“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.
MIAMI, Florida 13, 2014- From January 17th to 20th, 2014, the Contemporary Art Projects USA directed by Sunny Isles-based art marketing consultant Tata Fernandez will be individually showcasing the work of Chinese conceptual photographer Fu Wenjun at the fifth edition of MIA International Art Fair aboard SeaFair in Downtown Miami. As a conceptual photographer -whose works have been exhibited at the Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing- Wenjun, 58, developed his passion for a new medium in a smooth fashion coming from years.