Beijing, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Following a string of successful US and European exhibitions last year, including his critically acclaimed Les Funerailles de Mona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, Yan Pei-Ming returns to China with his latest work, Landscape of Childhood, an experimental installation that’s not to be missed.

Known for large monochromatic canvas portraits, produced in a restricted palette of black and white, or in red, for the first time in his career the artist instead uses the UCCA’s vast walls as painted backdrops, framing a series of silkscreen flags, representing a “forest” of portraits of newborn babies and children. As Jerome Sans, co-curator and UCCA Director notes “It features the portraits of future icons: the next generation of Chinese citizens framed by an empty landscape, the future.”

Yan Pei-Ming’s hallmark strong, large brushstroke technique reflects the artist’s concerns about social and political issues, and in this exhibition he presents the audience with a vision of the world in a landscape of crisis and beyond.

June 19 through October 11, 2009
798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxiangiao Lu
P.O. Box 8503
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100015
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