Fudong, Yang b.1971 / International Hotel 10
about this work
'International Hotel' is a series of seven black and white photographs inspired by popular images of swimmers at the pool side during competitions. Yang Fudong staged these moments of waiting, joy and rest with models around the Art Deco pool of the International Hotel in Shanghai. For the artist the series is like a film with each photo representing a scene. The environment, make-up and allure of the girls evoke the Chinese “modern women” as seen in advertisements, calendars, film posters before the Second World War, which contributed to the feminine emancipation. Just like the women of this period, the models in the photographs smile at the camera and pretend to react to an action taking place beyond the lens. Fudong captures the complex issues that confront young women in contemporary China.  

Yang Fudong (b.1971, China )

International Hotel 10, 2010

Black and white inkjet print
Edition: 7/10
180 x 120 cm.
70 7/8 x 47 1/4 in.
Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S PhotographFar East


Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific, Film Archive, CA USA
August 2013 - December 2013

Yang Fudong: Estranged Paradise, Works 1993-2013
Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland
April 2013 - May 2013

Quote Out of Context, The Works of Yang Fudong
OCT Contemporary art terminal, Shanghai, China
September 2012 - January 2013

Yang Fudong
Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, France
February 2011 - April 2011


Serge Tiroche
Artnow (Magazine), November 2016
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