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Yun-fei Ji the empty city by Yun-fei Ji

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Published by Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis .
Written in English


  • Ji, Yun-fei, 1963- -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesEmpty city
Statement[edited by Shannon Fitzgerald ; copy edit by Kate Weigand].
ContributionsFitzgerald, Shannon., Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
LC ClassificationsND2070.J5 A4 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination95 p. (2 fold.) :
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3699518M
ISBN 100971219532
LC Control Number2003116564

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From a distance, Yun-Fei Ji's traditional brush paintings hark back to the atmospheric landscapes of the Sung Dynasty painters. Step closer though, and Ji's mists are revealed to be toxic clouds, and his craggy mountains are shown to be piles of overflowing garbage and abandoned : Melissa Chiu, Tan Lin, Gregory Volk. Yun-Fei Ji’s work has consistently focused on the rural populations of contemporary China and their complicated—and frequently tenuous—connection to the land. As he stated in a profile in the New York Times: “I use landscape painting to explore the utopian dreams of Chinese history, from past collectivization to new consumerism. This book explores how Ji Yun-fei’s work situates itself within that tense tract between the old and the new, as he incorporates elements of both history and fantasy to highlight modern society’s increasing detachment from ancient notions of harmonious human/nature relationships. The Transnational Artists Yun-Fei Ji, Hung Liu, and Zhang Hongtu: Globalization, Hybridity, and Political Critique Etsuko Taketani The Archipelagic .