Fu Wenjun : Creating Art and Preserving Tradition

“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.

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Art Palm Beach

   ArtPalmBeach is considered one of the most influential contemporary art fairs on Florida’s Gold Coast by both critics and art enthusiasts. Over 80 international galleries will be exhibiting contemporary and emerging artists. Thousands of art collectors, curators, designers, media, tourists, residents and students converge at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, daily, to browse and purchase works from more than 80 international galleries. For 17 years, the fair has solidified its position as a leading, local institution, combining a selection of the world’s leading contemporary galleries with an exceptional program of lectures, artists’ panel discussions and site-specific exhibitions and installations throughout the Palm Beaches..

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