Yue Minjun "Smile-isms"

Arario Gallery

poster for Yue Minjun "Smile-isms"

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The exhibition of a new set of 28 original prints will be shown for the first time. These prints beautifully illustrate the iconic laughing face and figure of the artist as seen manifested in various states of solitary play and fantastical camaraderie. Yue Minjun’s joyful, smiling figures offer an ironic commentary on the concept of personal freedom and happiness in modern Chinese society. The set of prints will be accompanied by the sculptures as well as paintings.

Yue Minjun (born 1962 in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province) is one of China’s leading contemporary artists working today, and one of the key figures in the Cynical Realism movement, which emerged in response to the Tiananmen Square incident of June 1989. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and his oil paintings have set records at auction.
[Image: Yue Minjun "Untitled (Smile-ism No. 10)" (2006) Lithography on paper 55 x 50 in.]



from October 29, 2009 to January 16, 2010

Opening Reception on 2009-10-29 from 18:00 to 20:00


Yue Minjun

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