Fudong, Yang b.1971 / Yeijang/The Nightman Cometh 1
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about this work
This print is a still from Yang Fudong's single-channel "Ye Jiang *The Nightman Cometh)" - a stylized exploration of China's cinematic history, focusing on the meanderings of several different characters. The video stars a soldier fully decked out in ancient Chinese battle armour, a woman in classical regal dress, and another pair clad in the dapper fashion of pre-revolutionary Shanghai. Scattered action takes place, but the characters again wander through their strange frozen landscape scarcely interacting. Here, another cinematic reference comes to mind; the physical isolation and psychological distress of this forbidding panorama is familiar from the freighted setting of “Spring in a Small Town,” Fei Mu’s 1948 exploration of China’s ailing traditional upper class in the aftermath of the Second Sino-Japanese war. Recently named the greatest Chinese movie ever made, the film's empty grasslands and silent, shell-shocked figures are spiritual predecessors for Yang's introverted protagonists.

Another edition of 'Yeijang/The Nightman Cometh 1' is in the Daimler art collection.

Yang Fudong (b.1971, China )

Yeijang/The Nightman Cometh 1, 2011

Black and white inket print
Edition: 2/10
120 x 180 cm.
47 1/4 x 70 7/8 in.
Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France  Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S PhotographFar East


From a Poem to the Sunset
Daimler Contemporary Berlin
May 2015 - August 2015

Yang Fudong: Selected Works
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York NY
March 2012 - April 2012


From a Poem to the Sunset
Mutual Art (Online), April 2015
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Kyle Chayka , Yang Fudong
Modern Painters (Magazine), July/August 2012

Kyle Chayka , Yang Fudong Invokes the Spectres of Pre-Revolutionary China at Marian Goodman
Artinfo (Online), April 16, 2012
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Yang Fudong's seven-channel THE FIFTH NIGHT...
This Week in New York (Online), April 2012
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