Museum Exhibition
Yun-Fei Ji at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
Solo Exhibition
Jun 3 - Jul 15, 2012
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James Cohan Gallery New York/Shanghai is pleased to announce and congratulate Yun-Fei Ji on his solo exhibition Water Work at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. The exhibition opened on June 2nd and ran through July 15th, 2012. The Ullens Center’s exhibition is Yun-Fei Ji’s first in Beijing and celebrates the first major museum presentation of the artist’s work in the country of his birth.James Cohan Gallery New York/Shanghai is pleased to announce and congratulate Yun-Fei Ji on his solo exhibition Water Work at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. The exhibition opened on June 2nd and ran through July 15th, 2012. The Ullens Center’s exhibition is Yun-Fei Ji’s first in Beijing and celebrates the first major museum presentation of the artist’s work in the country of his birth.

A selection of fourteen key works from nearly the past decade, dating from 2003 to 2012, are on view including three major scroll works each measuring over thirty feet and that are being shown together for the first time. Known for his masterful use of traditional Chinese ink painting, Ji’s works address subjects ranging from historical events and cultural memory, natural disasters, and the harsh effects of massive human displacement as the result of infrastructual projects, such as The Three Gorges Dam Migration, often adding a mythological element or dimension to these occurrences and circumstances.

Yun-Fei Ji’s work has been widely exhibited internationally and is included in numerous museum and distinguished private collections. His work will also be featured in the upcoming 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, which opens June 27th and continues through September 16th, 2012.

Yun-Fei Ji made his artistic name in the 1990s as a Chinese ink painter working in Brooklyn. In this, his first solo exhibition in Beijing, Ji examines historical developments in his two homelands through the lens of water-related disasters and infrastructural projects and the human displacement these entail.

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