Wang Yuyang

CVF 2013

Objects of Fantasy – Wang Yuyang Solo Exhibition

8 May – 12 June 2013

Mon – Sun, 11.00 – 18.00

Venue: Inigo Rooms (King's College London), Somerset House East Wing, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (MAP)
Free entry

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

Wang Yuyang

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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Featured Artwork


  • Emergency Room China

    Emergency Room China

    Director: Zhou Hao, Running Time: 99', Year: 2013 Documentary, China Language: Chinese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Emergency Room China is the latest film from Zhou Hao, part of his series of documentaries focusing on public spaces and institutions in China. The film saw Zhou spending 10 months in a hospital emergency room and following ambulances day and night. Capturing a stream of...

  • The Dream Never Sets

    The Dream Never Sets

    Director: Wu Wuna, Running Time: 74', Year: 2010 Documentary, Taiwan Language: Chinese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Following up on Farewell 1999 about her mother, The Dream Never Sets is another highly personal documentary from Wu Wuna, this time focusing on her father, who has claimed to be an inventor of note for as long as she can remember. A somewhat lighter, though...

  • Farewell 1999

    Farewell 1999

    Director: Wu Wuna, Running Time: 25', Year: 2005 Documentary, Taiwan Language: Chinese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Wu Wuna’s Farewell 1999 is an intensely personal and poetic piece about her late mother. In 2003, as she became aware that her memories of her mother were fading, Wuna realized that she only had one small piece of home video with her mother in it....

  • The Heart of Qin in Hong Kong

    The Heart of Qin in Hong Kong

    Director: Mayram Goormathtigh, Running Time: 52', Year: 2010 Documentary, Hong Kong China Language: Cantonese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English The Guqin, one of oldest Chinese music instruments, was included by UNESCO as part of the world’s cultural heritage in 2003. This traditional instrument and its beautiful music have been preserved through the centuries, and have even managed to survive in present day Hong...

  • Feel My Soul

    Feel My Soul : Blind Date in China

    Hu Jie, 25’, 2013 China Documentary  Language: Chinese Subtitle: Chinese and English Feel My Soul – Blind Date in China is a popular television reality show which follows the attempts by various men and women to find love in the ‘Feel My Soul’ blind dating bars which have recently been founded across China. Influenced by the increasingly popularity of romantic cinema in China, for example Feng Xiaogang’s blockbuster If You...

  • the transition period

    The Transition Period

    Director: Zhou Hao, Running Time: 114', Year: 2009 Documentary, China Language: Chinese                  Subtitle: Chinese and English Zhou Hao’s remarkable The Transition Period offers an amazingly frank look at the workings of the Chinese government as it follows civil servant Guo Yongchang during his last three months as party secretary of an underdeveloped county in Henan. Zhou reveals the many complexities of his...