful arena for various perceptual discoveries, in an effort to inspire audiences to reconsider their relationship with the outside world and its constituent parts in a state of constant, rapid progress.
Wang Yuyang (b. 1979, Harbin), educated at Central Academy of Fine Art (CAFA) in Beijing, is recognised as one of the emerging conceptual artist in China. His work is an exploration through obsolete technologies and a challenge of our perception in daily life. Ranging from sculpture, painting, photography and video, his work is a spiritual art focusing on post-sense and sensibility of this generation and bringing humor into the questioning of our body cognition.
Wang’s work has been shown in major exhibitions and festivals internationally including Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts and Palazzo Strozzi.
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