Dunedin Public Art Gallery
8 December 2018 - 12 May 2019
Artist Talk & Tour: Saturday, 8 December 2018, 11am - 1pm
With translator and Dunedin calligrapher Li Tang, gallery curators Lucy Hammonds and Lauren Gutsell
In March this year, Yang Yongliang spent time in Dunedin as part of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's International Visiting Artist programme. Artificial Wonderland includes Yang's most recent video series, 'Views of Water', constructed from footage of the ocean, rivers and lakes shot during his time in New Zealand. Through photography and video, Artificial Wonderland creates a space to examine urbanisation, globalisation and the contemporary relationship to the landscape. Taking their reference point from the works of Song Dynasty painter Ma Yuan (c. 1160 - 1225), Yang's compositions present a view of the environment that is both timeless whilst firmly located in the present.