Fu Wenjun : Creating Art and Preserving Tradition

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“Illusory Metamorphoses” by Chinese conceptual photographer Fu Wenjun, is a series which explores faith, life and death, existence and illusion, present and future.  Wenjun combines photographs of the iconic Dazu stone sculptures, with x-rays of the human skeleton.  The results of which are printed on Rongchang, a type of grass cloth which has become all but extinct.

 

Mr. Wenjun uses Rongchang grass cloth as a commentary on the “contemporary transformation of intangible culture”.  The cloth, used in China for thousands of years, has fallen out of fashion and is rapidly disappearing from the public eye in favor of more modern materials.  Fu Wenjun hopes to preserve this bit of Chinese tradition by reintroducing it to the public through art, thereby preserving the ancient material.

 

Mr. Wenjun is set to show his work February 14th -18th at Miami Art and Design, after a successful showing at Art Palm Beach, where Piece No. 8 from his series “Illusory Metamorphoses” sold to Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy of New York.  Fu Wenjun is presented in both shows by Contemporary Art Projects, USA, directed by Tata Fernandez, and curated by both Zang Chaonan and Luis Valenzuela.

 

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Fu Wenjun, Piece No. 8, “Illusory Metamorphoses”    Photo Leo Di Tomasso

 

Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy

 Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy with the artist Fu Wenjun    Photo Elsa Roberto

 

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 Jose E. Lopez Art Districts Magazine, the artist Fu Wenjun, Tata Fernandez Director of Contemporary Art Projects, USA, and curator Zang Chaonan       Photo Elsa Roberto

 

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 Raisa Clavijo Curator and Chief Editor of Art Pulse, the artist Fu Wenjun, and curator Zang Chaonan    Photo Leo Di Tomasso

 

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 Curator Zang Chaonan, the artist Fu Wenjun, Venezuelan collectors Jose Luis Pereilo and Agusto Granfaj from Venezuela, Tata Fernandez Director of Contemporary Art Projects, USA    Photo Leo Di Tomasso

 

Luis Valenzuela Curator and Artist

 Curator Luis Valenzuela with the artist Fu Wenjun

Article by S. Conde, E-ArtInternational

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